Ice Fishing

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…

Bodies of Ice-Fishing Neighbors Pulled From Fish Trap Lake

The men were reported missing Sunday evening after heading out on the lake north of Cushing

CUSHING, MN — Crews have recovered the bodies of two neighbors who died while ice-fishing on a lake in central Minnesota. The men were reported missing Sunday evening after heading out on Fish Trap Lake north of Cushing. Responders first found the body of 69-year-old Wayne Vaverek of Cushing. Despite lifesaving efforts, he was pronounced dead at the scene. Divers…

First Fargo Ice Fishing Show Brings New Angling Gear to the Metro

The show takes place at Scheels Arena until the weekend

FARGO, N.D. — As the water starts freezing up, ice anglers started to fill Scheels Arena on the first day of Fargo’s first Ice Fishing Show. Companies put out their latest ice–fishing products and even featured some demonstrations to teach people the sport. With the amount of people who venture onto the ice across the state, people in the sporting industry…

Fargo Scheels Hosts 5th Annual Ice Fest

Ice Fest is a premiere outdoor ice fishing event geared at getting you ready to hit the ice this winter

FARGO– This is the fifth year Scheels is hosting its Ice Fest, a premiere outdoor ice fishing event geared at getting you ready to hit the ice this winter. “Ice fishing has gotten to be so popular that the start of the season is so exciting for so many anglers,” Scheels event leader Caryn Olson said. “So, the buzz here…

Fargo Youth Ice Fishing Derby brings Hundreds of Kids to Woodhaven Pond

The event was hosted by the Fargo Parks Districts and gave trophies to several children

FARGO, N.D. — On a very snowy Saturday, hundreds of kids and their parents set up shop on the frozen Woodhaven Pond. Digging into the water a pulling up some fish was part of the adventure. “Ice fishing is one of the great outdoor opportunities that we have in this country, especially in the great North where we can walk on…