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Northern pike put up a strong fight, but this one was no match for Cecelia Toshner, 5. Photo Credit: WDNR

Northern pike are waiting as ice fishing season ramps up with Free Fishing Weekend in Wisconsin

DNR experts urge extreme caution as ice conditions vary greatly MADISON — While the ice fishing season is off to a slower than usual start this year, anglers can be sure of one thing: when the ice finally cooperates, the northern pike will be waiting. In many areas of the…


Ice Fishing Safety Tips

Ice Safety Tips from CPW

Colorado’s early winter blast has brought freezing temperatures and ice to the state.  But despite the chill, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding people that lakes, ponds and streams still may not be ready for winter activity. Here are a few basic safety rules to follow when enjoying winter adventures…


UNSAFE ICE: EAGLE NEST LAKE CLOSED TO ICE FISHING

EAGLE NEST, NM — Eagle Nest Lake has been closed to ice fishing because of recent warm weather and winds that caused rapidly deteriorating ice conditions, the Department of Game and Fish and New Mexico State Parks announced Monday. Although the lake is still partially covered, the ice is getting…


Ice Fishing Shelter Removal Dates Approaching

Minnesota’s ice fishing shelter removal dates are fast approaching. Dark houses, fish houses and portables must be off the ice of inland waters no later than midnight on March 7 in the southern two-thirds of the state and March 21 in the northern third. The March 7 removal deadline applies…


Itasca State Park o Minnesota Offers Winter Lodging at Reduced Rates

Cross-country skiing, ice fishing, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing will be right outside the door when you reserve a winter getaway – at a reduced rate – at Itasca State Park in Park Rapids. The Douglas Lodge Four-Season Six-Plex (Itasca Suites) is located within the park and priced at an off-peak rate…


DEP Announces Winter Trout Stocking in Connecticut

It’s early January and the chill of winter is settling in on our lakes and ponds, setting the stage for that wonderful wintertime activity called ice fishing! In anticipation of this winter’s freeze, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has just completed its annual winter stocking of surplus broodstock brown…


15 Jan 2009 – Iowa Weekly Fishing Report

The weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys, and county and state parks staff. For current information, contact the district fisheries office. Phone numbers are listed with each district report. Northeast Mississippi River Pools 9 to 15: Pool 9 anglers are catching…


DNR, Ice Fishing Derby Offers Minnesota Youth Angling Opportunities

Fifty young people will be chosen to learn ice fishing techniques at a special seminar to be held on Jan. 24 at the 34th Annual Maple Lake Ice Fishing Derby. The kids will also receive free gear and on-the-ice instruction from Bob Jensen, television host of Fishing the Midwest. The…


There is No Such Thing as 100-Percent Safe Ice

I’m not sure whether I fall into the majority or minority on this issue, but literally speaking, I flat out don’t like ice over water. The only two places I like ice are at the bottom of my drinking glass or at the hockey rink – you never hear of…


Sit On A Bucket Over Ice? Nice.

MADISON – It’s not everybody’s idea of fun, but it fits the bill perfectly for nearly half a million Wisconsin adults every winter. In a new video available on the Department of Natural Resources Web site “Ice Fishing: My Kind of Fun,” an angler fishing one of the popular Madison…