Monthly Archives: November 2011

Hanging Your Auger at Home: do it yourself project

With ice fishing around the corner, lots of folks will be buying new augers to drill through the ice with.  An easy way to store your new, or even your old auger is to hang them from the wall.  The … Continue reading

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Protecting Your Ice Reels during the Off-season

I made a post the other day on Facebook about putting the trolling reels to bed for the season. Which means, its also time to bust out the ice fishing reels from their slumber!  One of the best ways to … Continue reading

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Save the Cork on Your Fave Ice Fishing Rod

Its a given that the best ice rods allow you to tape your reel on the handle where it feels the best for you.  Where you feel the right balance while holding the rod with the reel attached,  for what could … Continue reading

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Updating the Ice Fishing Electronics: GPS

This week while I gear up for the national championships in Wisconsin,  will be reposting some of best ice fishing blogs from the past four years.  Although this one was done recently, electronics, specifically GPS’s have given ice anglers an … Continue reading

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Building Runners on Your Sled for Ice Fishing

I  wrote this post a couple of years back, but it holds true still today: http://www.blogsmonroe.com/fishing/2008/02/making-your-own-ice-sled-runners/ If you run and gun on the big water, or your favorite inland lake during the ice season, it makes sense to get the … Continue reading

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How to Choose an Ice Line: General Rules and Concepts

With the North American (NAIFC) championships right around the corner,  the time has come to gear up for the 2012 ice fishing season.  One of the first things I look at is getting line to respool the reels, it really … Continue reading

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Michigan DNR Fishing Report: 11.17.2011

Lake Erie: High winds tend to slow the perch and walleye bite. Those fishing off Sterling State Park and in the Metro Park Marina caught bluegill and crappie. Perch were caught near the mouth of Swan Creek which is south … Continue reading

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Top Walleye Spinner Blades of 2011

    It is that time of the year, the last of the crawler harnesses have been broken down.  The components have been separated to be used again next year.  It’s also time for my annual look back at the … Continue reading

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Great Day on Television: Lions and Walleyes

Not only do we have a great day on the football front with the Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears going at it today with wild card implications, but the FLW Walleye Tour will be having their coverage of the championship from … Continue reading

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36 Yrs Ago Today, Sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0DqPSF2fyo Tragic reminder how quickly the seas can turn on any sized boat.  

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