Guide Tom Newstrom

He might not get around like he used to, but that doesn’t affect Nuestrom’s ice fishing success. You see, decades of exploring and experimenting on the hardwater have given Northwoods gray beard Tom Neustrom an acute understanding of where fish are and what they’re doing throughout the calendar year. Frankly, the days of plugging hundreds of holes and hopping around the ice are behind him. Why? Because he doesn’t have to. Mostly, Neustrom lands on fish, winter and summer. Come…

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Perch Caught on FireBelly Spoon

Northland Fishing Tackle® takes a page from nature’s biochemical luminescence playbook with its Glo-Shot® Fire-Belly Spoon, an innovative lure with included light source tasked to draw in gamefish, including jumbo perch, as you’ll see. The Glo-Shot Fire-Belly Spoon relies on its proven exposed light-stick that beams impressively for up to 8 hours. Available in red, green and chartreuse, the replaceable and interchangeable light-sticks give you the flexibility of color choice depending on light levels and water clarity. From a scientific position,…

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Ice fishing missions in the Northcountry frequently greet you with soul-stirring sunrises and profoundly peaceful surroundings. Ice, of course, also begets predictably frosty temperatures, and if you’re not careful, numb hands. Thankfully, the popularity of the wintery pursuit has bred excellent angling technology—things like valuable fish-finding sonar, plus outerwear and gloves that keep your extremities warm and dry. But what happens when forced to remove your gloves to perform basic tasks like constantly replacing baits? Digits begin to struggle with…

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Devils Lake Ice Fishing

With upwards of six inches of solid ice on the main Devils Lake basin and more on the “northern” lakes, Devils Lake, North Dakota is bracing for the onslaught of ice fishermen.  Many regulars arrive and operate under the DIY mode.  Those unfamiliar with the 240,000 acre lake hire guide services. Guide services provide all tackle, bait, electronics, shelters, heaters and select fishing spots they know have been producing.  The advantage of large guide services is that some guides are always exploring for…

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Angler with Walleye

Ice fishing is here, and it’s time to outfit boxes with tackle selections that flat-out catch fish. Along those lines, we talked with Northland Fishing Tackle pro and veteran guide Brian “Bro” Brosdahl about how he targets early ice walleyes and perch. At the top of his list? Two brand-new spoons he had a hand in designing in collaboration with Northland lure crafters. If catching more walleyes and sag-bellied perch is your thing, you’ll definitely want to read on… Knock…

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