Ice Fishing at The Leading Edge

  • wow didnt even know there was the iceleaders area.
    So whats really going on?
  • Minnesota Legends Rapala® and Polaris® Team Up to Tackle the Tundra
    [i]Historic Brands Celebrate Partnership With Ultimate Ice Fishing Giveaway[/i] MINNETONKA, MN - For residents of the Land of 10,000 Lakes, two legendary brands have risen above the ranks of the average outdoors company. Whether it’s hooking a Walleye or feeling the thrill of speeding across a [...]
  • Community Events Open NAIFC National Championship
    RHINELANDER WI - A full evening of events for the Northwoods kicks off the 2010 North American Ice Fishing Circuit's (NAIFC) National Championship, December 16-19. Hosted by the Northwoods Banquet Center, the activities begin at 5:00, Thursday (16th) with a FREE kids ice fishing clinic with NAI
  • Monticello MN to Host National Qualifying Ice Fishing Tournament
    MONTICELLO MN - The Monticello Chamber of Commerce has contracted the NAIFC (North American Ice Fishing Circuit) Tournament Series to conduct a National Qualifying Tournament on Pelican Lake, January 21-23, 2011. Teams finishing in the top-10 at the Pelican Qualifier automatically qualify as part of
  • StrikeMaster Augers "Handle" Like a Pro
    BIG LAKE MN – A dance partner who’s light on their feet makes doin’ the boogie or foxtrot infinitely more enjoyable. Particularly when compared to a hefty clunker who’s constantly stepping on your toes. On frozen lakes, fishermen find themselves hand-in-hand with a dance part [...]

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Ice Fishing IceLeaders Talk

  • Fish House Frame Coatings
    Well I finally finished touching up the wheelhouse frame and this stuff is great. One hint is to wrap up your brush in a plastic bag and keep it in the freezer or it will harden even in a jar of paint thinner!
  • Cargo Trailer Conversion
    Well, I guess that last post indicates the lack of sleep. Meant "23 hour drive" and "gutted the trailer". Did get the windows cut and installed this afternoon. [url=http://hotspotoutdoors.com/forum/file/userpics/2015/04/full-37278-55191-image.jpg][img]http://hotspotoutdoors.com/f [...]
  • House build
    [quote=FishinFools]Did you do the foam yourself? How much $$?[/quote] Pm sent
  • Ice castle battery life
    ANY amount of draw/parasitic load will drain the battery. How long it takes depends on how much parasitic load there is. Also, a battery will self-discharge all on its own with nothing connected. In cold weather, however, the rate of self-discharge is pretty low. Parasitic load can be measured. W
  • Forest river Cherokee ice cave wheel house, reviews?
    I have a 2015 ice cave. and have yet to make a trip without the fenders and hitch.giving trouble.Tired of picking up parts every 150 miles.dealer not much help.If you want the dealers name I will let you know.Have pictures if you need.

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“i have more fun”

  • Homemade Talon
    I see they have a mini Talon now but it's still about $600. That's beyond it's value to me but the concept is great. When is someone going to invent a poor mans version? A simple 6 inch piece of 3/4 inch pipe with thumbscrews mounted thru it mounted to the back of you boat would work. [...]
  • Merc 4 Stroke Leaking Gas
    Guys, I'm hoping the wealth of knowledge in this forum can help me out. My father-in-law has a 2003 60hp Mercury 4 stroke EFI. When he starts the motor, gas leaks out of the silver valve in the middle of the top pic below. Must be part of the fuel pump.He just had a bunch of work done on the fu [...]
  • Buzzbaits in the spring?
    Within the past couple of weeks I read an article somewhere online about using buzzbaits early in the year. I think it was by Greg Hackney, but I could easily be wrong. In 2009 on Bass Opener I was getting my clock cleaned by a buddy throwing a Mann's Buzzbait until a pike took it.
  • Help with my motor
    I have the same year motor on a 17 1/2 superhawk and ran into similar issues last spring when I bought it. Prior owners left me with a full tank of old fuel and when I initially ran it, it had some hesitation and max RPM's were only about 5,000. Besides changing out the prop (went with the 17
  • Trailer wiring help
    Then you must have electric over hydraulic brakes, not conventional surge brakes. Conventional surge brakes require no electric signal from the towing vehicle, and are 100% hydraulic. If you unplug your trailer harness, and back up, I assume they then release?

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“At the Leading Edge”

  • Getting a Grip on Transitional Bass
    Getting a Grip on Transitional Bass by HSO Editor When trying to assess the behavior of transitional bass, we need to take into consideration not only the movements and transitions that bass make season within season, but also the daily transitions that occur throughout the entire year. Let’s [...]
  • Great sturgeon fishing to follow rapid spawning
    Great sturgeon fishing to follow rapid spawning by HSO Editor Spawning has been rapid, as anticipated, and this should promise some great sturgeon fishing when season opens later in the year. Today (April 18) was a big day for our fisheries crew on the Winnebago System.  We had three crews wor [...]
  • In The Zone For Vertically Stacked Bass By Brett Richardson
    In The Zone For Vertically Stacked Bass By Brett Richardson by HotSpotOutdoors - The first migrations of the late winter / early spring can be interrupted by multiple fronts and high wind conditions. This scenario forces migratory smallmouth and largemouth bass to be stacked vertically throughout t [...]
  • Lake of the Ozarks Catfishing Tournament: How to Bag the Beasts
    Lake of the Ozarks Catfishing Tournament: How to Bag the Beasts by HSO Editor In competitive catfishing, the trendy little axiom most commonly heard in sporting circles, “Go big or stay home” means bringing ‘shoulder-dislocating’ sized catfish to the scales. The most recent [...]
  • Spring Canadian Bear Hunting; an incredible cast and blast adventure
    Spring Canadian Bear Hunting; an incredible cast and blast adventure by HSO Editor While spot and stalk is an option for black bear hunting in some western States and Provinces where there is more open range for spotting, the heavily timbered Canadian Shield typically requires baiting sites.  [...]

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