Ice Fishing

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.

deep-freeze

Keep your ice action hot during the deep-freeze

by JP Bushey | January 23, 2018

Mobility, gear performance, and fish activity levels are all impacted by frigid conditions. Want to keep your ice game hot when the mercury really drops this winter? Try these tips.

Bluegills - Boshold

Expert tips to ice big bluegills

by Tim Allard | January 4, 2018

Want to catch giant bluegills? These tips will help… Locating and catching trophy bluegills will test an angler’s ice-fishing chops.

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Tips to catch those last chance lakers

by Ben Beattie | March 13, 2017

The end of winter may be just around the corner, but the best ice fishing of the season isn’t over. Late ice means great weather and hungry lakers across Ontario’s ice belt.