Ice Fishing at The Leading Edge

  • Minnesota Legends Rapala® and Polaris® Team Up to Tackle the Tundra
    [i]Historic Brands Celebrate Partnership With Ultimate Ice Fishing Giveaway[/i] MINNETONKA, MN - For residents of the Land of 10,000 Lakes, two legendary brands have risen above the ranks of the average outdoors company. Whether it’s hooking a Walleye or feeling the thrill of speeding across a [...]
  • Community Events Open NAIFC National Championship
    RHINELANDER WI - A full evening of events for the Northwoods kicks off the 2010 North American Ice Fishing Circuit's (NAIFC) National Championship, December 16-19. Hosted by the Northwoods Banquet Center, the activities begin at 5:00, Thursday (16th) with a FREE kids ice fishing clinic with NAI
  • Monticello MN to Host National Qualifying Ice Fishing Tournament
    MONTICELLO MN - The Monticello Chamber of Commerce has contracted the NAIFC (North American Ice Fishing Circuit) Tournament Series to conduct a National Qualifying Tournament on Pelican Lake, January 21-23, 2011. Teams finishing in the top-10 at the Pelican Qualifier automatically qualify as part of
  • StrikeMaster Augers "Handle" Like a Pro
    BIG LAKE MN – A dance partner who’s light on their feet makes doin’ the boogie or foxtrot infinitely more enjoyable. Particularly when compared to a hefty clunker who’s constantly stepping on your toes. On frozen lakes, fishermen find themselves hand-in-hand with a dance part [...]
  • "Trolling" is No Longer Exclusive to Fishing From a Boat
    I wounder if I can get an app like that for my Droid and just add the transducer?

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Ice Fishing IceLeaders Talk

  • tongue weight
    Thx jsk76. I received the irs lockout kit today. Might install and hook up the boat to test it out :) Also looking at drive on skis (if needed) to help reduce friction and make it easier to pull. Trialmand error time!
  • 8" auger?
    I did find out that it is for a Badger earth auger from Jiffy. They made or maybe still do for a combo earth/ice drill.
  • How do you store your portable??
    The racor system works great. Best idea i have seen for putting up a portable in the air.
  • RUNNERS FOR SKID FISH HOUSE
    Pine won't last very long either on jagged ice. Do you have access to tamarack?
  • Lifetime minimum maintenance frame
    I am tagging it along with a load of parts from work so that helps. Even for us they have a $300 minimum charge if you don't have enough weight to equal that or greater. You pay based on finished weight and can figure your frame will gain on average of 6% if it is vented properly to reduce exce [...]

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“i have more fun”

  • Fly fishing Northern Pike
    I added an 8w Cabelas Prestige 9' fly rod this spring. I want to fly fish northers. Maybe a little heavy for the pike here in southern MN but I wanted to make sure I had enough rod to handle anything big. Just in case. With that in mind, I was wondering do you guys need like a wire leader for p [...]
  • Take A Number
    The Elliot Donnelley Chapter of TU will be in Westby this weekend for their annual spring meeting too.
  • Where's that perfect medium size Bucktail rod?
    I've been using BP bionic blades for years and very happy with them. They were on sale a while back for $60.(normally $80) The 7 ft. fit my use nicely, but also have a 7 ft. 6 in. telescoping(heavy) for flipping and heavier lures, but I haven't tried anything over 1 oz. I also have a BP 8 [...]
  • Anchoring
    I go overboard on anchor size (30 lb digger type). At least double the depth for rope length, and this anchor is tied to the bow so that I am pointing towards the wind.. If I'm slip bobber fishing in the wind I also drop a small anchor off the transom to keep me from swinging side to side. The
  • 15 hp yamaha 4 stroke trouble
    thanks for the replies i called them this morning told them when there done i want them to show me how to start it. they havent finished it yet. talked to a new guy and said basically what cylinder said it needs a adjustment. i was nice about it but told them they better be done fast. i know there b

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“At the Leading Edge”

  • How to prepare for upcoming fishing season
    How to prepare for upcoming fishing season by Mitch Bradshaw - It’s April so you know what that means…Spring is here. Which also means, for a lot of anglers and states, the open water fishing season is right around the corner. I know some people have been finding fishable open water fo [...]
  • Rod Selection
    Rod Selection by Bill Lundy Rod selection can be difficult these days with all the different options and manufactures. As a professional guide and tournament angler I’m always looking for that competitive edge. St. Croix Rods have made a big contribution to my success as an angler. I have fis [...]
  • After Ice Shenanigans and Other Stuff
    After Ice Shenanigans and Other Stuff by Jim Uran - Yep, you guessed it, it’s that time of year again ice shenanigans is gone. Put the cap on the ice fishing season and let it fester until next August when you get the itch to dig it out again and wish it was here.  A lot of my fellow ice [...]
  • Lessons Learned From the Lake Commandos
    Lessons Learned From the Lake Commandos by HSO Staff  What happens when you dump two expert anglers on unfamiliar water and tell them to conquer it … and each other?   By Steve Pennaz A Texas buddy of mine and I pulled up to a bar that started in 19 feet of water and topped out in [...]
  • Do We Have and Unfair Advantage? Electronics and Fishing
    Do We Have and Unfair Advantage? Electronics and Fishing by Cory Yarmuth Some say that technology is ruining our experience on the water. Others might just say the opposite is true. Either way this is a losing battle between the two groups. Everyone is entitled to their opinion; however that doesn& [...]

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