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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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Tip Up Tactics For Trophy Pike

Trophy pike have always fascinated me.  While pike are indeed abundant across the upper Midwest and beyond, trophy pike that surpass the thirty-five-inch mark can be much more difficult to find. Trophy class pike don’t live everywhere and not every…

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Jungle Punching Crappie

By Jason Mitchell On so many natural lakes (particularly where there is good water visibility that typically creates lush stands of aquatic vegetation) crappie location at early ice is all about finding the best weeds.  Tall green weeds will typically…

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Bluegill Basics

By Jason Mitchell Regardless of whether you do a lot of ice fishing or are completely new to ice fishing… bluegills are seemingly designed for entertaining ice anglers.  Abundant, relatively easy to find and great on the table, bluegills are…

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Early Ice Walleye

By Jason Mitchell Early ice is a prime window for targeting walleye.  Classic early ice locations typically repeat the prominent fall locations.  As a rule of thumb, good fishing in the fall often means good fishing at first ice.  Tough…

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Late Ice Walleye

By Jason Mitchell Some specific States and Provinces have open walleye seasons during the late ice period.  These fisheries offer tremendously fun ice fishing opportunities.  I love catching walleye any day of the year but what I love about late…

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Panfish in the Abyss

By Jason Mitchell Both bluegill and crappie often suspend or move out over deep water basins on many bodies of water each winter.  Deep and basin are often relative descriptions to describe a large offshore bowl of deeper water but…

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Crappie on the Ceiling

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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