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2018 Kids on Ice

Wow, what a great Saturday.   Big thanks to our Sponsors K&E Stopper Lures, Al & Bob’s Sports, Schnitz Deli, and Joppie from the Grillin Guys for cooking.

With over 50 kids, the guys and I had a great time setting up the kids and teaching them some basics of Ice Fishing.   Even the little brothers and sisters some of them brought along had a great time.   We were able to send all our donated equipment home with future master anglers.  We even had patches for all the scouts that attended!  Any of you that missed out – stay tuned we will be planning another one in Feb 2019!    Oh, here look at all the fun!

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Youth Ice Fishing Day

Feb 10, 2018    Noon   Reeds Lake  744 Lakeside Drive, East Grand Rapids, MI

Fishing at 42.949177, -85.608602     Map

Join the MI Ice Guys as we host members of several scout troops and other interested youths. All youths must be accompanied by a parent or grandparent. Please dress them to be warm and dry. We will have equipment for those that do not have their own. Snacks and Hot Dogs will be provided on the ice. FREE

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D&R Sports Ice Show 2017

FREE ADMISSION! Two days of free seminars by champion pro ice anglers and factory reps on hand to answer all of your questions.

  • Saturday December 2nd 10am – 4pm
  • Sunday December 3 10am – 4 pm

See the latest in fish finders and underwater cameras by: Vexilar, Humminbird, Marcum, and Showdown. Check out the latest in high tech clothing from Clam, Frabill, and Striker. All of the hottest ice lures by: Akara, Clam, Fiskas, Hali, Scandia, Northland, and many more!

Seminar Schedule:

Saturday December 2nd, 2017

  • 10:00 a.m. – Chas Thompson
  • 11:30 a.m. – Ross Robertson
  • 1:00 p.m. – Brandon Stanton
  • 2:30 p.m. – Jake Romanack

Sunday December 3rd, 2017

  • 11:00 a.m. – Brandon Stanton
  • 12:30 p.m. – Chas Thompson
  • 2:00 p.m. – Dave Slager

Gun Lake Tournament

2017 World Championships announced

24. – 27.February 2017
Rīga, Latvia

Stay tuned for more details . . .

November 2015

Gearing Up for Ice!

Most of us have enjoyed this last little blast of warm weather.  We’ve gotten out mowed the lawn for the last time, raked leaves, stored the boat and got things ready for winter.  However reality is coming soon with colder weather and eventually snow and ice.

Cadillac Group A 001This in-between time is a great time to get out the ice gear and get things ready to go.  Put new line on the rods, check your selection of ice jigs, you know you could always use more.  Make sure the batteries in your electronics are charged up and ready to go.  Don’t forget to check the blades on your auger, maybe it’s time for a new set.  Be sure to have all of your accessories on hand too.  You’ll need a skimmer or two, maybe a spud, plus boot cleats and ice picks going across early ice with little to no snow are always a good idea.

In closing, the anticipation for many ice anglers is really starting to build and we can’t wait to get out there and start fishing.  Most important remember to be safe on the ice, especially early ice.   First ice can be a tricky time of year, so be sure to take extra steps to insure your safety.  Such as fish with a buddy, let someone know where you’re going and when you’ll be back,  taking along a life jacket, rope and ice picks is never a bad idea.  Be safe and good fishing this ice season!


2015 Al & Bob’s Ice Night

December 3rd  5-8pm join Steph and Chas at Al & Bob’s Sports on Division in Grand Rapids for the first of many Ice Seminars.    Scott DeVries promises all kinds of deals on ice fishing equipment.    Enjoy special food and beverage offerings from Schmohz and The Grillin Guys, while you learn some of the tricks that the guys use fishing here in Michigan and in the World Championships in Europe.


Al & bobs Ice Flier 2015

Summer Heat

Just got word, Ice Night at Al & Bob’s Sports will be December 3rd. Mark your calendars.

Also remember to take some notes with your gps on the structure you find summer fishing. There are some great gps apps available for your smartphone.

Fish Fri Friday’s

If you have not heard, the MI Ice Guys have been named members of the USA Ice Team. They will be traveling to to Kuopio, Finland to compete in the World Ice Fishing Championships XII. Steph, Chas, Anthony, Chad and their team mates will be competing against other national teams from around the world.

As you can imagine this trip does not come cheap. Someone said let’s have a fish fry! Schmohz Brewery on Patterson will be hosting Fish Frys every Friday in February and March. Come in from 5-8pm and get a basket of fish and fries for $10 to support the guys as they travel to show the world the skills of our Michigan Hardwater Anglers.

If you can’t join us for the fish frys but would like to support the guys, we have created a Special Private Site where you can support the guys and get access to the private media feed that the guys will be posting to during the adventure to WIFC XII


If you are a regular podcast listener, you know that the MI Ice Guys are going to the World Ice Fishing Championships.   If you would like to stay up to date on the adventure, we have setup a page where you can support us on our quest for the gold.  Visit and contribute to gain access to a private feed for supporters of the MI Ice Guys.    We will be posting photos, videos and stories during the adventure to Kupio, Finland!


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