Stationary Fishing

Posted by By Joel Nelson on 19th Dec 2018

Success on Ice When You Can’t be Mobile Much ink and article space has been given to the idea that mobility leads to more fish. Yet even with laser-fast augers, lightweight lithium-powered sonar, and warmer, form-fitting outerwear the likes we’ve never seen before, we so often end up riding out a bite while sitting down, rather than kneeling or standing. Though we may know the more productive play is to troll the open ice, weather among other things can make this difficult. With that in mind
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You Bought a Wheelhouse – Now What?

Posted by Joel Nelson on 20th Nov 2018

I’m an over-planner. I simply have to “over-do” it to be confident in performing about any outdoor task, but even I was surprised at how much preparation can go into equipping your wheelhouse. I know from experience that just as a properly rigged boat catches more fish, any time on the hard water is best served with a healthy dose of preparedness. That said, with a wheelhouse, the fishing portion of the planning is just the beginning. You’ll sleep out on the ice with this unit, making it
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Buying Your First (or Next) Wheelhouse

Posted by Joel Nelson on 17th Oct 2018

The wheelhouse market has exploded in recent years, giving way to some really comfortable fishing and year-round fun. That said, the options these days are endless, as can be the price tag, so it’s up to you to do the homework and get the most bang for your buck. I recently put in an order for a wheelhouse myself, and know from experience that settling in on a few key purchase points will help make the process go more smoothly. Not only will you fish better, you’ll sleep easier knowing that no m
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DIY Fish Houses – Do’s and Don’ts

Posted by Joel Nelson on 4th Oct 2018

It’s the time of year when ice heads across northern climates start thinking of their winter plans. Maybe it’s the onward march of the calendar towards fall, or maybe it’s just that ice can be a comforting thought when the mercury is stuck in the 80’s and 90’s. Whatever the reason, people now are building their own ice houses, or remodeling old ones, including myself. A buddy and I are converting an enclosed single axle trailer into a makeshift summer and winter threat that will both haul over t
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