Do blustery temperatures get you feeling positively giddy? Have you ever taken a tape measure to the lake’s solid surface or done a careful calculation of freezing-degree days? If you answered “yes” to these questions, then it’s settled: you’re an angler who likes ice. Well, you’re in good company. The following podcasters are also passionate about ice fishing. These ice fishing podcasts will keep you entertained while you sit and wait out the walleye, crappie, bluegill, perch and pike.
Shack Talk from Eskimo Ice Fishing Gear features Kyle Agre and Scotty Brewer, both members of Eskimo’s National Pro Staff. While many ice fishing podcasts focus solely on the region where the hosts live and fish, Shack Talk takes you all over. So long as the region has cold temperatures, these guys will bring you the details about how to fish it during the frozen season. Previous episodes have covered topics like urban and night ice fishing. The cast taps into safety, technique, prep and, of course, gear.
The Woman Angler & Adventurer Podcast
The Woman Angler & Adventurer Podcast covers all things adventure with a focus on hunting and fishing. When the mercury plunges, podcasters and outdoorswomen Angie Scott and Barb Carey naturally turn the topic to the ice, with interviews from professional females in the field. A recent episode featured angler Carol Cheney, who carves and paints her own decoys for spearfishing pike. Scott is a renowned bass angler in the South, but she always returns to her native Minnesota for the ice fishing. And Carey, who resides in “The Land of 10,000 Lakes,” is a fishing legend and outdoors writer with membership on a number of brands’ national pro staffs.
The Hardwater Fishing Show
HFSW, featuring Jeff Byboth and Jason Kilby, offers fishing and ice reports along with detailed tips and tricks and recommendations for gear. But this duo also dishes out a heavy dose of camaraderie to keep you warm during the chilly season. These fellas live and breathe ice fishing and have done so all their lives. They take it seriously, but you’re also going to enjoy a few laughs along with them.
MI Ice Guys
MI Ice Guys comes to you from Michigan. The podcast is a conversation between several competitive pro anglers, all members of the USA Ice Team. Listening is a lot like circling up the buckets with your pals or family on the local lake, but these guys have traveled far and wide to get at what’s under the ice. They bring a ton of information to their podcasting studio and to your ears.
Broken Line Podcast
You never know what you’re going to get with Broken Line, but you do know it will be interesting, and probably funny. Northern Minnesotans Aaron Eickhorst and Patrick Olson describe their podcast as bar/bait shop banter, and they’ve nailed it. The Broken Line project combines Olson’s pro-angling professionalism with Eickhorst’s vast experience in outdoor media to bring listeners a fun, laid-back listening adventure about everything fishing related. Plus, their side cast, Broken Spatula, offers talk about recipes perfect for keeping your belly warm and satisfied.
Need some pointers for getting started? Check out these 8 ice fishing tips. And, above all, remember to stay safe out there.