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Ice Fishing

Ice fishing's popularity has been growing steadily over the decades. If you are new to ice fishing or a seasoned pro, you will find some great information here to get you started or help increase your success on the ice. Be safe and please practice catch and release.

Trophy Tip-Up Tips
by Dale Helgeson
The ice is here and you want to get into some bigger fish through the ice. There are several options from the great sturgeon spearing on Lake Winnebago to jigging up trophy walleyes on the Mud Flats of Mille Lacs. But the number one preferred way to chase trophy fish through the ice is with tip-ups. Tip-ups come in many different shapes and sizes from stick tip-ups, wood tip-ups, to plastic tip-ups. I prefer to use Frabill Pro Thermal tip-ups. They are insulated round plastic tip-ups that cove...
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Ice Fishing: 101

New to ice fishing but don't know where to start? Here is some great information by Rick Inzero to get you started on "hard water" fishing.

Ice Fishing Safety

Having fun on the ice means being safe on the ice. A little knowledge and common sense goes a long ways. Review the pages below before you venture out on the ice. The life you may save just might be your own.
Click here to read Larry Smith's Insight To Ice Fishing Larry Smith's Insight To Ice Fishing
by Larry Smith
Frabill Pro Staffer Larry Smith, shares some insight on the sport of ice fishing. Try some of these tips and tactics, they may help you put more fish ...
Click here to read Purchasing an Ice Shelter Purchasing an Ice Shelter
by Scott Glorvigen
With all the various shelters on the market, it's down-right confusing when you're purchasing an ice shelter. Here are few tips to make your purchase ...
Click here to read Tip-Up Rigging Tip-Up Rigging
by Larry Smith
Tip-Ups are one of the most popular and effective ways to ice fish. They will catch a variety of fish provided the angler knows how to rig them for ma...
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