A chill is in the air, and in a matter of weeks, ice will begin its annual coverage of inland lakes and the Great Lakes. While we wait for safe ice conditions, we can review tips, the latest gear, tents, and sleds and find new destinations to check out for ice fishing opportunities.
We found these top ten channels and key ice fishing videos. This collection has some of the most viewed and highly rated YouTube channels that cover ice fishing in the Great Lakes, Minnesota, the Dakotas, and the Northeastern United States.
Tom is a Minnesota fisherman with over 50,000 subscribers for the Tom Boley YouTube Channel. His video, “#1 Way To Catch More Fish Ice Fishing,” is the number one search result for ice fishing. He covers a strategy on how to be just as mobile on the ice with an ATV as you are with a boat.
Carl and Alex
Sometimes the best tips for ice fishing come from fishermen outside the Great Lakes. Carl and Alex are brothers from the UK. They launched their fishing channel in 2013 and it now has over 250,000 subscribers. They review the pike opportunities in Sweden.
Chris Bulaw is a fisherman who can find the best spots from Canada to the Caribbean. With over 195,000 subscribers, a lot of folks like to tune into his videos. His video for ice fishing in Lake Erie is currently the #2 search result in the world.
Eric Haataja is a Wisconsin television show host of North American Fisherman and host of Big Fish 365. When he isn’t producing videos or hosting fishing shows, he is a full-time Wisconsin fishing guide and holds the IGFA World Record Brown Trout title. With over 49,000 subscribers, his YouTube channel has raked in over 54 million views.
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Great Lakes Fly & Outdoors
This YouTube Channel is still growing but his how-to video for catching trout through the ice is in the top three videos for ice fishing. Great Lakes Fly & Outdoors covers unique fishing techniques and methods that are outside the norm.
Murda is a Minnesota fisherwoman who really knows how to bring in fish for just about any weather condition. Her FishN More Channel has over 49,000 subscribers and almost 6 million views. This video is one of the first I’ve seen for the 2020-2021 winter season. First, new ice is tricky, and she gives some tips of the trade.
This channel is one of the larger fishing channels with over 1.4 million subscribers and 348 million views. Huge. The 1Rod1ReelFishing videos feature fishing spots all over the United States but concentrate on the Northeast.
As the name implies, this channel covers the upper Midwest. With over 15,000 inland lakes, Minnesota has some of the first iced-over lakes in the US. MinnDak Outdoors is among those fishing channels that are already posting content this winter for their 143,000 subscribers.
Kaiden Fletcher is from Saskatchewan, Canada. The KJF Fishing is an emerging channel with only about 1,400 subscribers but has some of the highest ranked ice fishing videos around. He covers using the latest gear and offers some tips.
Our final channel has been around for the past five years and has over 30,000 subscribers. AnglingBuzz covers technique and gear directly tuned to the species your after. We found its video on how to go after whitefish through the ice one of the most informative videos we have found.
Your Homework On Fishing Videos
With thousands of ice fishing and related techniques and gear, I’m sure we missed some great local content. If you have a suggestion for a video to add, let us know in the comments below, and we will consider adding it in a future update