June 8, 2018

One of the most fun fish to catch is the sunfish or bluegill. Their short body size is deceiving for how hard they fight, and those proportions will have this fish as one of the hardest fighting in the freshwater.

April 20, 2018

My confidence from last week that I'd be able to get a couple more trips onto Stockade for pannies was shaken a bit with another trip there earlier this week, which just went to show me, that even an educated prediction is never a guarantee when it comes to late ic...

April 13, 2018

As the bigger lakes in the area have begun to open, the temperature has still favored the ice for the time being in the higher elevations. Access to several smaller lakes and a couple of larger ones is still good in our area and temperatures over the next 10 days will...

April 10, 2018

With a cold spring, delaying the warming of local waters, finally able to get a boat into the water and get the open water season underway. Waters are still only in the 40’s, winds are constantly blowing, but casting a long rod, makes it all worth finally getting start...

March 30, 2018

The ice apocalypse is coming! I say that with a saddened expression because the coming of warm weather is signaling the end of the hardwater season. Some of the lakes around the Hills are no longer accessible, but we do still have a few left with good ice and accessibi...

March 20, 2018

When you have so many flags go off, bonus fish becomes the targeted fish of the day. I've been getting out to chase Bluegill a lot more frequently, I dare say I am addicted. I have been neglecting the Clam Arctic Warriors on a lot of the outings, just because I st...

March 19, 2018

As the weather starts its uphill battle in warming, I am starting my wind down for ice fishing. It has been a long grueling winter for Alie and I. We fish the Ultimate Panfish League, which consists of 4 tournaments in Minnesota. We also fished the Frankies State Panfi...

March 1, 2018

I've never been a huge panfish guy. I typically target the biggest fish available to me, Lake Trout, Pike, Salmon, and Catfish. But with a friendly panfish tournament to prepare for and friends from out of town coming in wanting to target panfish, I decided to give...

February 15, 2018

There is nothing better than a day of ice fishing with family and friends, but there is something extra special about a Father-Daughter day on the ice. Superbowl Sunday, I was lucky enough to have one of those days with my daughter Ashley. She was not super happy when...

February 14, 2018

Well, old man winter sure doesn’t want to give a break from this cold snap that never seems to want to end. I guess that little Ground Hog might be right about the 6 more weeks of winter this year. But dealing with the freezing weather, doesn’t mean you must stay insid...

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