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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.

PANFISH ON ICE
by Bob Jensen
Throughout the Midwest, panfish are abundant and they're popular. Anglers year ‘round like to catch panfish, and the winter season provides lots of opportunities to do so. Lakes, ponds, backwaters of rivers, they all hold panfish in good numbers. Here are some ideas as to how you can catch more panfish through the ice. First, it is important to identify what type of panfish you will be after. Different types of panfish call for different presentations. You need to determine what type of pa...
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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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