Target Walleye/Ice email

Orange walleye caught, Finesse spooning, Ice addict gifts

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Today’s Top 5

Orange walleye caught!




Here’s something you don’t see every day, and may not ever again! Gino C. caught this orange ‘eye out of Shenango River Lake, PA:

Word is it tasted like a Creamsicle….

Where’s the ice??




It’s coming…we think. Here’s Al on the shore of Gull Lake, MN this week — look at that open water!

Here’s a tipup in ON right now:

Late-season Saginaw Bay action.


Here’s the result of Brian C. Trolling Rapala Husky Jerks 50-90 ft behind the boat at 1.0-1.4 mph:


Bro don’t know billiards.




A good thing too, quotes from here:

> Picture ice fishing front man, Brian “Bro” Brosdahl swaggering into a pool hall…. Where the veteran billiard jockey would tote his or her signature stick in a single, well-worn violin case, Bro would enter carrying a half-dozen selections….

> Fortunately, Bro blows at pool, instead investing the winter months refining presentations and his wide assortment of Bro Series Spinning Combos.

Elsa learns how to ice fish.




Pat Kalmerton of Wolf Pack Adventures gives Elsa the rundown:

Betcha she practices catch and release: #LetItGo

Yep, after 3 days at the Ice Show we got a little punchy….

Ice Fishing

1. Good gifts for ice addicts.

Having a tough time buying a Christmas gift for your favorite ice-head? Then check this stuff out:

VMC Tungsten Fly Jig

This jig is ridiculously fishy. It’s the perfect imitator of natural flies and insects. Plus-sized pannies will straight-up inhale it. We can’t wait to fish it.

Bro Series Spinning Combo – Multi Species Deadstick

The ultimate control and feel no matter what fish you’re pursuing. Also has the Bro Band which tethers your line to suspend bait (deadstick) and release quickly when a fish strikes.

Sufix 832 Ice Braid

Designed specifically for ice, it’s the strongest, most durable small-diameter braid available, and also has hydrophobic water-repellant protection to reduce freezing.

Nebulus Emergency Flotation Device

One of those pieces of equipment that you hope to never have to use. Pull the handle and the Nebulus will inflate, supporting up to three adults and a submerged snowmobile or ATV!

Clam Drill Auger Conversion Kit

Use an 18 volt cordless drill as the ‘power’ to drill your holes — seriously!

Match it with a K-Drill for the ultimate lightweight combo.

Aqua-Vu Micro Series

These underwater camera systems are same size as a phone!

Btw, Aqua-Vu has made cord management easy. Check this out:

2. Best tip up ever?

3. Mille Lacs ice season opened Dec. 1.

4. Where to look on early ice.

Chip Leer:

> There’s still a lot of active panfish that are relatively shallow depending on the body of water you’re on, especially if there’s any vegetation left in that system. There’ll be shallower fish early. And then as winter moves on, they tend to move out more toward the main basin….

5. Catching speckled trout at first ice.

6. Same pike caught a year later?

7. Ice fishing in hockey skates is a real thing.

O Canada:


Make sure you note the Target Walleye/Ice reader discount!



1. OH: Sandusky Bay ‘eye fishing picking up.

2. Microbeads threatening Erie fish?

3. IN: River walleyes biting.

4. MN: New Mille Lacs Smallmouth Alliance.

Good! Don’t want to lose another fishery there….

5. ICAST 2016 website up.

6. Cabela’s ISO video manager.

7. 92 year old man shoots 11 points.

Not fishing, but very cool to see. We all would love to be chasing big walleyes when we’re in our 90s.

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‘Eye Candy

Derick B. got some early ice action on Upper Red Lake:

Tip of the Day

We all love fishing fast and aggressive, but sometimes you need to slow down and finesse bites from finicky fish. Northland’s Buckshot Flutter Spoon is the ideal bait when fish are looking for that tantalizing flutter.

Quote of the Day

We’re not playing the yo-yo game, we’re playing snake charmer.

Ice Force pro Joel Nelson talking about dancing the Rapala Rippin’ Rap to call in fish from a distance.

Shot of the Day

Shots plural. This is one reason Erie anglers love ice fishing — amazing shots:

You ready for ice?

Have you checked this stuff out yet?

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