On the Water

We Fish Iowa waters and share our experience with you.

First Ice Already!

Decided to take off from work early and head out to the family pond yesterday to see if it was ready for some holes.  I stopped at home and grabbed some gear and the pooch.  I arrived at the pond a few minutes later and walked out with the auger a little ways.  I punched […]


So, it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything on here. A lot of things have happened in the last year. I added another boy to the family in April, I just moved our family to a new house. I’ve been making ice jigs like crazy at night and I hope to get out on […]

Jelly Bean Ice Fishing Jig!

What a season!  What a winter!  One of the longest seasons that I’ve ever been a part of.  With as cold as some of these days have been, I haven’t always felt like going out.  Yeah, I know it’s hard to believe.  The weather hasn’t been my best ally this season.  The ups and downs […]


Another weekend of early ice is behind me.  This Friday and Saturday I spent time at ICE BLAST II down in the charming small town of Sigourney.  This event is an invite only event put on by Tom Moore.  Tom is one heck of a nice guy.  I’m not just saying that because he invited me.  I’m saying that […]


What a year!  I have never ice fished this much this early in the year.  The weather has been relentless, bone chilling cold fronts.  It looks like this trend is going to continue into the new year.  Ice is here to stay.  Last week I got the opportunity to fish a 30 acre private lake […]

Head North!

As crazy as it may seem….I’m already getting a little tired of fishing ponds.  While they are great and hold amazing fish, I crave bigger waters.  So, when my Dad called me one day while I was at work….well, you know.  Yeah, it was time to head North to the Mississippi.  As usual I awoke […]

Big Mouth Crappie!

I always feel like a kid again when first snow falls.  I want to go out and play!  I got the okay from the boss to go out for a bit.  I grabbed my things and went.  I went to a pond that was well protected from the wind.  It’s tucked in nice down in […]

What am I Thankful For? ICE

Thanksgiving First Ice!

Bring on the Ice!

Wow, I’m horrible.  My last post was in July and I didn’t even follow-up on it……  I promise to make up for it this ice season.  I have a lot planned this season and I hope the ice will be around long enough.  So, back to where I’ve been and what I’ve been doing.  Most […]

Pond Seminar July 26&27

This will be a great event for you pond owners. Seriously, if you have any questions about ponds, you won’t get a better panel of people to ask. Bob Lusk, is the editor of Pond Boss Magazine and a Bass GU-RU. Nate Herman of Herman Brothers Lake and Land Management is on the cutting edge […]