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Ice Fishing Colorado | Experience SCHEELS

To beat a tough bite for lakers on my home waters in Colorado, I start by checking classic cover and structure, such as humps, weed edges, flats and drop-offs.

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Hub vs Flip Over Shelters | Experience SCHEELS

We have worked extensively to build a custom line up of high quality Clam Ice Fishing Shelters that are found exclusively at SCHEELS.Hub and flip over shelters are offered in a variety of options and sizes allowing you to pick the perfect setup for your situation on the ice.

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Jason Mitchell | Targeting Panfish Midwinter

Early and late ice are coveted periods of time for targeting panfish. With midwinter being a slow time it is important to know how to target these fish.

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Jason Mitchell | SCHEELS Exclusive Ice Shelters

SCHEELS has partnered with Clam Outdoors and legendary ice angler Jason Mitchell to create the most rugged and functional selection of ice shelters found only at SCHEELS. This SCHEELS exclusive lineup of ice shelters are extensively designed and tested for hardcore ice fishing with industry leading technology and features.

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Ice Fishing: Flasher Electronics Update

With this excitement to fish comes the opportunity to update electronics that will have a big impact on our fishing success this season. Here you will find helpful information you need to choose your next flasher unit.

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Going to School

No secret that many fish we like to target through the ice will eventually slide out and winter over holes and basins. These wintering holes will typically load up with fish each winter. While you might be targeting crappie or bluegill, you may encounter channel catfish, drum, white bass or tullibee depending on the body of water.

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Contact Crappie

Many first ice crappie locations can be somewhat predictable. Troughs, dips, channels and holes seem to concentrate crappie in the fall, which tend to hold into the winter.

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Lake Winnipeg-Border Crossing without issues

This article is meant to serve as a starting point for anglers considering a trip to Lake Winnipeg. We do suggest that you do your own homework to research the details for your specific situation to ensure you have a successful trip.

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Does color matter to a Greenback?

What’s the first thing your buddies ask after you put a piggy greenback on the ice? Probably the most asked question is, “what’s the hot color & what lure are you using?”

Fishing Holiday Gift Guide

SCHEELS carries the best brands and products in the industry, which means buying for the angler in your life has never been easier! Fuel their passion for the water with these gifts selected by our Experts. Whether it's in the boat chasing a trophy walleye or on the ice pulling up a pale full of perch and crappy, this gift guide has something for everyone. Choose from a vast variety of options including clothing, rods, tackle and much more! Take the first step towards celebrating this special time of year with the perfect gift for them.

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A Time of Transition – Ice fishing Prep

As autumn turns to fall, many outdoorsmen are pulled in many directions. For some, there isn’t enough time in a day right now, for others, we are packing away our summer equipment and looking forward to the hard water. Right now, during this transition, its “Prime time” to get your shelters and augers ready for ICE.

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November Walleyes, Bigger is Better

Some of the best fishing of the year occurs during the fall. At this time, walleyes are eating often. As a predator near the top of the food chain, walleyes will have other fish in their crosshairs. Here are a few tips to put more trophies in your boat this fall.

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Employees Picks Gift Guide

Take a peek into our office and see what our employees are wanting this holiday season.

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Spoon Tweaking Perch

Few lures can be as effective day in and day out for jumbo perch as spoons. This lure category packs weight, flash and water displacement into the presentation. Spoons can be seen and one aspect of finding fish is making sure that the fish can find you.

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Ice Fishing Dream Trips

Ice fishing adventures span across both the United States and Canada. Some of these destinations are exotic and remote while other hot spots are on a high cycle. Some locations are right down the road for some anglers while other fisheries require a road trip. For many reasons, ice anglers are beginning to travel further away from home. More anglers are traveling to destination fisheries each winter.

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Red River Catfish: Fall City Cats

Separating the cities of Fargo ND and Moorhead MN, is an amazing fishery that few anglers take advantage of. The Red River is an often over looked paradise for the angler seeking to do battle with a true trophy. While there are over 70 species of fish in the Red River, Channel Catfish are the preferred target largely due to the fact they are plentiful and powerful. We have had the opportunity to fish with John Dickelman of J&K Cats on a few occasions and have picked up some great tips from this very popular guide.

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Late Season Open Water Fishing

If you happen to live just south of the ice belt, when winter comes around, you still have plenty of options to fish. Usually, the determining factor on how well it will go is being prepared for the colder weather.

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Early Ice Panfish Strategies

A few things to remember when getting on the Ice for the first time. Always make sure you know how much ice you are about to venture out on. Bring safety picks and consider a floating ice suit or a life jacket.

