’Eye surprise Meant for icing burbot, this tactic is killer on winter walleye So many of my go-to presentations these days are crossover techniques—tactics that were originally developed for one species of fish, but ended up also catching just as many, or even more, of another. Probably the best example
Cool gear 12 new rods, reels, lures, augers, shelters, accessories and much more Here are some of the hottest new items for winter-loving anglers. And for more, also see 2018’s best new ice-fishing electronics. BEAVER DAM SUPER WAX ICE LINE Designed specifically for tip-ups, this abrasion-resistant braid has a smooth
Winter secrets Hardwater advice from a hall of fame fishing expert An outdoor writer, educator and tireless fisheries advocate, Wil Wegman was a decided shoo-in as 2017’s inductee into the Canadian Angler Hall of Fame. After all, he was already a recipient of the National Recreational Fisheries Award and the
In season: lake trout To find suspended lakers, you need to find their food. Here’s how Whenever you’re ice fishing for lake trout, which frequently suspend in the water column, pay close attention to where you find open-water, pelagic baitfish—and adjust your tactics accordingly. If you spot schools of baitfish
Risk management Simple, easy-to-use gear to help you survive—or avoid—a plunge into icy water Emergency essentials for saving yourself from the hardwater season’s potential perils Patrick Walsh Provided you’re wearing a PFD, an embarrassing tumble into the water during summer could mean lost tackle or a bricked phone at worst.