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Crappie Ice Fishing

North Dakota-based Northland Fishing Tackle pro staffer Chad Malloy is a big fan of numerous lakes in North Dakota, Jamestown Reservoir being one of his favorites, especially during early- to mid-ice. “They have excellent crappies, big perch, and lots of walleyes. It’s a reservoir system and there’s current that runs down the middle, so we’re careful when we go, always checking ice conditions. We also use GPS mapping on our phones and Humminbird units to make sure we’re off the…

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If you’ve paid any attention to the progression of ice baits for lake trout, pike, and outsized walleyes, you’ve noticed that there’s a trend toward fishing big tubes for more and bigger fish. Especially with behemoth lake trout, anglers often choose tubes over spoons, blade baits, rattle baits, and even meat to chase their quarry, whether we’re talking laker factory Fort Peck, the Great Lakes, high-altitude waters, smaller stocked-trout lakes, or the pristine ice of Canadian provinces. Why? They just…

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Yellow Perch

Mention the words Dakotas and ice fishing and you’ll get a lot of head nods and smiles. Fact is, both North and South Dakota offer some of very best ice fishing opportunities in the entire Ice Belt. We talked with esteemed Northland Fishing Tackle Pro Staff Cody Roswick to get the skinny on the where and how of making the most of a trip to the prairie states. The Dakotas in a Nutshell: Cody Roswick, North Dakota Guide Valley City,…

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Let’s be honest, ice fishing preseason really doesn’t start until you know Northland Fishing Tackle’s key skill players. For winter 2022-23, the ambassadors of ice fishing come to the fish house with a trifecta of new lure teams. Here’s a preview of each… Glass Buck-Shot Spoon The legend of the Northland Buck-Shot Spoon continues. New for ice fishing 2022-23, the Glass Buck-Shot Spoon features a high pitch glass rattle chamber to play on a fish’s auditory senses. Innovative translucent patterns…

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We’re living in a golden age of ice fishing. Many new anglers who flocked to fishing during the COVID pandemic are eager to try ice fishing for the first time. As they start shopping equipment, they’ll find more products than ever – clothing, footwear, portable shelters, augers, and electronics – that make ice fishing more comfortable and productive than ever before. And when it comes to the critical interface between angler, lure and fish, they’ll find a vast – and…

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