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A Saturday in February

I stepped out of the shanty. The sun stung my eyes like walking out of a bar in the middle of the day. Uncle Pete was back at the house. He hadn’t been gone for longer than ten minutes. I squinted in the direction of my tip-ups. Flags down. My ears rang in the silence … Continue reading

Late Ice Stripes

This always seems to happen. Just when the fish start biting, I’ve got to quit fishing. It’s inevitable. I figure out a pattern then something comes up and I’m shorebound. Maybe it’s karma. Maybe it’s because I’d rather be fishing than doing just about anything else. So it doesn’t matter when I have to quit … Continue reading

Gear Review: FXE Snosuit Gauntlet Mitt from Frabill

Frabill knows ice fishing. From shanties, to tip-ups, to clothing, Frabill has been a part of my hardwater fishing adventures for years. The addition of the FXE Snosuit Gauntlet Mittens to their arsenal proves the company is focused on providing ice anglers the best gear to battle the elements in an unforgiving sport. I was … Continue reading

Ice Training

Ice Training: a system to get your body acclimated to endure a long season of ice fishing. Some would say my training is simply a great way to get bronchitis. They’re probably right. I rely on this annual tradition to toughen up to handle the next few months I’ll spend standing on the hardwater. The … Continue reading

First Ice 2010

Here’s a quick update on the ice conditions at Metro Beach. 7:30 am: Docks in the Harbor Master and the entire bay (to the island) were completely locked-up. The ice is only about 1.5″ thick and soft. I don’t trust the ice this early in the season so we fished from the docks. I augured … Continue reading

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