From mid-December through February, Central and Northern Minnesota come alive with the roar of snowmobiles and the sounds of ice augers. The lakes become ice villages, complete with roads, shacks and a population of ice anglers. They are all on the ice to take advantage of walleye, northern pike and other game fish, even Eelpouts. Ice fishing is one of Minnesota’s top winter outdoors activities, and with more than 11,800 lakes, Minnesota is an ice angler’s paradise. Many of these lakes become winter vacation destinations and are home to winter resorts, ice house rental and guiding business. 


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Midwest Hunting & Fishing

Where and what to hunt and fish, that’s usually the big question on most sportsmen’s minds. Midwest Hunting & Fishing magazine has been connecting our readers to outdoor adventures all over the Midwest and beyond. Over the years our magazine has become a must have “Travel Guide” for sportsmen looking for information on the next new hunting or fishing experience. Every issue brings the reader interesting, informative and educational content on the world of the outdoors. Inside each issue you will hook up with Guides and Outfitters, new products, places to stay, reviews and even recipes for your harvest. Midwest Hunting & Fishing magazine is a unique bi-monthly magazine. Additional copies are distributed through non-profits, expos, trade shows, and are sent to soldiers overseas.