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Ice Fishing, Ice Safety, and Self-Rescue updated

Walking on ice to fish is nice. An unexpected plunge into the drink is not. In fact, it’s a serious situation. Odds are you’re not “that” angler who takes life-threatening chances on lunchmeat thin or rotted end-of-season ice. But as with any extreme...

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Ice Hunters

Plano, IL (March 1, 2017) – Ever caught an eight-pound walleye, 10-pound lake trout and 20-pound pike in a single ice-fishing season? Jeff Gussy Gustafson often does it in a single day. As a professional touring bass pro and host of Fishing with Gussy TV,...

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LIFE-SAVING ICE SAFETY updated

Plano, IL (November 17, 2016) – As November’s temperatures dip and ice begins to spread southward from America’s Northern expanses, ice fishing aficionados are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to get their seasons started. First ice provides some of the best...

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When Ice Finally Comes

Seasonal depression… Disregard the claim it’s a lack of daylight triggering this disorder. Anglers who live in the Ice Belt know what really generates despondency: The absence of ice. It’s all because first ice is, by far, is the best time for catching...

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Frabill's Ice Shelter Revolution

The term “revolutionary” is categorically abused to hype new fishing products. Going from 9 to 11 ball-bearings is progress, even noteworthy, but clearly not revolutionary. Adding yet another cyborg strand of rarified fiber to a superline might very well...

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3 Ice Fishing Tips That Could Save Your Life

Ice anglers are pretty happy right now. Early cold temperatures have jump-started the period we call “early-ice,” and with it, some of the hottest bites of the entire ice fishing season. And while I admit I’m one of those anxious anglers who can’t wait to...

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Straight Line 371 Bro Series Ice Combo

Big breakthroughs in fishing these days are as rare as a bona fide 3-pound crappie. In many ways, flippin’ for bass—a tactic first exposed when Dee Thomas won the 1975 B.A.S.S. Arkansas Invitational on Bull Shoals Lake—mirrors straight lining—a progressive...

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Early Ice Fishing Season Tips for Waleye

There are times when drilling just a few holes, sitting put and hoping a walleye wanders by is an okay technique. This, however, is not one of those periods. Instead, ice anglers find themselves between those monumental moments in the hardwater season,...

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Pinpoint Hole Drilling During Early-Ice

Landing a limit of fish through a hole is a lot like running a flourishing retail business – no matter what you’re offering, success ultimately boils down to location, location... location. “Close enough” won’t cut it with fish or commerce. In hardwater...

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St. Croix’s new Avid Ice Jigging Rods

Like the 1986 release of Metallica’s Master of Puppets, St. Croix’s new Avid Ice Jigging Rods are an instant heavy metal classic. Built specifically to control proven walleye baits like Jigging Raps, Puppet Minnows, and responsive metal like Slender...

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