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Ice Fishing specialty articles by Jason Mitchell, encompassing modern-day ice fishing tactics and information, fish species of pursuit, and trips and destinations. Jason Mitchell has logged thousands of hours on the water and ice, earning a reputation for not only being an extraordinary guide, hunter and angler but also a gifted writer, communicator and promoter.

 

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By Jason Mitchell Never say never and never say always with fishing but when it comes to catching big crappie through the ice, there are a few lessons that seem repeating.  Doesn’t matter if you find crappie suspended over basins…

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Lake trout are a fascinating fish to target through the ice and I would dare say the popularity of lake trout has grown immensely over the past decade.  When we first developed the Mackinaw series of ice rods in our…

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By Jason Mitchell Northern pike have a rap sheet with ice anglers.  These top end carnivores have always held a special place in ice fishing lore simply for their attitude.  Some of my earliest ice fishing memories involved staring down…

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By Jason Mitchell Crappie inhabit so many different environments and ecosystems.  What has always made ice fishing so much fun for me is the simple fact that each body of water will have its own personality.  And that my friends…

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By Jason Mitchell In so many cases, the fall sets up the early ice bite.  At the very least, what happens as the lake freezes sets the course for the beginning of winter.  There are variables each winter that influence…

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By Jason Mitchell Some of the shallowest panfish we catch each winter happen in March during late ice on many fisheries.  Fun sight fishing patterns often emerge.  Fish can sometimes be found in a few feet of water under the…

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