by Bob Jensen  | I haven’t been able to do as much ice-fishing as I would like so far this year.  Between Holidays, hazardous travel and such, I’ve just been home-bound more than usual.  When that happens, I start thinking, and when I think about fishing, I think of places I’ve been and places that […]

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by Bob Jensen  | Open water trolling is a technique, or at least a phrase, that most anglers are familiar with.  Trolling on the ice is a technique that more and more ice-anglers are becoming familiar with.  Trolling on the ice might not make sense at first, but once you understand the concept, it will […]

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by Bob Jensen  | I went ice-fishing for the first time of the season a few days ago.  It was a good trip even though the fish chose not to participate as much as we would have liked.  We were on a lake in central Minnesota:  The ice was about 15 inches thick.  Anglers had […]

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by Bob Jensen  | Across the ice-belt there are several species of fish that anglers have the opportunity to catch from under the ice.  Walleyes, northern pike, perch, crappies and other types of panfish, smallmouth and largemouth bass and even catfish can be caught by ice-anglers.  The thing is, our presentation needs to change for […]

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by Bob Jensen  | Another ice-fishing season is underway across many parts of the Midwest, and many of the anglers that hit the ice this winter will be after walleyes.  Walleyes will eat a lot of different presentations.  A plain hook and split-shot under a bobber works, as does a jig like we would use […]

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by Bob Jensen  | To some anglers, lure color isn’t that important.  To other anglers, color is very important.  To the most successful anglers, lure color is part of the equation.  In a good number of situations, whether it be open-water or ice-fishing, the color of your lure can affect how many fish you catch. […]

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by Bob Jensen  | Recently we’ve been talking about ice-fishing and early ice tactics.  In early November it looked like ice-fishing season was going to start early, but it doesn’t look like that anymore.  We need to remind ourselves that it is critical to make sure the ice is safe before you go on it.  […]

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by Bob Jensen  | Winter is not far off.  In fact, depending on where you live, it’s already here. The Midwest provides lots of fishing opportunities throughout the winter months for both open water and ice anglers.  Many anglers like to go ice-fishing, many others enjoy fishing in the open water in rivers below dams.  […]

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