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
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
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
“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
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
Everybody knows about the dog days of summer, the sun and scorching heat make fishing downright brutal. But have you heard about the Mid-Winter Blues?
“The blues happen every ice season, but this year they are coming a little later,” reports ICE FORCE Pro-Staffer Joel Nelson. Continue reading
Your ice fishing been frustrated by cold fronts this season? You’re not the only one!
“The majority of the fish have been relating to passing weather fronts, which has forced me to alter my typical tactics for this time of year,” reports Ice Force Pro-Staffer Cal Svihel. Continue reading
Even before Calvin Svihel bought his first flasher with college-loan funds, he’d been a student of schools of fish. That he’s now an ice-fishing teacher is testament to how much he’s learned. Continue reading
Where’s the Beef? Rockin’ out on the ice, that’s where!
Surrounded by thousands of the best fishing lakes in the Ice Belt, ICE FORCE Pro-Staff Bryan “Beef” Sathre considers himself blessed to be able to spend as much time on the water and ice as possible. Continue reading
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