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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.

MDNR Ice Fishing and Safety Tips Video

MDNR Ice Fishing and Safety Tips Video

Michigan is a place where anglers can take up their rod and fish year-round. Winter is no exception, with thousands of lakes open to ice fishing.experiences.

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Ice Fishing Success

Reports are coming in from all over the Midwest on some great ice fishing success. As you can see by the pictures, some real giants are hitting the ice.

Skandia Tungsten Tear Drops Equal Success!

Skandia Tungsten Tear Drops Equal Success!

The New Skandia Tungsten Tear Drop ice jigs are lighting it up. Reports are coming in on the latest tungsten innovation from Skandia and fish are hitting the ice!

Michigan Winter Free Fishing Weekend 2017

Michigan Winter Free Fishing Weekend 2017

February 18 and 19, 2017 will be Michigan’s winter free fishing weekend for 2017. You do not need a fishing license on that weekend to fish anywhere in Michigan. Visit the MDNR Free Fishing Website for more information including public events.

Good Ice Safety Resource

Good Ice Safety Resource

Check out the Minnesota DNR ice safety section on their state website. Lots of great tips and simple graphics to make your ice fishing and travels much safer!

Warm weather moves ice fishing school to Houghton Lake

Warm weather moves ice fishing school to Houghton Lake

There are no snow days in ice fishing school – not when the principal is Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame angler Mark Martin. Unusually warm temperatures, wind and rain preceded the Feb 7 – 10 ice fishing class scheduled on Saginaw Bay.

Precious Metals

Precious Metals

Silver, gold, copper… Three precious metals that have been sought after as valuable resources by man throughout history, but their importance does not stop at the foundation of monetary value.

Safe Ice Fishing Tips

Safe Ice Fishing Tips

Ice fishing is a fun activity even the family can enjoy. But ice fishing requires preparation and knowledge to enjoy the sport safely. Here are some safe ice fishing tips.

MSU Ice Fishing Tournament January 30

MSU Ice Fishing Tournament January 30

The Michigan State Fishing Club is having an ice fishing tournament Saturday, January 30, 2016 at Lake Lansing out of the Lake Lansing Park South.

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.

20 Minutes on my Knees

20 Minutes on my Knees

This is kind of a fishing report with a story from my ice fishing day on Lake Lansing yesterday January 24, 2016. It includes two videos for evidence or documentation.

Free Fishing Weekend February 13-14

Free Fishing Weekend February 13-14

Michigan winter Free Fishing Weekend is coming up soon, Saturday and Sunday February 13 and 14, 2016. You do not need a Michigan fishing license to fish anywhere in Michigan that weekend.

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.

Gearing Up for Ice!

Gearing Up for Ice!

Most of us have enjoyed this last little blast of warm weather. However reality is coming soon with colder weather, and eventually snow and ice. This in-between time is a great time to get out the ice gear and get things ready to go.

Mark Martin wraps up 25th season of ice fishing school VIDEO

Mark Martin wraps up 25th season of ice fishing school VIDEO

There’s little evidence to suggest Benjamin Franklin was an ice fisherman but if he were alive today and inclined to spend a nice winter’s day on the ice, he surely would see the value in Mark Martin’s Ice Fishing Vacation School.

Whitefish Ice Fishing Road Trip

Whitefish Ice Fishing Road Trip

When the panfish bite slows, it’s time for a change to break free of the mid-winter doldrums. It’s time for a whitefish ice fishing road trip.

Rifle River Recreation Area Winterfest February 21

Rifle River Recreation Area Winterfest February 21

With winter in full swing, the Michigan DNR wants residents to know there is plenty of cold-weather fun planned at Rifle River Recreation Area’s annual Winterfest Saturday, February 21.

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