Hard Water Show Ice Fishing Podcast

Hard Water Show Ice Fishing Podcast

The Best Ice Fishing Podcast On the Planet


March 9, 2024 85 mins

Jeff and Jason wrap up season the short 2023-2024 ice fishing season and season seven of the hard water fishing show. We talk about a ice fishing trip to Devils Lake hosted by Dakota Sunset Resort https://bit.ly/3NSeeBK


We are joined by guests Steve and Noah the Kid to share their thoughts on ice fishing Devils and Pelican lake in North Dakota.


Engle bait cooler bubbler https://amzn.to/4akrJTR 

Engle bait cooler combo https:/...

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In this episode of the Hard Water Fishing Show Jeff and Jason talk about ice fishing Mille Lacs in Minnesota and Iowa.  



Dakota Sunset resort, we are going to head there soon and check it out.  https://bit.ly/3NSeeBK 

A similar tip-up to the r-tek we talked about https://amzn.to/3w6uzgo

Fluorocarbon fishing line we talked about on the show, I use this to tie to a small swivel on my braid lines as a leader  https://amzn.to/3...

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January 20, 2024 95 mins

On this episode we have painter, muralist, graphic designer and Minnesota DNR Fisheries Technician Hannah Onema.  You can find all of her art here https://www.hannahanemaart.com/ 

A link to our legend sponsor Dakota Sunset Resort on the shores of Devils Lake ND https://bit.ly/3NSeeBK 

Hannah Anema (onema) is a painter, muralist, graphic designer, and crafter out of Minnesota. From a young, age her greatest p...

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On this episode of the Hard Water Fishing Show we talk to Sean and Linda from Dakota Sunset Resort located on Devils Lake in North Dakota.  For More information click the link here. https://bit.ly/3NSeeBK 

Jeff tells the story of the Tesla Cybertruck and driving the most expensive car he has ever driven a Model S Plaid. 



UV Pink Buckshot, Perch or Wonder bread https://amzn.to/47oMxro 

Tumbler https://amzn.to/3S5EI5c  


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December 23, 2023 76 mins

In this episode of the Hard Water Fishing Show Jeff & Jason talk about ice fishing early crappies. If you want to check out the video version on youtube you can check out our channel here https://bit.ly/41PIN0Z 

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December 14, 2023 83 mins

On this episode we talk about not just a ice fishing show, but the ice fishing show.  The St. Paul Ice Fishing Show.  https://bit.ly/3t24Cxa 

Mark Martin https://bit.ly/3Ts09P5 explains how to hook your spoon in this video https://bit.ly/3v0dTGL Thanks to Kail from Twin Cities Walleyes https://bit.ly/3ToKQGN for the tip.

We met Matt Klug https://virtualangling.com/angler/matt-klug/  at the show.  He was really helpful in finding a ...

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On this episode of the Hard Water Fishing Show we talk to Curt Quesnell on how to clean your catch and the upcoming ice fishing season on Lake of the Woods. You can find more of his content on You tube here https://bit.ly/3N8WhP6 


There is no handle on a perch! 

Go someplace good!


X-800 Clam Thermal - it might qualify for a tiny home https://amzn.to/3uMGWxa 

x-1200 Clam Hub - Even bigger 188 SQ FT  https://bit.ly/3uGPn...

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November 17, 2023 88 mins

On this episode on the Hard Water Fishing Show we talk about upgrading your ice gear.


More information on stuff we talked about

We talked about the Clam x-800 shack purchased by a listener.  

The new Strikemaster Power Station, looks expensive but you can use your auger batteries.  I got the Jackery 300 power station this summer and it worked great, Its an alternative that in the end is probably cheaper and better. 

A new tip up...

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November 3, 2023 92 mins

In this first episode of season 7 of the Hard Water Fishing Show Ole joins to talk about shuttles for forward facing sonar. 


Fin Gear Shuttle - This is the one that works for Ole

Fin Gear Ice Pole  - The pole that we used that worked well

Garmin Live Scope - On my wish list.

