In this week's all-new Fish Ed TV, Jon Thelen spills some of his hardwater panfish secrets.

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0 Comments | Posted in Ice Fishing Panfish Fish Ed. By Scott Faldon

Strike detection is the often the difference between icing panfish or missing them.

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0 Comments | Posted in Ice Fishing Crappie Panfish By Scott Faldon

Panfish fans have no shortage of lures and jig strokes at their disposal for putting sunfish on ice. While trendy strategies come and go, one of the oldest and most productive combinations relies on a pair of Lindy jigs and a time-tested technique that’s especially deadly when midday ’gills play hard to catch.

The tactic is called “pounding,” and its origins trace to the early days of the Ice Fishing Revolution.

Pounding involves imparting a kicking motion to your jig without bouncing the entire lure around.

With practice, it’s easy to do. Simply twitch your wrist rapidly so the tail section of the jig — which is often dressed with a waxworm or other tipping — kicks up and down like the legs of a miniature horse kicking up its heels.

Horizontal-hanging lures shine for this presentation, particularly the Lindy Fat Boy and Ice Worm. Both are balanced so the line tie serves as the perfect pivot point for impeccable pounding.

If you’re pounding correctly, this pivot point won’t move up and down much.

You can pound a jig in place, but most time it’s more effective to gradually raise and lower the bait in the water column. Don’t use the rodtip for this, however. Instead, use your arm, keeping the angle of the rod and twitches of the wrist consist throughout the presentation’s ups and downs.

While pounding works anytime, it can be a trip-saver during the midday hours, when winter bluegills often need a little finesse.

Make no mistake, both the Fat Boy and Ice Worm work wonders with other jigging cadences as well. But that’s a story for another day. For now, polish your pounding skills and enjoy daylong bluegill action while other anglers falter.

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Shallow basin-type lakes common across much of Lindy Land are among the first fisheries to ice up — and often provide fast action for a variety of fish species.

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0 Comments | Posted in Ice Fishing Panfish Pike Walleye By Scott Faldon

Whether your idea of a good time on ice is reeling in fish while relaxing in comfort or hunting hard for the next hot bite, Lindy Land has winter fishing adventures to match.

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0 Comments | Posted in Ice Fishing Crappie Panfish Walleye Fish Ed. By Scott Faldon

If you’re in a knot about where to fish first, consider the advice of veteran guide and stalwart Lindy pro-staffer Jeff Sundin. The hard-fishing Northwoods ace says small, shallow, “first-freeze” lakes can be hotspots for broad-shouldered early ice bluegills.

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0 Comments | Posted in Ice Fishing Panfish By Deidre Mason

“We tend to think small when it comes to winter bluegill lures,” Fish Ed TV's Jon Thelen said. “But big baits also deserve a place in the arsenal.”

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Lindy Land: Fall Magic

October 9, 2015

"As much as I love the rest of the seasons, I've got a soft spot for autumn. There's just something special about this time of the year."

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0 Comments | Posted in Crappie Panfish Perch Pike Trout and Salmon Walleye By Scott Faldon

As autumn marches on, anglers across Lindy Land know the annual — and often dreaded — fall turnover can’t be far away. 

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Lindy Land: Weeds And Points

September 23, 2015

Weedlines and points were the hot properties on Lindy Land lakes recently.

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