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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.

K&E Tackle Ice Rods - My Two Cents!

K&E Tackle Ice Rods – My Two Cents!

When deciding to get into competitive ice fishing, you have to have some of the best gear to make sure you don’t miss the slightest bite. That’s where K&E Tackle’s Whip’r Rod comes in.

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 […]

Reels, Reels, Reels…

Reels, Reels, Reels…

There are many different styles of fishing reels in the industry today. All of which have their place or function in one way or another. I would like to discuss a certain type of reel that faded throughout the years and has been making a strong come back, especially in the circuit ice fishing ranks. […]

Instead of waiting for first ice, this angler borrowed a duck boat and caught some nice bluegills in Southern Michigan

Ice-less Ice Fishing

With the mild weather keeping many ice anglers frustrated, some fishermen are getting creative to catch their ‛first ice’ gills. This angler was spotted on a lake in Barry County in a borrowed duck boat. The anonymous angler got out late, but was still able to catch a dozen nice bluegills in about half an […]

K&E Stopper Lures Pro Staff member Ray Tiffany of the HARD WATER MANIACS with a giant light line buck rainbow trout

Light Line’n Trophy Trout through the Ice!

The ice is in and safe. The weather is perfect – overcast and comfortably cool, and you just received word that the trout are hitting in the local Lake Michigan tributary or marina. The only problem is, after years of trying and going home empty handed, you are conflicted about whether or not you should […]

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 […]

Super sensitive Whip'R ice rod combos from K&E Tackle available from

Whip’r Ice Rods Set The Standard

The late season addition of Whip’r Ice Rods took the ice fishing world by storm – if you didn’t grab one quick, they were gone. The super sensitive “Whip’r Tip’ is soft enough to detect bites, but can also be used with most spring bobbers for the super light biters. The folks at K&E have […]

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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