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Montana’s Tiber Lake Still Producing Fish Through the Ice

By: Chris Shaffer At this same time last year I was boarding a plane and film Pautzke Outdoors in Northern Montana when Kim Anthony of Ice Fishing Montana called me and told me to stay home. The ice was unsafe, if not gone, she said. Meanwhile, this year is much different. While we filmed on [...]

Alaska’s Mat-Su Valley Producing Big Ice Bows

By: Chris Shaffer To be honest I wanted to stay in the hotel and sleep in. I’m more of a fair weather angler and after guide Dustin Slinker of The Bait Shack in Anchorage, Alaska, told me he expects us to get three bites in a half day, I wasn’t excited about fishing. Unfortunately, with [...]

Fire Dye Suckers – Boosting Action on Ontario Ice

By: Tom Armstrong After being introduced to Pautzke's Fire Dye last winter when brook trout fishing, (https://youtu.be/XSt7YeHxFjY) it’s become something I use every time I’m on the ice. Most recently we used it in Northern Ontario for walleye and burbot. It’s a cool product that adds intense colour to your bait, increasing the baits reflective [...]

Get the Scoop on Ice Fishing in Southern BC

By Rodney Hsu While ice fishing has been practiced in Canada for decades, it’s relatively unknown in British Columbia, particularly the southwest. In recent years, the popularity of this winter recreational fishery has grown due to the development of new fishing opportunities by the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC. More anglers are venturing on the [...]

Ice Fishing Action Ramping Up in the Anchorage Bowl

By: Dustin Slinker Visiting Alaska is a dream vacation for many. Meanwhile, most trips aren’t planned during the winter months rather during the summer when it’s warmer and greener in the Land of the Midnight Sun. Rest assured there are plenty of reasons to visit in the winter and they start with our endless ice [...]

Learn to Ice Fish with Brined Shrimp This Winter

By: Dustin Slinker It’s ice fishing season across North America. Many of us will be targeting trout, char and pike. When I target these species I make a trip to the local grocery store and pick up uncooked trip from the seafood section. Brined shrimp is my go-to bait for the above species and doctoring [...]

Seward Highway Rainbows Showing Through the Ice

By: Chris Shaffer After frigid temperatures blanketed the greater Anchorage area and Kenai Peninsula a week ago more mild conditions have settled in. In fact, this week the region has seen bumps of heat greater than freezing. It’s been a welcomed site for many ice anglers. Given the favorable conditions we ventured out on the [...]

Montana’s Georgetown Lake Kicking Out Nice Bows

By: Chris Shaffer To say it was cold at Montana’s Georgetown Lake would be an understatement. When we arrived on a few feet of ice mid-morning the temperature rang in at -18. As cold as it was there was no wind. It wasn’t that bad, particularly considering we had no shanty and no portable heat. [...]

Ontario Ice Anglers Catching Lings on Brined Bait

By: Tom Armstrong It’s been a different year for ice anglers in Northwestern Ontario. We’ve had less cold weather than usual and much less snow. Fortunately, there’s still plenty of ice fishing opportunities that should last through March. Actually, it’s been a nice change. The more mild weather had anglers sporting t-shirts at times in February, [...]

Wisconsin Pike Lethargic In Midst of Arctic Blast

By: Chris Shaffer Wisconsin’s weather has fluctuated the past two weeks. It nearly reached the 50s two weeks ago, before dropping a few inches of rain and then cascading below zero only a few days later. The massive swings in temperature pumped dirty water into the rivers and harbors and nearly compromised ice conditions prior [...]