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Lake Oahe has been long accepted as one of the premier walleye destinations in North America. Rightly so, as…
One of the greatest attractions of ice fishing is that it is a relatively inexpensive sport to break into….
When it comes to fishing for walleyes, speed and spinners sound like a direct contradiction in terms.
Doing a whole bunch of nothing can serve a useful purpose. When it comes to ice fishing, I realize there are an awful lot of folks doing this already.
Holding the distinction of the most well-known of the six mainstem reservoirs on the upper Missouri River, Lake Oahe is the gem of them all when it comes to opportunities for anglers.
Staying in place is an overlooked strategy that can pay big dividends as one of the best options for icing the biggest fish of the year. Now, before the run-and-gun crowd starts sneering and guffawing at this suggestion, hit the kill button on your auger long enough so you can listen for a moment and open your mind to the possibilities staying in one spot can provide.
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The advent of the all-terrain vehicle and its accessories has changed the face of ice fishing. We are living in an era where mechanization and technology continue to escalate at an amazing pace, and it seems nearly impossible to keep up with everything being presented to us.
Like any good mechanic will tell you, the proper tools always help you get the job done in the most efficient and trouble-free manner. And, when it comes to ice fishing, it’s easy to be amazed or even a bit overwhelmed with the pile of new tools that are now available to help us catch more fish.
In an article by Andrew Johnson, share his trip with Dennis Foster and Andrew’s 8 year old son, Gavin as they take Gavin out for his first ice fishing trip in March.
During the first open-water forays of the year, most walleye anglers – even your more sophisticated types – just don’t equate hard-bodied lures with success. In reality, however, nothing could be further from the facts.
Spring arrived in South Dakota March 20 in the form of a rare, but welcome, day of sunshine. And while the brief respite renewed hope that winter was nearly over, there was still plenty of ice on the area’s lakes for an ice-fishing adventure.
In my opinion, late ice offers the best opportunity to catch the biggest fish of the hard-water season. The end of winter means fish of all species will be sporting their plumpest figures of the year and be in a cooperative mood to boot. For this discussion, I will focus on top-of-the-line predators such as walleyes, pike, and both large and smallmouth bass.
We far too often view panfish as the babies of the piscatorial scene. Yes, they may be near the bottom of the food chain. But babies? I assure you they are not.