Browsing: Ice Fishing

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 No secret that so many fish we like to target through the ice will eventually slide out and winter over holes and basins.  These wintering holes will typically load up with fish each winter.  While you might…

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With Jason Mitchell So many first ice crappie locations can be somewhat predictable.  Troughs, dips, channels and holes seem to concentrate crappie in the fall and these general locations seem to hold into the winter.  Over basins in particular, crappies…

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By Jason Mitchell Few lures can be as effective day in and day out for jumbo perch as spoons.  This lure category packs weight, flash and water displacement into the presentation.  Spoons can be seen and one aspect of finding…

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By Jason Mitchell Ice fishing adventures abound across both the United States and Canada.  Some of these destinations are exotic and remote while other hot spots are on a high cycle.  Some locations are right down the road for some…

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By Jason Mitchell The black Dacron line slid through my gloves as it sliced back and forth in the hole. Every time the fish came close to the bottom of the ice, the fish rolled and ran. The power was…

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By Jason Mitchell Catching walleye through the ice consistently often means finding the point of contact.  The edge or structural element that funnels and pinches fish movements so that when fish move through a particular location, they pass through or…

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With Jason Mitchell Panfish can suspend anywhere in the water column and a big equation for locating fish and putting together a pattern is dialing in that productive zone.  Before electronics, anglers often fished down through the entire water column. …