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Winter Fishing Tips and Tactics

    By Mike Cork  Fishing through the winter months can be very rewarding for a number of reasons. Cold temperatures keep fair-weather anglers home and hunting seasons lead many anglers to trade lakes for the woods. Winter is also the time of year when most freshwater species group up. The result: more fish for cold-weather anglers. During the coolest months of the year,
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Icing for Panfish

By Vincent J. Hytry Winter is here in southeast Wisconsin and that means it’s time for ice fishing. With the early ice upon us, the focus is on panfish and to find these fish you must think shallow, real shallow (1.5-5ft). The search for panfish begins by looking for protected bays, channels or back waters off river systems and if they contain green weeds, wood or other cover it’s all the
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Beginner Tips for Northern Pike Ice Fishing

By Jay Bryce Pike are popular quarry of ice fishermen. Though they are primarily pursued with tip ups, baited with live minnows or suckers, they can be taken with rod and reel, either jigging or fishing with bait. Most fishermen use a fairly large hook, such as a No. 1 or No. 2 short shanked single hook or a No. 1 or No. 1/0 treble attached to a steel leader one to three feet long. The steel
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Frabill Introduces New Combos

Just in time for the big freeze, the intelligent ice interpreters at Frabill have this season’s ice fishing all wrapped up. Well… so to speak. The actual fishing is up to you. But the gear you take with you? That’s on our backs. Behold the new Frabill Promos: three technique-specific ice-fishing kits, each combining two distinct rod and reel combos with a tough and
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