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Wednesday
Apr042018

March Madness on the Ice

In between FLW Tour events I got to come home for a few weeks and I spent quite a bit of time on the ice across Sunset Country, chasing some of the fantastic ice fshing that we have here! 

Late ice is prime time for big pike and thanks to the lingering cold snap we've had here in NW Ontario over the past couple weeks, there is still plenty of time to catch a bunch of big pike!  All you need are a few Frabill tip-ups, Northland Predator Rigs and some dead ciscos and you're all set!  

I got to use one of the new Humminbird Helix 5 machines over the past couple weeks and I really liked it!  It's fast, bright and having the GPS and regular sonar options are nice to have.  

There are many years when the ice is on it's last leg by early April but not this year.  There is still plenty of ice out there and a bunch of snow to melt on top of it so you can still expect a few weeks of good fishing! Remember, the walleye season closes on April 16.  

The Northland Buck-Shot Rattle Spoon is the greatest ice fishing lure of all time in my opinion...I have literally caught thousands of walleyes on them.  This one was tied on one of my rods since last year...and it shows!  It put a bunch of dinner on the table for me!  

This in an over-looked bait for crappies but it's one of my favourites - the Northland Eye-Dropper Spoon.  Tip it with a couple of scented plastic waxies or maggots and you have a bait you can get down to fish quickly and call them in from a distance...I always use red, these Sunset Country crappies love it!  

Check out the Ice Fishing Gallery for more photos from the past couple weeks on the ice. -Gussy

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