Merry Christmas everyone! This is the only Target Walleye/Ice this week — it’s a special ice-fishing edition to help tide you over. We hope you and your families have a blessed Christmas — thank you for reading!
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One more time: The top ice-fishing destinations for 2016-2017!
How did we come up with a list of the top ice-fishing destinations for the 2016-17 hardwater season? We reached out to hundreds of the top ice-fishing pros from across North America, used our own experience, and took your suggestions into consideration.
A few of our favorite behemoth ice walleyes from last season.
Trav Tourond iced this wallysaurus north of Dryden, ON, measured 34.5″ x 22″, estimated at 22 lbs! Caught in 35′ using a Lunkerhunt Bento Bait (dace):
This wally mammoth was caught by Rapala’s Danny Quinn — word is she went 32″ and bit a Jigging Shad Rap (pink tiger UV):
This finned-out greenback (Lake Winnipeg, MB of course!) shot off the bottom in 11′ to inhale a LIVETARGET Golden Shiner — welcoming Laur K. to the 30″ club:
Check out this Megatron caught from Fort Peck Reservoir, MT by tourney angler Kyle Sando. Word is she went 17 lbs 10.5 oz on a certified scale and measured 34″ x 22″:
Whether you’re shopping for yourself or another ice-head family member, this should help…even for a last-minute gift. Anything from FishUSA.com would be great, but here’s some stuff they absolutely “need” (lol) — from our Special “Gotta Have Walleye/Ice Stuff” Issue.
Don’t forget the new Target Walleye/Ice gear! I (Brett) was wearing this stuff at the St. Paul Ice Show — believe me, any walleye nut would love it:
See the rest and get some of your own by clicking right here!
Hardwater “panfish” that were for sure too big for pans!
Some soooweee pigs, starting with this NE county fair ‘gill that was bigger than the winning pie! Caught on an unnamed Northland Tackle bait. Reeee-diculous:
Check out this slabosaurus Eric W. brought topside! She went 16.75″ and weighed 2 lbs 14.2 oz — caught on a Clam Blade Spoon. #MinnesotaGrown
How about a pair of 15″ Simcoe egg wagons that flirted with the ON provincial record — caught by Matt Mitchell on a Lunkerhunt Straight Up Jig:
Evan Pheneger nabbed himself a true Bullgill. Inhaled a VMC Tungsten Fly Jig in 12′ near Ely, MN. Side Note: Check the life jacket and ice picks around Evans neck — safety first, fish second. Nicely done bud:
Best ice-fishing celebration of 2015-16.
Only thing that could’ve brought ’em down from a high like that:
Cell phones: The only precious metal that drops quicker than tungsten. #Kerplunk
Ice-fishing tips to try this weekend.
1. Easy, effective spoon hack.
2. How to approach spooky, first-ice fish.
One of the few times you’ll hear someone say you should’ve drilled less holes:
3. Joel Nelson talkin’ the Marcum Zoom.
4. Jeff “Jiggy” Andersen: Spoon-rigging trifecta.
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