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Late Season Crappie

Late Season Crappie

The ice has been hit or miss so far in 2017. Ice one week. Open water the next. Although many think this is a bad situation, seasoned veterans like Pro Raymond Tiffany take full advantage of this situation.

Summer Time Blues

Summer Time Blues

This summer has been a hot one. I was fishing the other day and drove a crossed some bass beds with magnum bluegills on them.

Skandia Success Ice Fishing!

Skandia Success Ice Fishing!

Brad Caden recently had a great day of ice fishing. Armed with his ice fishing gear and some of his favorite Skandia Tungsten jigs, he hit the ice near Cement City, Michigan.

Don't Forget the Crappie!

Don’t Forget the Crappie!

However, don’t over look the other panfish species including the Crappie. Experienced ice anglers know this can be one of the best times of year to catch these giant panfish.

Size Matters!

Size Matters!

One style of fishing I find interesting and love to utilize when it is called for is ‘long rodding’. This ice fishing technique is extremely popular in the southern parts here in Wisconsin.

Reel and rod on the ice with a nice mess of panfish

Tis The Season for Ice Fishing

Getting fired up for frozen water! Well it’s that time of year when deer season is winding down and the cold weather is coming on. I get all pumped up about the upcoming season of fishing for bluegills and crappies through the ice. I have been getting equipment out, cleaning the dust off, checking line, jigs and […]

Late season scouting for early ice panfish produced these slab crappie for Ray Tiffany and Mandolyn MacHaffie

Late Summer Scouting For Early Ice Fishing Success!

Late August into October can produce some of the best panfish success of the season for many anglers. The weather is beginning to cool. The dog days of a body of water should be at an end or nearly there, and water clarity should be returning to a mere green hew instead of pea soup. […]

Young Angler With Panfish caught while ice fishing

Panfish Transition Under the Ice

Deep water, shallow water flats, suspended fish or bottom hugging fish – what is the answer in locating winter panfish under the ice? It depends on a few variables and the species. Once old man winter grabs hold of a lake, the lake goes through changes. First ice often places the fish shallow. Any green […]

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