Eskimo Hand Auger Review

It seems like the life of my first auger has finally come to an end. With a missing handle cap, a cracked handle, and dull blades, I think next year I’ll have to splurge and get myself another one, especially if the ice conditions are anything like they were this year. That being said, IContinue reading “Eskimo Hand Auger Review”

A Trip with the Stars

On Friday, the travel restrictions to Maine were eased. By Sunday, our car was jam-packed full of fishing gear, and we were crossing the Piscataqua bridge into an outdoors person’s paradise. Our destination was Sebago Lake, where on Monday, I’d be heading out on the ice with some of Maine’s finest guides and the OnContinue reading “A Trip with the Stars”

Staying Safe on the Ice

Ice fishing is a blast, but there is no need to risk your life to enjoy that excitement. Every time I venture out onto the hard water, I take numerous precautions to ensure my day won’t go south quickly. Even with the 10+ inches of ice we currently have in my area, there is noContinue reading “Staying Safe on the Ice”

The Highs And The Lows

It seems like full-fledged winter has finally arrived! With a low of seven degrees today, and a high of eighteen, we may actually see some decent ice cover on our local ponds within a few days. Luckily, I’ve had already had a couple chances to get out on some ice this year, although I’m excitedContinue reading “The Highs And The Lows”

First Ice 2021

The temperatures have finally plummeted to allow for sufficient ice thickness on some of my local ponds. Not wanting to waste this precious opportunity, my friends and I quickly scrambled to get on the hard water and find our first fish of the year. As the temperatures warm due to climate change, chances like theseContinue reading “First Ice 2021”

Ice Fishing Ethics

Okay, I admit it: I have become a snobby fly fisherman. Not only do I try to limit myself to fly fishing whenever possible, but I have even begun to look down on the “bait-slinging hogs” (Lou Zambello’s words, not mine). Because of this new obsessiveness to the upper class of the sport, I haveContinue reading “Ice Fishing Ethics”