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Area Fish Houses Need To Be Removed By Midnight Tonight

Ice fishing houses must be removed from area lakes by midnight tonight (3/1), or face the possibility of being confiscated or destroyed -- with owners facing prosecution. Lakes in the northern third of the state don't have removal deadlines until March 16th.

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Quality, midday panfish can offer winter entertainment for hard water anglers. --Jerry Carlson
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Why Winter Panfish?

Over the years, I have had many people ask me why I prefer to chase panfish during the hard water season. This is never an easy answer for me as there are many reasons for my winter panfish addiction.

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Help…I’ve Never Been Ice Fishing!

I've been fishing twice in my life, but never in the cold of winter...so needless to say as a novice angler, I need some tips for the Brainerd Jaycee's Tournament this Saturday on Gull Lake.

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It’s All About Efficiency With Ice Fishing

The deep water basin that typically holds winter crappies was void of activity. There was not one single house in the area and very few old holes.

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Ice Fishermen Catch Monster Lake Trout on Lake Superior [VIDEO]

With Lake Superior being the biggest freshwater lake in the world, it would stand to reason some big fish live in the waters of old Gitche Gumee. Even then, these fishermen were surprised by their catch.

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Jerry Carlson / Although this new lake exploration did not yield numerous fish, it did show promise and the need for a return trip.
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Exploring New Water Has Benefits

It wasn’t much to go on. The reports I had heard about respectable sunfish on this lake left us a little skeptical. Still, a person doesn’t learn uncharted territory without a little effort.

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Jerry Carlson -- Winter panfishing with plastic is an underutilized technique.
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Ice Fishing With Plastic: An Under Utilized Technique

It wasn't until March of last winter that I received the green light from my oncologist. After an extended recuperation period from my cancer treatment and bone marrow transplant, she said she would allow me to do some limited ice fishing.

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If I Could Ice Fish In A House Like These I’d Go In A Heartbeat [VIDEO]

I would brave the cold for this, no doubt!

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Dave Genz is not only an ice fishing guru, he also knows a great deal about river fishing./Catfish are common in the Mississippi. This one was aggressive and feisty!
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The River Rat Side of Ice Fishing Pro, Dave Genz

When it comes to ice fishing, Dave Genz is probably the most recognizable name in the industry. There isn’t too much he hasn’t accomplished in the hard water world. However, what most anglers don’t realize about Genz is that he knows as much about river fishing as he does ice angling.

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Only In Minnesota Can You Find A Tavern Out On The Frozen Lake [VIDEO]

This just might be the coolest thing I have ever seen!

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You Won’t Believe What Comes Through This Ice Fishing Hole

A father and son duo go ice fishing out in Canada. It's a nice, quiet time out on the ice. And then -- the unexpected happens.

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Jerry Carlson
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Frozen Mornings and Crappie Fishing

There are a lot of outdoor activities I love to participate in. Hunting Canada geese is very high on my list as is sticking the walleye on Rainy Lake reefs. I never seem to mind a good pheasant flush and bass fishing a quality largemouth lake is pretty impressive.

However, as my mind roams through the volumes of outdoor adventures, it often stops for a rest at the chapter on winter crappie fishing.

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