Ice Fishing

Sporting Goods Stores Gearing Up for Ice Fishing Season

Over at Marine General, they have just switched their store over to the winter season.

DULUTH, Minn. — A lot of people are ready to see the lakes freeze over, and that includes those at sporting goods stores selling ice fishing gear. Over at Marine General, they have just switched their store over to the winter season. The store ordered all of their supplies early with more inventory coming in daily from ice houses to…

Bait Shops Provide Ice Condition Update For Area Lakes

DULUTH, Minn. – “People are getting them. You just can’t go wherever you want right now,” Marine General Sales Manager, Rob Hering says. With the higher than average temperatures for this time of year, ice fisherman have to be cautious before dropping a line. “You can get out there, but you’re not pulling a truck or pulling your crank down,”…

Ice Fishing More Like Slush Fishing Now, Hopefully Freezing Soon

Expert says go out next week, but still be careful.

DULUTH, Minn.- The weather and temperature hasn’t been ideal for ice fishing in the Northland, but that is subject to change. The owner of Marine General on London Road said the ice has been pretty slushy until now. He encourages anglers to get out next week when temps are expected to drop, and all that slush is expected to refreeze….

Eskimo Pro Staff Talk New Products Ahead of Arrowhead Ice Fishing & Winter Show

The Arrowhead Ice Fishing & Winter Show Runs December 13 - 15 at the DECC

DULUTH, Minn. – Kicking off Friday, December 13, the Arrowhead Ice Fishing & Winter Show will include entertainment and products for everyone. This year’s show takes place December 13 – 15. Friday: 12:00 – 8:00 p.m. Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. A big part of the show attracts ice anglers from near and…

Tribal Treaty Fishing Forum

Ojibwe tribal leaders educated the public about treaty rights Thursday night

DULUTH, Minn.- Tonight, Ojibwe Tribal leaders are educating the public about treaty rights for anglers this fishing season. The Great Lakes Indian Fishing and Wildlife Commission. It’s part of the Great Lakes Indian Fishing and Wildlife Commission’s goals. The biggest takeaway from today’s meetings with the public was to prevent false information about treaty fishing. Kevin Dupuis, Fond du Lac…

Special Report: Lets Go Ice Fishing Part III

Trapper's Landing Lodge on Leech Lake Offers Luxury Ice Fishing at its Finest!

WALKER, Minn. — Ice fishing has come a long way from sitting on a bucket, in fact now you can kick back, relax, fish from a recliner, a couch, even a bed and more! Fox 21’s Brittney Merlot takes inside the deep history of Trapper’s Landing Lodge, “Kept the original bar top that was here back in the 40’s! Even…

Special Report: Lets Go Ice Fishing Part II

Father & Son Head To The Ice To Build A Lasting Bond

WATERSMEET, Mich. — For some families, there is no excuse to stay inside all winter long. In fact for some, it’s time to head out on the ice and do some fishing! Fox 21’s Brittney Merlot takes us on the ice, in the wilderness of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Joining a father and son that are building life long memories and…

All Accounted for During Lake of the Woods Ice Rescue

Work continues at this hour in rescue operations as authorities try to find stranded anglers on the Lake of the Woods.

LAKE OF THE WOODS- Work continues at this hour in rescue operations as authorities try to find stranded anglers on the Lake of the Woods. According to press release from the Lake of the Woods County Sheriff’s Office, anglers became stranded Sunday as wind gusts caused ice roads to become unusable. So far all anglers have been at least accounted…

Special Report: Lets Go Ice Fishing Part I

Importance Of Guides On Lake Superior: Safety, Convenience & Reeling In The Big Catch

WASHBURN, Wisc. — After the polar vortex overtook the Northland, ice on Lake Superior rapidly formed! As of right now, over 80% of the great lake is frozen. With more ice this year, people are excited and heading to the shores. Fox 21’s Brittney Merlot takes us on a trip across the ice on Chequamegon Bay, with Houston’s Guide Service….

Great Outdoors: Ice Fishing on Lake Superior

Anglers Get Out on Ice in Tough Weather Conditions

DULUTH, Minn.- As Lake Superior hardens with ice, you can bet Anglers are there to drill their holes and drop their lines. But these brave Northlanders have to get their timing just right, because in a day all that ice could be gone. The wind howls, cutting through ice houses like a knife. Suddenly, the wind’s song is interrupted by…

Anglers Take to the Ice for 3rd Annual Ice Fishing Contest

Anglers Compliment Weather, Fish Still Hiding

DULUTH, Minn.- Only in the Northland can you expect a frozen lake to be covered with ice houses and four-wheelers. On Saturday Anglers attacked the ice, trying to get themselves the next biggest cash to win the 3rd Annual Alpine Bar Winter Walleye Fishing Contest. The white blanket of snow on the frozen St. Louis River is peppered with different…

Enjoying the Partially Frozen Lake Superior

According to Minnesota DNR the ice needs to be four inches thick to be walked on.

DULUTH, Minn.-  There are 1.5 million issued fishing licenses in Minnesota, according to Explore Minnesota %10 of license holding anglers are ice fishers. Before grabbing your fishing rod and tackle box, you need to make sure it’s safe. According to the Minnesota DNR ice needs to be at least four inches thick. Right now parts of Lake Superior have favorable…

Ice Fishing Contest Supports Duluth Neighborhood

2nd Annual Ice Fishing Contest

DULUTH, Minn. – One local group is continually working to support its neighborhood in Duluth. The Gary New Duluth Community Club is taking advantage of the winter weather for an annual fundraiser this weekend. The second Ice Fishing Contest and Raffle is taking place on Saturday,  January 13. Teams of four are welcome to join the contest. Registration will be…

The DECC Welcomes All For the 2017 Arrowhead Ice Fishing and Winter Show

This year's show featured the U.S. Army Experience, animal exhibit and prizes and certificates

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC) is the place to be for the Fifth Annual Arrowhead Ice Winter and Fishing Show. “It’s a great show, comes once a year,” said Show Manager Chris Navrati. “It’s a national circuit show all the manufacturers are here and it’s family friendly and we hope everyone can come out.” It’s a…

Eskimo Ice Fishing Gear at the DECC

The Arrowhead Ice Fishing and Winter Show will Include Eskimo Fishing Gear

DULUTH, Minn. – The annual Arrowhead Ice Fishing and Winter show is kicking off Friday and will run through Sunday. Eskimo Ice Fishing Gear will be on hand to feature exhibitors offering one-of-a-kind products that won’t be found at any retail store. Event organizers invite everyone in the Northland to take advantage of show specials at unbelievable pricing. The crew…