Ice Fishing

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Ice angler perishes in Bay of Quinte

by Steve Galea | January 11, 2021

A 23-year-old ice angler from Belleville is dead after breaking through the ice on the Bay of Quinte on Saturday, Jan. 9.

Tweaks for icing winter walleye

by Tim Allard | December 24, 2020

Try these lure hacks this winter and your catch rates will rise as the tempera­ture drops and walleye get fussy.

a man holds a lake superior whitefish on a clear blue day on the ice

Finding Superior whitefish

by Tom Armstrong | November 10, 2020

Whitefish on Lake Superior are a great ice fishing pur­suit. They’re plentiful, grow big, and are one of the best-eating fishes you’ll find.

a green ice hut on a lake

Ice hut removal dates loom

by Editorial Staff | March 6, 2020

With the end of ice fishing season drawing near, the Ontario Conservation Officers Association (OCOA) is reminding anglers to plan to remove their ice huts.

neon tackle on a tackle box

Upping your ice-jigging game

by Will Nalley | February 12, 2020

Try these three simple, but effective modifications to jigging spoons.

angler cutting ice fishing hole

Cutting ice fishing holes doesn’t have to be hard

by Gord Ellis | December 27, 2019

Cutting holes is a job that every angler has to do, but with the right tools, it doesn’t have to be the hardest.

angler holding trout while ice fishing

Hot ice fishing in the deep freeze near Manitouwadge

by James Smedley | December 10, 2019

James Smedley writes about great fishing during extreme cold temperatures, and the boreal generosity of an outfitter north of Manitouwadge.

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Slip-float fishing for winter pike

by Lyle Gayder | February 22, 2019

Using big slip floats to present large shiners to ice-bound pike has become a favourite technique of mine. It works as both a primary method and like a tip-up, as a secondary rod, away from the hut.

Walleye

5 Must-have lure styles for winter walleye

by Tim Allard | March 15, 2018

You don’t need a huge collection of ice fishing lures to catch walleye. In fact, all you need are a couple baits… and you’ll be setting hooks all day long.