Ice Fishing

Fargo Ice Fishing Show is drawing in a crowd

The show runs through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) -Ice fishing season is here and people are stocking up on the latest gear at the 3rd annual Fargo Ice Fishing Show. Around 75 vendors and 12 new displays, featuring tons of fishing gear and equipment are at the event. Admission for adults is 12 dollars and kids 12 and under can get in free all weekend…

Scheels Ice Fest returns as many are ready to get onto the lakes

The eighth annual Scheels ICE Fest kicks off after taking a hiatus last year due to covid.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR)- The eighth annual Scheels ICE Fest kicks off after taking a hiatus last year due to covid The sporting goods retailer says 300 people braved the cold and lined in the parking lot Friday to buy anything they need for ice fishing season. That includes clothing, tents, heaters, rods, ice cleats and more from more than 30…

More ice anglers due to virus meant more trash left behind

MINNEAPOLIS – The pandemic drove many Minnesota residents outdoors to go ice fishing and authorities say it led to an increase of an unwanted byproduct. Some anglers left behind litter and trash. Items left behind by anglers run the gamut from cigarette butts to bait to plastic bottles to slabs of wood used to prop up fish houses. On a…

Social Distancing: Turkeys Don’t Care About The Rules

In Which I Catch A Flock Of Turkeys Flaunting Social Distancing Guidelines

  Apparently not everyone is getting the social distancing memo this morning here in the metro. I think they’re just being bird-brained. A flock of turkeys took a stroll right outside my window yesterday afternoon. At least they gave me a bit of a show, but they were NOT practicing social distancing. Look at them! There’s five turkeys right next…

Minnesota DNR Asking People To Clean Up Around Ice Houses Before Leaving For The Season

If You Are Fishing North Of The Highway 10 State 34 Line You Have Until March 16th To Get Your Ice Houses Off The Ice

MINNESOTA, — Tomorrow marks the beginning of March — the last month to go ice fishing for the season. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is asking people to make sure they have their sites cleaned up when they leave. They say the garbage that can get left at ice houses causes harmful pollution for the lakes and wildlife. “Fortunately…

Eelpout Festival in Walker, Minnesota Canceled

The ice fishing tournament was scheduled for February 20-23

WALKER, Minn. — A popular ice fishing tournament in Walker, Minnesota has been canceled this year. Organizers of the International Eelpout Festival posted to Facebook to let anglers know of the change. They say it’s because attendance has multiplied over the past few years and with that comes more traffic, trash and safety concerns. The costs to clean up after…

People Pack Into Scheels Arena For Fargo Ice Fishing Show

The Show Offered Seminars, Kids Games And Other Activities

FARGO, N.D. — Shoppers, vendors and families are packing into Scheels Arena to catch up on the latest gear and pick up some new tricks before they hit the ice this season. “The latest and greatest products services like guides hotels, resorts, lots of activities we got Santa Claus here it’s been a really fun event.” Organizers of the show…

Scheels Hosts 6th Annual Ice Fest

The event has become a mecca for ice fishing fans.

FARGO, N.D.- The chilly weather didn’t stop anglers from stopping by “Ice Fest” at Scheels and purchasing items for their next trip. Many have come to check out tackle and rods. “We got a full showroom of pop–up ice houses, we’ve also got some more permanent models again from outlet recreation. If you’re looking to fish out something more interesting,…

Hundreds of Kids Take Part in Fargo Youth Ice Fishing Derby

Fargo Park District saw fifty more kids take part as opposed to last year

FARGO, N.D. — The warmer temperatures did not slow down kids from venturing out on Woodhaven Pond to go ice fishing. FM Walleyes and the Fargo Park District teamed up to host the annual Youth Ice Fishing Derby. Kids under the age of 15 could try to catch perch, bluegill, or northern pike in order to win some prizes. Getting more…