Joel Nelson's Articles

November 2018

Fish Early, Fish Safe
by Joel Nelson
First ice safety is something that comes up annually this time of year, and despite our best efforts as anglers, is highly ignored. We’ve seen the graphics, know how thick the ice generally needs to be, and we understand the risks involved, but somehow these risks are weighed and the balance is deemed acceptable no matter how unsafe the ice actually is. Most advice you’ll read on the subject inv... more

February 2017

Ice Sonar FAQs For Beginners And Experts
by Joel Nelson
Think you know your ice electronics? Even if you're a seasoned veteran of the sonar world, here are some bits of advice that can help!Photo by: Ben Larson - In-Depth Media Productions Every year, a new set of anglers both young and old, learn to use ice fishing sonar or flashers for the first time. That said, I encounter many anglers on the ice each year that still have their ice s... more

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