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Expert Tips For Choosing The Best Ice Fishing Tackle

Whether at a fishing show or on the ice or through his popular daily fishing reports, Jeff Sundin commonly gets asked about the gear he uses for ice fishing. We’re excited to be able to share his answer to that question. Sundin in a veteran Minnesota fishing guide who has been voted as Best Fishing Guide in the WCCO TV Best of Minnesota viewer’s choice poll. Sundin doesn’t guide during the winter, but he is an avid ice angler and spends countless days ice fishing for walleyes, crappie, perch and more throughout the winter.

Anglers sometimes ask about the rods, reels and lines I use for ice fishing. Like with any tool, the trick is to correctly match fishing rods and reels with the task that they’ll be required to perform. Having the “latest and greatest” (typical translation: most expensive) gear isn’t always the best solution. High-end, specialized gear can offer certain tactical advantages, but sometimes there are trade-offs that go beyond cost.
Learn how one of Minnesota’s most acclaimed anglers chooses rods, reels and line for different ice fishing situations.

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