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The Good Old Days!

The Good Old Days!

What ever happened to the good old days? Days before Vexilars, electric augers, body heaters, Tungsten ice jigs, and the list goes on and on. Even without all of the latest and greatest gadgets, we all seemed to still catch fish.

Setting up a new Tip Up

Setting up a new Tip Up

I just got my first tip up and am really excited to try it out. My dad says using tip ups is really fun so I am excited to try mine. The first step to setting up a tip up is to unpack it and tie on the line.

When Pros Give Back

When Pros Give Back

When Ray and I started the Hard Water Maniacs and jumped into the world of professional angling, we didn’t know what to expect or how we would be accepted into this highly competitive world. Now, after only three years running, we have grown to a level we never thought we would be in a very […]

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. […]

Ray Tiffany and Mandolyn MacHaffie, the HARD WATER MANIACS team up with K&E Stopper Lures

HARD WATER MANIACS Ray and Mandolyn Join K&E Stopper Lures

K&E Stopper Lures has two new members on their team with the addition of Raymond Tiffany and Mandolyn MacHaffie who are otherwise known as the professional ice fishing circuit duo HARD WATER MANIACS. When Ray received a pair of Whip’r Rods from his fiancé and team partner Mandolyn as a Christmas gift in 2010, he […]

Large walleye caught while ice fishing. Credit Jack Payne

Ice Fishing for Walleye with Jigging Spoons, Tip-ups and Bobbers

One moment the slip bobber was there. The next it was sinking out of sight. Mid-winter walleye ice fishing is best done with a two hole strategy. Fish a jigging spoon in one hole and a minnow under a slip-bobber in the other. A tip-up can easily be used in place of the slip bobber. […]

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