Hard Water Fishing Show

Hard Water Fishing Show

Tactics Gear and Ice Fishing Legends

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February 18, 2022 78 min

In the final episode of season five of the hard water fishing show we talk about our Fish Donkey tournament winners and ice fishing out of a snow bear. We also have a on site wrap up of the 22nd annual Hard Water Invitational from the shores of Devils Lake.

 

Fish Donkey Tournament 

https://www.fishdonkey.com/ 

Congrats to the winners and thanks to everyone for participating. 

 

Snow Bear Rental

Here is a link from where we rented ...

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In this episode Jeff and Jason attend the Hard Water Freaks annual ice event and record live.  We four guests join us from the event Max from Hard Water Freaks, Caleb from Fishing For the Heart Meagan from Casting Queens and Robert from DryHootch.

 

Max from Hard Water Freaks

Max from Hard Water Freaks joins us for a quick interview about the annual ice event. The ice event benefits many amazing causes with the goal of brining the ...

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January 28, 2022 45 min

In this episode of the hard water fishing show Jeff and Jason talk about sunfish identification and minnow hooking tactics.

Identifying Sunfish

Here is a great video on identifying sunfish by angling buzz on Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJLq371hYSU 

 

Here is another link for more details about sunfish from the Minnesota DNR https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/fish/sunfish/biology.html#:~:text=Cheeks%20and%20gill%20cove...

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January 21, 2022 88 min

On this episode of the Hard Water Fishing Show we talk to Roger Houck about yellow perch fishing in upstate New York.  You can find more information about Roger and Roger's Rigs on his website https://bit.ly/3fJVCCz He is also on Youtube https://bit.ly/3IqFwKl 

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Jeff and Jason talk to Brian "Bro" Brosdahl about all things ice fishing. For more information about Bro check out his website https://brosguideservice.com/ 

 

Current Events Hard Water Freaks Event

We will be attending the Hard Water Freaks Event in Wisconsin at the end of January, you can find more information on the event here https://bit.ly/3rgKylV 

 

Hard Water Fishing Show Fish Donkey Tournament The hard water fishin...
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Jeff and Jason talk about recent ice fishing trips to Lake of the Woods and Mille Lacs Lake. It is the first week of January 2022.

 

Mille Lacs Lake Fishing Report

Jeff was fishing out of the Red Door Resort  on Mille Lacs Lake.  Walked out to the first break and caught some walleyes and perch.   I was fishing out of my one man Frabill Recon 100 ice shack.  Its super tiny but just big enough for me to fish out of and super light to...

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December 31, 2021 89 min

We talk to Max from Strike and Catch learning about the ice fishing culture in Sweden.

 

Current Events and Listener News Hard Water Freaks Event

Jeff and Jason will be attending the hard water freaks event for more information go to the event page.  https://bit.ly/3He0Zpg 

 

Brandon - Big Northern

We discuss what is the best way to get a big northern out of the hole, like the big one Brandon caught and send a picture in of a 38 in...

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In this episode of the Hard Water Fishing Show Jeff gets out on first and and we talk to Erika Blegen from Women Anglers of Minnesota (WAM) about there upcoming ice queen fishing tournament.  You can find there website here https://bit.ly/3JbjDAb for more information.

 

Fact Checking
  • Jason and Jeff Clarify what Ole we are talking about.  
  • Lil Ole said that North woods Dave should have used aluminum studs in his ice shack.  
  • North woo...
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    December 8, 2021 57 min

    Jeff and Jason attend the big one, the St. Paul Ice Fishing Show.  We meet up with A few listeners and friends and have a great time looking at all the latest ice fishing gear and gadgets.

     

    Beer

    The Statement of Purpose Martin House Brewing - A Peanut Butter Golden Stout https://bit.ly/3Ir8kDk 

    Turkey Mountain Ale from the mountains of Iowa - Jason is drinking a home brew qualifies as an old man beer  

    Patrons

    Chris moved up to th...

