With ice receding in parts of the region, many boats launching from docks are targeting late-winter, early-spring white and black crappies.
When negative biters crimp your angling style, switch up your tactics with this tool for multi-species hard-water success.
Don’t let the so-called ice fishing blues prevent you from landing walleyes and lunker panfish during the heart of the hard-water season.
By the mid-point of the hard-water season, top ice fishing sticks employ tips-ups for transitioning winter gamefish action.
Catching ice walleyes, pike, and panfish demands even more attention to sensory stimuli than you expend during the open-water fishing period
Every day on the lake will be different, but following a simple strategy can boost your ice fishing odds for success.
The ice formula guru, “Tackle” Terry Tuma answers the toughest angling questions from rank-and-file outdoorsmen for this winter’s hottest sport on hard water.
Hard-water angling will arrive across the ice belt soon, so prepare your equipment and multi-species plan for early ice now.
Take advantage of the warm autumn and potentially late ice-up by pursuing hungry black and white crappies
Learn to run spinner rigs and you’ll catch more fishing throughout the open-water angling season.
From bass to pike to walleyes to panfish, altering your methods from day to day, even minute to minute delivers better angling results.
During the open water angling season, you can achieve longer casts with these tips from “Tackle” Terry Tuma.
During any fishing season, understand how to maximize your angling efficiency, then stick with your open water or ice formula.
Too many anglers associate perch fishing with hard water when summer can produce jumbo action for kids and adults alike.
Minnesota’s 2016 walleye fishing season on inland waters begins on May 14, so keep a variety of jig colors and sizes in your tackle box.
The hot, ice-out bite for walleyes and saugers on the region’s rivers can deliver all-day jigging action
Ice fishing has nearly ended, but where you can still find walkable border country ice, you’ll likely find jumbo perch
Prepare your hard-water rods in advance with these line, lure, and terminal tackle setups.
When fish strike, timing your hookset can determine whether or not sportfish emerge from your ice hole.
Walleye and northern pike anglers alike should employ a simple, old school, multi-species technique throughout the hard-water season.
Employ this hard-water strategy with an angling partner during the mid-ice period unfolding right now.
Employ the correct technique with these fishing tactics for walleyes, pike, sunfish and crappies to produce more action and fillets via hard-water angling
Replace fishing line, scour the tackle box, buy new lures, and fire up that gas auger right now!
Late-autumn, even early winter angling can produce big fish results, but take care not to allow cold weather to damage your expensive equipment.
Invest a little TLC into winter rod storage, and your equipment will last longer and provide better angling results next spring and beyond.
The rate at which your lure descends through the water column plays a major role in the efficiency of your fishing – over hard water or soft.