Before your next trip to the lake or river, check out the fly hatch chart and get the right lures before hitting the water.
That's it, some of Ole Outdoors favorite products for the ice fishing season of 2018. If you have any other suggestions please drop us a line. (no pun intended) Thanks for reading!
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From ice houses to under water camera, here are some of the top picks to make sure you get more fish per trip this season on the ice.
Ice fishing season is just weeks away in northern parts of Minnesota, expecting some lakes to be ready by the 20th of November if we're lucky.
This only leaves a few weeks to lock down our gear for the season so here's the line up for our frozen sport...
Chats with the DNR officers can be a great time to find out about spots and tactics, unless you're doing something unknowingly (or knowingly) that is illegal. When I started fishing during the summer I failed to remember only one line per person can be used (unlike on the ice where two lines are allowed) and had a very nice officer not write me ticket after an honest conversation.
Clearly it's in your best interest to follow the regulations unless you really want to pay a large 'donation' to the wildlife fund.
Here's the bag limits for inland waters for the 2018 season. (This may not include ever regulation, so for more information you should go download the DNR PDF here)
I hope you find this information useful, for more fishing tips, trips, and gear check out our other blog posts and visit the Ole Store for more gear.
So Ethan suggested we put together the backyard foundry using the tutorial from Grant Thompson - The King of Random.
We did our bet to follow along and build as close to specs as possible. The foundry itself worked well however we did run into an airflow issue. We couldn't maintain enough heat to get the cans all the way to liquid and stay that way.
Ended up with aluminum sludge instead. After a closer inspection the blower was mostly clogged with mouse nest. We cleaned out the nests and will take another shot at it.
Unfortunately, the cover fell apart (did not add steel wool) and will need to another one before we will try another run through.
Over all we were quite satisfied in the trial run, learned a lot and look forward to trying again in the near future!
Thanks for reading,
Michael & Ethan
WOW! Northern Minnesota isn't necessarily the place for light camping in mid-October typically, but we lucked out and got a 60 degree day, 50 degree night, and stroked Brookies into the evening.
Although it's catch and release from now until the season ends at the end of the month, we enjoyed catching a hungry bunch of trout and enhanced our skills while taking in the natural beauty of the Superior hiking trail. Be ready for a hike though. We came to the trail off of a logging trail. Certainly not designed by for Kia Optima, but we made it most of the way back.
It'll take you about a 1/2 mile walk through back country, picking your way through unimproved land and logging slashing. Well worth the effort this day!
After several hours of successful fishing and a couple dozen catches we went to work getting camp set up and dinner made.
The campsites were outstanding, didn't look like anyone had bothered to bring a hatchet or ax back with them for some time. Good news is we did and had plenty of firewood for the evening.
The hike out was just as awesome with temps around 45 degrees.
Couldn't have asked for a better overnight adventure!
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