By Jim Edlund with Pat Kalmerton Amidst the focus on jigging and mobility over recent years, some proven strategies have been lost in the icy shuffle. Regardless, tip-up fishing has consistently produced fish and put guys head-to-head in 50-yard dash sprints since day one. It’s forged (and compromised) friendships over the years, served as fun […]

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 by Bob Jensen It’s at this time of year every year that I reflect on years passed:  I don’t mean to do this, I just can’t help it.  And, for the most part, my trips down Memory Lane are usually pretty pleasant.  As I tripped down Memory Lane from the comfort of my couch the […]

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by Bob Jensen  When you go ice-fishing, you need to do several things to consistently catch fish. First, you’ve got to be on a body of water that has a good population of the fish that you want to catch. Next, you need to be in an area on that body of water that is […]

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by Bob Jensen Whenever, wherever, however you go fishing, the line you choose to use is a very important consideration.  It’s the only thing between you and the fish, so you want a line that you can count on to be strong so you can get the fish onto the ice or into the boat.  […]

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by Bob Jensen There’s been a skim of ice on the small ponds lately in the northern part of the region where people go ice-fishing.  That skim is gone by late morning, but it’s a reminder that ice-fishing is getting closer every day.  Although the more we learn about ice-fishing the more we realize that […]

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by Bob Jensen The other day while I was preparing some of my open water fishing gear for storage I did what I usually do while I’m performing that task: I think back on the year of open water fishing that has just passed. Thinking back always brings fond memories, and it also reminds me […]

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by Bob Jensen There is still a lot of ice-fishing to be had in the next few weeks, and in fact, some of the best ice-fishing of the year is ahead of us.  But it’s at about this time every year that I like to look ahead to the open water season and the things […]

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