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Cogburn CB4 Fat Tire Bike

The Cogburn CB4 Bicycle is the ultimate option of the outdoorsman or woman with the desire to get deep into the backcountry. This bike has a multitude of options that will allow you to get deeper into the backcountry and see more terrain in comfort and speed.

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Fall Fishing Hit List

For diehard anglers, fall fishing may be the most coveted time of the year. While every angler seems to participate for season openers and early season weekends, many anglers put the rods away and park the boat during the fall, so the mystique of fall is not only great fishing but also fewer people. Even on good bites on well-known fisheries, boat ramp parking lots sit relatively empty. For hardcore anglers who are obsessed with fishing, fall might be a favorite time of the year.

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Targeting Fall Walleye

Because of the competition among so many facets of outdoor activities, fall walleye fishing opportunities can often be overlooked once hunting seasons kick in. Pressure falls off drastically as many outdoors enthusiasts trade in fishing rods for shotguns but for the committed anglers still fishing through the fall, these current patterns can produce some of the best walleye fishing of the season and some of the biggest fish are a real possibility.

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Tested Tough Technology

Columbia's PFG (Performance Fishing Gear) line is more than just great gear and apparel, it's a way of life.

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Fall Walleye Fishing

Although it is the middle of July, the fall season will be here sooner than you know. Among the excitement for all the hunting seasons opening a great opportunity to catch fish is beginning.

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Summer Bass Baits

With the countless number of options to tie on for summer bass fishing it can be tough to know what baits you want to have ready. Check out some of our favorite lures for summer bass fishing.

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Today’s Panfish Trends

There is always an increased level of intensity whenever you are fishing for your next meal. When you know that you and other people are relying on what you put on a stringer or in a live well, you have your game face on. For so many anglers, harvesting fish for the table often involves panfish. In so many regions, crappie, perch or sunfish still allow some harvest where anglers can proceed to keep some fish for a meal.

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Father’s Day Gift Guide

Fuel his passion with the right gifts. Check out our Father's Day Gift Guide for gifts that align with his passion and empower him to get outdoors.

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What’s In Our Tackle Box?

Items always in our springtime tackle box.

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The Gear To Produce More Walleye

There is one issue every angler is faced with on the water. How to catch the most fish? It’s a very basic question but leads a lot of anglers to taking themselves out of the game. The first thing every angler should do before getting on the water is a little homework.

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Night Trolling Walleyes

Night trolling walleyes is a favorite for many open water fishers for two main reasons. It's relatively easy, and it works all season long. Everyone knows that walleyes have great vision, but it excels at night, making this the prime time for feeding. A few simple tips will make this intimidating technique much easier.

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Slip Bobber Tricks

Slip bobber fishing seems straight forward enough, however that's not always the case. Here are a few tips that will make your fishing life much easier.

Scheels Pro Staff: Ten Items That Are Always In My Tackle Box

Spring fishing is almost here. SCHEELS Pro Angler Johnnie Candle shares his necessary gear and what’s always in his tackle box:

Chasing King Salmon

It was the ND Game & Fish biologists that determined chinook salmon could thrive in the deep cold-water habitat found in Lake Sakakawea which was nearly void of sport fish.

Tips for More Walleye this Season

Fishing can remain frustrating, humiliating and most of all humbling regardless of how much you get to fish or how much you think you have learned. There will always come a time when you feel like you just hit a wall.

Five of Fishing’s Diamonds in the Rough

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and such is the case of fish popularity. Walleyes for example are held in snob regard across the upper Midwest.

The Midwest’s Top Walleye Water

The Midwest is ground zero for walleye fishing popularity. Midwesterners love their fish with the white tipped tails and luckily, there are several great walleye fishing destinations across the northern tier of the United States.

Planning Your Fly Fishing Excursion

An unexpected opportunity to join a friend for a week-long trip of guided flats fishing was a welcome change from the long and cold winter we have been having in Montana.

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Jason Mitchell: Night Shift Walleye

By Jason Mitchell pf Jason Mitchell Outdoors Not all bodies of water offer solid after dark fishing opportunities for walleye but there...

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Jason Mitchell: Panoramic Panfish

By Jason Mitchell of Jason Mitchell Outdoors There can be some surprisingly solid fishing for panfish on lakes and reservoirs that might...

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Fall Fishing: Trolling Crankbait

By Jason Mitchell of Jason Mitchell Outdoors The advantage of trolling crankbaits for walleye is twofold.  You can cover a lot...

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Spinner Harness: Snake Rigging Walleye

By Jason Mitchell of Jason Mitchell Outdoors Whether you are running a spread of planer boards on the Great Lakes or...

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The Midwest’s Top Walleye Water

By Jason Mitchell of Jason Mitchell Outdoors The Midwest is ground zero for walleye fishing popularity. Midwesterners love their fish with the...