Clam X400 - New Clam shack with the big door we talked about

Freeze Armor - Keep your batteries warm.

Otter Pro - Nice shack with a big door

2B Ice Rod Case ...

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In the last episode of season 6 North Woods Dave and Ole join the show to reflect on the ice fishing season.  

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On this episode of the Hard Water Fishing Show we welcome back Curt Quesnell.  Curt is a fishing guide with NCOR guide service, longtime radio host and all around awesome fisherman.  We talk about the highlights from the season, and a long term update on fishing with Hummingbird Mega Live forward facing sonar.

You can find him at  Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CQuesnell/ or on youtube at https://www.youtube.com/@curtquesnell...

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March 25, 2023 99 mins

On this episode of the hard water fishing show Jeff & Jason are joined by Ben Blegen and Nick Schertz from the USA Ice fishing team.  For more information go to https://www.usangling.org/ 

We also catch up about our Lake of the Woods trip from early March



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March 1, 2023 74 mins

On this episode of the hard water fishing show Jeff and Jason go live on Facebook for the first time.  Brother Matt joins the show live, ice fishing from a undisclosed lake in northern Minnesota.


You can find the video version of the episode on Facebook here https://fb.watch/i_viueSfNR/ 

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February 16, 2023 63 mins

In this episode of the Hard Water Fishing Show Jeff & Jason talk about minnows. When to use them and what fish to target.


Jeff fished with Lake of the woods fishing guide Curt Quesnell from NCOR Guide Service.  Find him on

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CQuesnell 

YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_6j6ukUrSdHh_Ay3xrXQfw


Jeff used Limit Creek Rods on lake of the woods, a great alternative to ugly stick more sensitive ...

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In this episode of the Hard Water Fishing Show we talk about tip ups & downs. Steve Olson from Ice Hole Heaters is on to talk about stopping your ice hole from freezing up.

Show Notes

Links to Steve's website https://www.iceholeheater.com/ https://cabincustoms.com/ 

Clam Pin Head Minnow https://amzn.to/3X1qUrW 

Sullivan  tip down https://amzn.to/3HXabBN 

Trophy Angler Shuttle Bag, really like this so far http://bit.ly/3jvIC9a 


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January 22, 2023 59 mins

In this episode of the Hard Water Fishing Show Jason finds squishy ice conditions. Jeff fishes Mille Lacs Lake.  Listener Spencer has a legend of ice fishing on a sunny day.

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January 12, 2023 105 mins

Jason Mitchell from Jason Mitchell Outdoors joins the show to talk about ice fishing.   For more information on Jason Mitchell Outdoors go to https://www.jasonmitchelloutdoors.com/ 


Check out the official Hard Water Fishing Show website at https://www.hardwatershow.com/ 

Become a patron of the Hard Water Fishing Show at  https://patron.podbean.com/hwfs 

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December 29, 2022 73 mins

In this episode of the Hard Water Fishing Show Jeff catches some nice sunfish and Ole fishes Leech Lake recorded live.  


Show Notes

We talked a bit about underwater cameras.  Here is one that my brother in law owns, that I used in my sunfish outing https://amzn.to/3C4z4bc

A new ice rod locker I started using, to protect my fancy new tuned up custom rod https://amzn.to/3GoSMBi  I also considered this one by striker https://amzn.to...

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Jason fishes early ice at Red Lake,  Jeff fishes Mille Lacs and we interview Ryan about the St. Paul Ice Fishing Show.


More Info

A couple links to information we talked about on the show.

Fast snaps that when fishing for easy lure switching.  https://amzn.to/3v05Hmp

Yak Tracks Pro that I used to not fall on my butt on Mille Lacs.  But they should work on any lake :) https://amzn.to/3PF9rn8 

Perch talker by Lindy Lures.  One of my...

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December 5, 2022 74 mins

Jenny Anderson, Girl of 10,000 Lakes joins the show to talk about ice fishing and her ice fishing book 123 Ice Fishing.  

You can find the book on her web site 123icefishing.com , and use the code HWFS for 15% off.

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