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    Recycled Fish “On Ice” Tour Wrap 2014

    Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

    We appreciate everyone – from our sponsor and event partners to our volunteers and donors – who helped us carry the Stewardship Ethic across the Ice Belt again this winner! Congratulations to Chad Peterson and Ryan Mosley who won this year’s Recycled Fish “On Ice” Tour Raffle and Northeast Ice Fishing Rod Builder’s Challenge Drawing. […]


    2014 Custom Rod Builders Challenge and Auction

    Friday, February 28th, 2014

    The Recycled Fish Auction runs 2/28/14 through March 5th. A special auction for CNY Custom Rods runs March 13 – March 18. This year’s challenge from the Panfish Persuader himself is to craft a stick to trick the most pugnacious of the panfish: the perch. Each builder took their local expertise into account and it […]


    Stewardship Tip: Gas Spills

    Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

    Unfortunately, even small gasoline spills can have an adverse affect on the environment and our fish. When we handle gasoline, to fill our cars, our lawnmowers, our ice augers, or our boats, we need to exercise extreme caution and adhere to the following procedures:


    Electric Auger Comparison

    Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

    On the Recycled Fish “On Ice” Tour, we have been running electric augers for years. When we started, they were viewed as a curiosity. A niche product, designed for very specific situations, like people who had wheelhouses and didn’t need to drill a lot of holes, and who didn’t want the effort of a hand […]


    Nebraska Record Pike – Caught & Released

    Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

    On January 28, 2014, Jake Rodiek caught – and released – what is almost certainly the state record northern pike for the state of Nebraska. There is no question that this behemoth fish was the “the one that got away” for other anglers, as it had three hooks in its jaw, all trailing broken line, […]


    Stewardship Tip: Tungsten on the Ice

    Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

    Ice Pro Jason Durham notes that the popularity of tungsten ice fishing jigs has increased dramatically over the past few years. There are good reasons to make the switch from lead to non-toxic tackle such as tungsten.  Lead is also a known carcinogen.  It can poison multiple organs and lead to anemia, central and peripheral neuropathy, nephrotoxicity, […]


    Recycled Fish “On Ice” Fights for Bristol Bay

    Saturday, May 4th, 2013

    This winter, anglers across the Ice Belt stood up for Bristol Bay by saying no to Pebble Mine. Now it’s time to speak up. 


    2013 Recycled Fish “On Ice” Tour Raffle Winners!

    Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

    Congratulations to Steve Allison from Ottumwa, Iowa! He’s the winner of the 2013 Recycled Fish “On Ice” Tour Raffle presented by Ice Team. Steve will be fishing from a new Clam Bigfoot shelter next winter, and watching the action on his new Fish Scout Camera. Who knows what else he’ll buy with his $300 Gift […]


    Rod Auction Results

    Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

      Thank you to everyone who bought rods in the auction that followed the Northeast Ice Fishing Custom Rod Builder’s Challenge! Ten builders tested their skills, and several took honors with a plaque to adorn their walls. They also earned bragging rights as one of the best builders of sticks we can shake at holes […]


    Custom Rod Builders Challenge and Auction

    Monday, February 18th, 2013

    It’s a friendly competition among artisans of the short rod. In recent years, ice fishing equipment has evolved from rudimentary rods – hardly more than a stick and a string – to highly specialized tools. A cottage industry of skilled builders has emerged to put functional masterpieces into the hands of the ever-growing population of […]

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