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Getting Started in Ice Fishing: The Right Gear is the Secret

Posted by Walt & Poppee Matan on Dec 29th 2017

Getting Started in Ice Fishing: The Right Gear is the Secret
Winter is our favorite time of the year for two reasons—Ice fishing! If you've put off going ice fishing until now, then this is the year to get started! If you are a novice, then read on because what follows is scientifically proven tactics guaranteed to make you a better ice fisherman. Ice fishing is good clean fun for the whole family. You will be rewarded with a good warm feeling inside from all the camaraderie and the warm filets in your belly. Let's go over the basics on how to get started in this exciting sport. POPPEE'S GOLDEN RULES OF ICE FISHING There are three rules of i …

Proven Panfish Practices: Catch More Bluegill, Perch & More

Posted by Walt Matan on Dec 10th 2017

Proven Panfish Practices: Catch More Bluegill, Perch & More
Panfish are the sport fish of the ice fisherman! Armed with the proper gear, one can get a great fight out of the bluegill, crappie and even a perch. Plus, you've got the best tasting fish of the year. Nothing beats fresh caught panfish through the ice. Let's go over some of the methods to panfish madness that will turn you into an ice fishing machine!BALANCED TACKLEBalanced tackle is no longer a dream. Gone are the days of $2.00 poles with 10-pound line. Today's ice angler uses mini spinning combos with ultra sensitive tips. For traditional jigs like Custom Jigs Ratfinkees and Demons, I …

Team-Up for More Panfish: Working Together

Posted by Walt & Poppee Matan on Feb 10th 2017

Team-Up for More Panfish: Working Together
Ice fishing is a sport of camaraderie. Whether it's two guys like me and Poppee sitting in a tent, a dozen anglers huddled on buckets or a winter village set up on the ice. Take a look at "Grumpy Old Men" for gosh sakes; you can't get more fun on the ice then that!While all of this merry-making is great fun, if you get a little more serious and team up with a few pals... you will all be rewarded with a lot more panfish than usual.The Search BeginsThe search is one of the most exciting parts of your time on the ice, so don't skimp on spots. If I'm only fishing for three hours, I might spend an …

About Ice Fishing: Feel the Lure of This Sport

Posted by Walt Matan on Feb 15th 2014

About Ice Fishing: Feel the Lure of This Sport
Ice fishing is a simple sport. You drill a hole and catch a fish. But somewhere between the hole drilling and the fish catching, millions of dollars is spent on equipment. I know because I have extensively supported the ice fishing product economy and am one of many willing to shell out for every new gadget that hits the ice market.One thing I've learned over the years is that it's better to invest in quality gear. But even getting started with the best gear will cost you surprisingly little. Here's a list of items to get started with: BASIC PANFISH ICEFISHING EQUIPMENTWarm clothes and bootsSp …