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 The last period of safe ice typically offers some of the best ice fishing of the year for panfish like bluegill and crappie.  For crappies in particular, we often find fish shallow and the fish can often…

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By Jason Mitchell By midwinter on many bodies of water, walleye location can often trend towards off shore structure and in many cases, deep structure.  With the advent of map chips, more anglers are discovering and fishing these locations.  A…

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By Jason Mitchell A common mistake some anglers make is thinking the world below the ice is static.  The mistaken belief that nothing changes.  We have all probably been lulled into a great bite where we set up on a…

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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…

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By Jason Mitchell In a perfect world, we would always be able to fish for fish that make us look good.  Fish that burn up to the presentation and rise to meet and greet you.  Fish that are looking for…

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By Jason Mitchell Schools of perch often seem to continually be on the move.  When there are several mouths to feed, sitting in one location doesn’t work.  A school of perch can devour everything in its path.  I would hate…

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Matching Up for Ice Walleyes With Jason Mitchell When fish are moving, you can sit on a good spot and catch fish as they push through.  When fish quit moving, you have to push through a spot to keep contacting…