Ice Fishing

Why Are Ice Fishing Rods So Short: Mystery Solved

Anglers new to the sport of ice fishing often see the stubby little ice rods as somewhat silly.  Ice fishing rods may be short but they are fish catching machines designed with functionality in mind. While conventional fishing rods are usually 6 or 7 feet in length, an ice fishing […]

When is Ice Fishing Season: Answer for All 50 States

The first frosty mornings of late fall are here and I am once again scraping ice off my windshield.  Certainly, that’s not a task anyone loves but it sure gets me pumped about the arrival of ice fishing season. Cold January weather means frozen lakes and the start of ice […]

How to Hook a Minnow for Ice Fishing (With Pictures)

Artificial lures are the go-to lure choice for most ice anglers today.  Everyone loves trying the latest innovations in jigging spoons or rattle baits but sometimes nothing beats a real minnow on a hook.  Artificial lures are easy to use.  However, when things get tough and the fish aren’t biting, […]