January 31, 2020

Fishing has been great last few weeks for crappies. Because it’s an evening bite, I’m able to run out to my fish house with the boys after school.

Few pizzas chips, pop and we have a quick dinner while fishing. We usually watch a movie on the tv and jig those suspended...

January 24, 2020

Warm and sunny temperatures this week have made for some excellent weather to get out on some ice, but the nicer weather has also brought on a high barometer, causing fish to be more lethargic. Patience and lure selection could be the name of the game for those who are...

January 20, 2020

Rare is the day when nearly every condition is near perfect. Most days, if it's sunny, it's also windy or the barometric pressure is sky high. Or if it isn’t windy, it's raining or snowing. Or if it's sunny and not windy, the fish aren't biting.

Getting all th...

January 13, 2020

Some days when you hit the ice, the fish are easy to find and catch, and makes for a very fun and rewarding day. Then there are days that you really need to work and look, drill many holes and keep on the move.

When the days are like this, after many fruitless holes, th...

January 10, 2020

Last month, I was asked by J.R., one of the leaders of a local veteran's group called Casting Vets, if I would be willing to help some members of their group with an on-ice trip. I jumped at the chance and said yes immediately!

What an honor it would be to help these gu...

January 3, 2020

We all have our mentors from our youth growing up in the outdoors. Many of us have dads, moms, uncles, aunts, siblings, cousins, or friends who got us into the outdoors and kept us coming back for more.

They were the ones who inspired our passion for fishing, hunting, c...

January 2, 2020

I’ve hit the ice a few times now down in Bay City and Maiden Rock, WI.  Seems to be a consistent 8 inches of ice.

This is a river so please check for yourself as conditions are always changing. I’ve managed a few nice crappies in 12-14 ft water along with some perch. Us...

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