Short Line Trolling Strategies for Walleye

Season 14 – Episode 19: Host Jason Mitchell and guide Corey Ewing share a deadly late summer walleye tactic for shallow natural lakes in the Glacial Lakes Region of South Dakota. Put a Salmo Bullhead 8SDR behind the prop, troll Read More »


Giant Lake Superior Smallmouth Bass

Season 14 – Episode 18: Chequamegon Bay near Ashland Wisconsin is one of the most notorious smallmouth bass fisheries on the Great Lakes. Join host Jason Mitchell and guide Roger LaPenter as they share some tips and strategies for fishing Read More »


Ontario Fly In Walleye Paradise

Season 14 – Episode 17: Eric Naig from Northland Fishing Tackle joins host Jason Mitchell on an Ontario Fly In fishing adventure with Knobby’s Fly In Camps located in Sioux Lookout. Read More »


Deadly Half Crawler Rig for Walleye

Season 14 – Episode 16: Host Jason Mitchell demonstrates the effectiveness of a half crawler rig developed with Northland Fishing Tackle called the Crawler Hauler on Devils Lake, North Dakota. Read More »


Pitching Jigs for Fall Walleye

Season 14 – Episode 15: Host Jason Mitchell and veteran guide Al Maas pitch jigs for walleye in mid October on Minnesota’s Leech Lake. Read More »


Nonstop Ontario Walleye Action

Season 14 – Episode 14: Jason Mitchell Outdoors travels to Dinorwic Lake, Ontario to fish with Pine Sunset Lodge. A jig fisherman’s dream, this is a top drive to fishing destination for walleye on the Canadian Shield. Read More »


Rigging for Walleye on Fort Peck

Season 14 – Episode 13: Live bait rigging on prominent classic structure for trophy walleye on Fort Peck Reservoir in eastern Montana. Read More »


Lake of the Ozarks Fishing

Season 14 Episode 12 Segment 2:  Top bass and crappie fishing destination with excellent fishing opportunities available through late winter and early spring. Enjoy this fishery with Camden on the Lake ( Read More »


Bottom Bouncer and Spinner Walleyes

Season 14 Episode 12 Segment 1:  Jason Mitchell and show guest Corey Ewig share some tips on rigging and tipping spinners to catch walleyes in the Glacial Lakes Region of South Dakota. Read More »


Snap Jigging Mid Summer Walleyes

Season 14 – Episode 11: Jason Mitchell and northern Minnesota fishing guide Jason Boser put together a solid jig bite pattern on Lake Winnie. After trying a few locations and experimenting with several presentations, the anglers eventually fine tune the Read More »


Pitching Jigs for Post Spawn Walleyes

Season 14 – Episode 10:  Jason Mitchell joins guiding legend Clayton Folden on the Van Hook Arm of Lake Sakakawea during the post spawn period. The anglers discuss a classic early season pattern of pitching Northland Fireball Jigs up into Read More »

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Trophy Catfish Tactics on the Red River

Season 14 – Episode 9: Red River guide Josh Burgett joins Jason Mitchell on the Red River of the North where they discuss late summer locations and strategies for trophy channel catfish. Read More »


Lead Core Walleyes on Mille Lacs Lake

Season 14 – Episode 8: Host Jason Mitchell and guide Jeff Andersen troll modified Salmo Hornets with Lead Core to catch several respectable walleyes during a major bug hatch. Both anglers discuss the details and variables that can lead to Read More »


Big Baits for Plate Sized Bluegills

Season 14 – Episode 7: Ice Team Pros Jason Mitchell and Tony Mariotti share a few tricks for using large aggressive baits like the Salmo Chubby Darter to sort out and trigger big bluegills on a lake in western Minnesota. Read More »


Jumbo Perch & Walleyes and Big Predator Fish Adventure

Season 14 – Episode 6: Host Jason Mitchell joins Jeff Katzer from Woodland Resort on North Dakota’s Devils Lake. Katzer handles the rental fish houses for Woodland Resort and shares some tips on how to find and catch jumbo perch Read More »


UV Buckshot Rattle Spoons for Big South Dakota Perch

Season 14 – Episode 5: The new Ultra Violet Northland Tackle Buckshot Rattle Spoon gets the paint wore off on a torrid jumbo perch bite near Webster, South Dakota. Jason Mitchell is joined by guide Cory Ewing where they run Read More »


Small River Ice Steelhead

Season 14 – Episode 4: Jason Mitchell joins Kerry Paulson from Automatic Fisherman on a small river near Sheboygan, Wisconsin to target powerful Lake Michigan run steelhead and brown trout through the ice. Read More »


Spring Transition Panfish

Season 14 – Episode 3: Jason Mitchell and Tony Mariotti discuss late ice pan fish patterns for both bluegills and crappies on a lake in Ottertail County, Minnesota. Both anglers share some tips on how to find the “right weeds” Read More »


Black Hills Lake Trout

Season14 – Episode 2: An exotic opportunity for lake trout on Pactola Reservoir, located in South Dakota’s Black Hills highlights this show. Host Jason Mitchell joins Ice Team Pro Craig Oyler where they showcase the strategy and equipment for icing Read More »


Shallow Water Rattle Bait Walleyes

Season 14 – Episode 1: Host Jason Mitchell and Ice Team Pro Jeff Andersen showcase an intense reaction bite for walleyes in shallow water on North Dakota’s Devils Lake. The anglers aggressively work Salmo Zippers and share some techniques on Read More »

Observations on the Ice Walleye Scene


By Jason Mitchell

Many trends and mindsets that originate over the open water season eventually transform on to the ice scene.  There was a time when walleye anglers had a hard time putting anything on a jig besides a shiner.  Today, soft plastic and water soluble soft baits have traction with the walleye crowd.  The soft plastic replacing live bait trend has slowly gained a foothold on the ice walleye world.  Just like open water, soft plastics will never replace live bait but they are a great compliment and with certain situations and applications, work much better.  


Basin Bump Gills


By Jason Mitchell

Deep structure can be relative but the location is often reserved for walleye or perhaps lake trout.  So often, anglers targeting panfish, sunfish in particular, often focus on basins but the search is so often concentrated on transitions that correlate with inside or outside turns.  These classic spots are definitely worth the exploration and often hold fish.  Sharp breaks featuring good weed growth that cut along a basin are another classic top pick.  


Fall Trolling Tactics for Walleyes


By Jason Mitchell

When I look back at past years, there are several patterns that really stand out in the fall.  Vertical jigging over deep rock piles.  Casting stick baits after dark over shallow rocks.  Pitching jigs tipped with soft plastic swim baits into remaining weed beds.  Live bait rigging with big chubs.  Trolling crank baits along main lake contours.  The locations can vary from current areas and bottle necks to classic sharp breaking structure and rock, either deep or shallow.