Published on Jan 4, 2019
Jason Mitchell joins Tony Mariotti on early ice near Detroit Lakes, Minnesota to explore small lakes for crappie and bluegill. Classic run and gun fishing for panfish over basins where suspended fish can often be found adjacent to weed lines.
Tony explains the top locations he looks for when trying to catch panfish on early ice and the benefits of exploring many of the smaller lakes in the region. Hole hopping with tungsten jigs and soft plastics to break down water and find suspended crappie and bluegill. Great region in western Minnesota for ice anglers hoping to find panfish. Ice Fishing episode was filmed in 2018 and aired in January of 2019. Tried and true advice for how to find and catch more panfish through the ice this winter.