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    December 3, 2021 74 min

    Jeff and Jason discuss buying a used portable ice shack.  You can often find something really good for a fraction of the price of a new shack. 

     

    Current Events

    The St. Paul Ice Fishing Show is this weekend. This is the big one! https://bit.ly/3EaEZup  

    Minnesota Record 55LB Muskie caught in Mille Lacs Lake https://bit.ly/3dbEsMW What a monster of a fish.

     

    Listener News

    Seth E reported four inches of ice reported near Alexandria M...

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    November 26, 2021 82 min

    In this episode of the hard water fishing show Jeff and Jason talk to Colby Sabutis, who is a ice fishing guide based in New Hampshire and Vermont. 

     

    Current Events Catch and Cook https://www.catchandcook.net/  

    On of my new favorite you tube channels is Jay Siemens https://bit.ly/3nQdXmh  He is also the creator of catch and cook.  A great alternative to shore lunch for cooking fish.  I had some this summer and it was excellent.  ...

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    November 19, 2021 58 min

    In this episode of the hard water fishing show Jeff and Jason talk about ice rod trends.  

    - Jason tells a story about the time the bait bucket iced up the fishing rods. 

    - Don't put your leaky bucket next to your reels. Jeff wants to figure out how to be a beer can story writer. 

    - We are looking for a future guest who is a professional beer can story writer.

    - Jeff Sings (prepare yourself) Real men of Genius, Mr. Beer Can Sto...

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    In this episode of the hard water fishing show we talk to North Woods Dave from Nunya lake about his custom wheel house build.  Its green and its green.  Jason tries to tell us that bud light is a old man beer, and fails. Jason east a ice oatmeal cookie from the iced oatmeal cookie dispenser and does not die.   

     

    Listener Questions

    In reader questions Jason decides that Steele Reserve is the best tall boy gas station beer.  And we...

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    October 29, 2021 47 min

    Its the first episode of Season 5.  In this episode Jason gets in the ice fishing mood with a PBR (Old Man Beer) and iced oatmeal cookies.  Jeff talks about the tungsten era, and gear Jeff remembered.  Jason is waiting to become cool again. Jason goes to a wedding in an ice suit.    We talk about some new ice fishing gear for the 2021 season and also talk about future episodes for the season.  Jeff tells the legend of the boat laun...

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    In the final episode of season 4 of the Hard Water Fishing Show 

  • Jason goes Ice sailing
  • Jeff wins the crappiest fisherman award
  • North Woods Dave and Ole join to recap the ice season, and the 22nd annual Hard Water Invitational
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    March 14, 2021 72 min

    In this episode of the Hard Water Fishing Show Jeff and Jason talk to Ben and Brett "Cat Daddy" from the Short Rod Show Podcast.  

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    In this episode Jason talks about his experience Ice Fishing and Winter Camping in the Boundary Water Canoe Area (BWCA), Jeff and North Woods Dave fish Mille Lacs in the last weekend of Walleye season in Minnesota.

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    In this episode of the Hard Water Fishing Show we talk to Ken Hirschman about building an track machine at home, and why its better than a snowmobile, 4-wheeler or UTV for ice fishing.  

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    February 12, 2021 64 min
    In this episode of the Hard Water Fishing Show
  • Jason checks out ZOINKS!
  • Ron talks about he ice road to the North West Angle
  • Dave changes his lure
  • Gear
  • Fire House tip up, works in -30 degree weather.  https://amzn.to/3aQe2yw
  • Fire House tip up, portable.  This is great for storage, but you will need a thermal to keep the ice hole from freezing over. https://amzn.to/3tPq1Fs 
  • Glow Perch Buck Shot, the go to lure for the hard water show on ...
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    In this episode of the Hard Water Fishing Show. We are excited to have Kathy Olson on the show to talk about ice fishing.

    Jeff gives a fish CPR. Jason fishes with minnow bacon. Jason goes winter camping.

     

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