Feb

7

On-Ice Report #7, James Holst: Walleye Not Biting? Target Whitefish Instead

On-Ice Report #7, James Holst: Walleye Not Biting? Target Whitefish Instead

In late January many ice anglers find themselves in a self-imposed time-out, due to a mix of mid-winter blues and cold fronts that plunge temps well below zero. But as host of a fishing TV show, James Holst can’t take a time out. He’s got to find biting fish no matter how cold it is or how finicky the fish get. Continue reading

Feb

7

On-Ice Report #6, Bryan “Beef” Sathre: Aggressive Fish Forecast

On-Ice Report #6, Bryan "Beef" Sathre: Aggressive Fish Forecast

Been staring at your deadstick bait on your MarCum screen, watching negative walleye after walleye swim past it without even a second look? Bryan “Beef” Sathre of Fathead Guide Service has good news from the north country – we’re about to cross the late-winter threshold, and that means more aggressive fish! Continue reading

Feb

7

On-Ice Report #5, Quintin Biermann: ‘Stacking The Box’ Through The Cold Snap

On-Ice Report #5, Quintin Biermann: Stacking The Box Through The Cold Snap

On the heels of “wacky” weather that’s dropped the Ice Belt into the Deep Freeze, hot spots and patterns have been hard to come by for Quintin Biermann. Still, he’s been able to find some biters in South Dakota’s Glacial Lakes and Prairie Region.

“It’s been tough to keep fish on a pattern, as far as location goes… and what the fish want,” says the ICE FORCE Pro-Staffer and In-Depth Outdoors TV personality. Continue reading

Feb

7

On-Ice Report #4, Tony Roach: Catching Walleye on the Move

On-Ice Report #4, Tony Roach: Catching Walleye on the Move

Although recent sub-zero temperatures have required a roof over his head, Tony Roach remains on the move in his quest to put clients on big Mille Lacs Lake walleyes.

“When you can’t get out and ice troll, you’ve got to keep the guys on the move in the portables, where they’re warm, comfortable, and of course, where they’re going to catch a lot of fish,” says Roach, an ICE FORCE pro-staffer, preeminent Mille Lacs Lake guide and popular ice-fishing media personality. Continue reading

Jan

25

On-Ice Report #3: Chris Granrud, Rainy Lake

On-Ice Report #3: Chris Granrud, Rainy Lake

While others in the Ice Belt may be sitting out this sub-zero cold snap, ICE FORCE pro-staffer Chris Granrud has been out almost every day in one of Minnesota’s most primitive areas, Rainy Lake.

And although this time of year can be one of the toughest to get bit, with cold front after cold front, low oxygen levels, short feeding windows and inactive fish, the RainyDaze Guide Service owner/operator contines to put clients on fish worth writing home about. Continue reading

Dec

6

Grant Sorensen: Adventure Angler

Grant Sorensen: Adventure Angler

Like the St. Louis River he grew up fishing, Grant Sorensen is strong, spontaneous and a little untamed.

“I guess I’ve got an adventurous personality,” says Sorensen, 22, ICE FORCE’s youngest pro-staffer. “I have the ability to do what I want to do and go where I want to go, so I take a lot of spontaneous, spur-of-the-moment trips.” Continue reading