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 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…

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By Jason Mitchell Probably the biggest tackle trend the past five years for ice fishing panfish has been incorporating tungsten into the presentation.  Ice anglers have embraced tungsten.  The physical properties make tungsten much heavier than traditional lead and as…

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By Jason Mitchell Each early ice season is almost a space race in regard to reaching spots further out on fishable ice while still being safe.  Simply put, there are just spots that we know will be good and usually,…

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My first experience targeting crappies in what I would consider extreme deep water occurred about a dozen years ago on a Canadian Shield lake in Ontario. We portaged back into a lake with a caravan of snowmobiles chasing a rumor.…