The Bassassins have put together yet another fantastic video, this time featuring some of the most exciting multi-species ice fishing I’ve ever seen. Their run and gun approach to ice fishing paid some serious dividends last year and this video proves it. Keep up the good work guys and hopefully we can get together in the summer!
An amazing season has come to an end. Always on the hunt for adventure, fish and fun were plentiful. As much as it pains me to let this one go, open waters will soon lead the way to new challenges. What better way to celebrate this harsh but glorious winter but with a “Big Old Mix Tape”.
I know this is kind of a double entry in one, but the point of the entry is that I caught 67 Pike this year, starting in January and ending this December. To me, Pike are one of the most underrated species to catch. The challenge with Pike fishing is figuring out where they are hanging out (deep/shallow or bays/points etc.), how they want the presentation and where they want it. It’s not exactly true that they’ll hit anything, but they will hit everything, it just depends on their daily preference.
I like Piking, because you can fish them at anytime of the year, except of course when the season is closed during April and the first week in May. The two Pike in the pics show that – the January Pike was caught on the Mepps in shallow water and the December one was caught in deep water using a new method that I discovered this year; casting a 2 oz a bottom bouncer with a small silver rubber minnow. They were both 33″ long and at that size, they put up a great fight.
Photo Gallery for Year-round Piking by Richard MacRae
The Fowler Center in Mayville, Michigan has provided year-round camping and outdoor learning experiences for children and adults with developmental disabilities and special needs since 1957. This includes people with mental and physical challenges, autism, traumatic brain injuries, and sensory and communication challenges. The Fowler Center serves thousands each year and its goal is to offer a safe and comfortable environment so campers leave with memories of an enjoyable away-from-home experience, as well as new-found self-esteem, friendships, and pride.
The Fowler Center will be hosting its 18th Annual Ice Fishing Tournament on February 16th, 2013 where all proceeds will go to the camp. There will be two fishing sessions at 7:30-11:30am and 1:30-5:30pm, entrance fees to each are $20 for fishermen 17+ and $5 for those under 17. Cash prizes available for first pike, largest fish, smallest fish, youngest fisherman with a fish, and a $7,000 gran prize! There will also be concessions, raffles, door prizes and more.
The Fowler Center is located at 2315 Harmon Lake Road, Mayville, MI 48744. For more details, please contact email@example.com.
The following article is a contribution by Drake Dill.
I have been trying to find time to write this article for quite a while now, but now feel more compelled than ever. Growing up on the Minnesota/Canadian border definitely spoiled me in my early years. In my early years I spent countless days fishing my backyard and “stomping ground” which is the famed Ontario Quetico Provincial Park and Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area. The fishing in these areas is absolutely spectacular, and in many ways cannot be matched. However, I would like to mention some of the challenges that I have noticed that these areas face, and would like to mention another fantastic area that is one of Ontario’s real hidden gems. This hidden gem could easily trump the two aforementioned areas in almost every area from its fisheries to accessibility.
Paul Mugo, owner of the Kenya Tyeing Flies Company, has sent me yet another amazing collection of his handmade flies. If you haven’t seen his work before you should definitely check out the two previous galleries of his fantastic flies. I will be putting these flies to the test next [...]
Introducing Cryptoid Lure Co, the official brand of lures manufactured by the Kokemachine from the web based info-comedy 4EEL FISHING. With colors inspired by various characters of the paranormal ilk, the Kokemachine has aspired to make some of the most tripped out and hilarious spoons that will ever land you [...]
My good friend Phil alerted me to this fantastic swordfish tattoo by artist Matt Adamson. It’s difficult to understand the placement of the tattoo from the photos below but it looks to me like the tops of the shoulders, as if the swordfish has gone through the neck. Matt is [...]
This exotic fish may be native to southeast asia, but would you believe there’s one place in the United States where you can catch one right along side a largemouth bass. While they’re most commonly found here in aquariums many misinformed owners don’t realize they can grow up to 40″ [...]
The fishing season is off to a fantastic start this year! Last weekend marked the opening of trout season here in Ontario and though I was only able to get out yesterday, my friends and I still managed to have a fantastic day on the river. We woke up early [...]
We haven’t done a caption contest in a while, mostly because it takes a very special picture or video to inspire us. Today we have a video so wild we couldn’t even describe it! Hopefully you’ll have better luck though. The best description of this video left in the comments [...]
Fishing Camp is a fishing trivia board game from Education Outdoors aimed to please the whole family. Supporting up to eight players as young as four years old, the game separates trivia questions into four levels. Level one questions are simple, like identifying fish species or fishing tackle. The difficulty [...]