November 30, 2018

While some of us in higher elevations or further north in the country, have been on or are getting on first ice soon, there are still plenty of ice fishermen and women waiting to get on. Even for those of us on early, our preparations for that ice started weeks ago or...

November 27, 2018

It's been a while since we've had ice before Thanksgiving, but it sure felt great to walk on water. That's if it was good ice and we found several lakes that averaged 5-7 inches. The small to mid-sized lakes are good and the larger lakes still have some spots of open w...

November 21, 2018

While I was at the Dakota Angler Ice Institute, a couple of friends shot me photos of themselves on some of the smaller ponds around the Hills with them on the ice. The colder stretch had put 4" of clear ice on some of them and I decided that I was going to get out as...

November 16, 2018

At many places across the Midwest, big ice fishing conventions and shows at local retailers are beginning to pop up as temperatures continue to drop into November and thousands of fishermen and women prepare for the coming hardwater season.

These shows are a great way t...

November 8, 2018

Cold temps this week and into next have got many of us itching for the lakes to start freezing up around the Hills area. Some higher stock dams and ponds are reported to be frozen over, though with less than an inch of ice so far.

With nighttime temperatures getting dow...

November 8, 2018

Open water days are starting to dwindle down and taking advantage of these last days, is key for setting up quick success once the hardwater season starts. Fish locations now will still be in play when the first ice comes and finding these locations is important for sa...

November 6, 2018

Well, as we all know that this is the Minnesota Deer Opener and you can definitely tell by the empty parking lots at the landings. And that is a great feeling if your an angler. It gives you the opportunity to just take your time getting the boat ready, and to scout ar...

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