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Ice Fishing

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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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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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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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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.


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.

December 6, 2016

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.

November 18, 2016

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.


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.


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?”


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.

November 7, 2016

Spoon Tweaking Perch

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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.

October 28, 2016

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.

September 29, 2016

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.

September 1, 2016

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.

March 8, 2016

Big Pike March Ice

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December 16, 2015

Ice Fishing Like An Expert

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