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Ice Fishing Safety

Posted by Paul Schmur on 2016 Sep 11th

Ice Fishing Safety
Every year we hear stories of ice fishermen falling through the ice and being injured, sometimes fatally. There are also numerous incidents every year of vehicles falling through the ice, including snowmobiles and ATVs. These are not the only types of hazards on frozen lakes. We also hear reports of snowmobiles colliding with each other, colliding with ice huts, and hitting ice heaves. Some examples from 2015: January 17, 2015 Cowanshannock PA: A 56 year old fisherman on Keyston
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Ice Shack Plans

Posted by Paul Schmur on 2016 Sep 4th

Ice Shack Plans
As hardcore hardwater enthusiasts there comes a time when we would prefer to fish in comfort rather than sit on a 5 gallon pail in windy subzero temperatures. There are many pop up or flip up style soft wall ice fishing shacks available on the market but for those with better access to their fishing spots or the time to commit to a full season of ice fishing there is no substitute for a hard wall ice house. There is no cookie cutter design to a hard wall shack; there are several ways to
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Hunting Hardwater Walleye

Posted by Paul Schmur on 2016 Aug 21st

Hunting Hardwater Walleye
It happens far too often. You return to that honey hole that you fished the weekend before, assuming that by default, there will be another day of fat cheeked walleyes laying in wait for your return. You set up your pop up or shack, get your holes drilled and cleaned, and pour yourself a hot cup of tea from your thermos. Then you drop a line. And wait. Nothing. You finish your tea and change lures, thinking that must be the problem. And you wait. Nothing. You grumble a bit "must be slow". An
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