Stay Safe on the Ice!

We enjoy a day ice fishing as much as any of you; but it’s important to stay safe out there!.. Especially with the temperature increasing as we get closer to spring. Here are some tips to keep you and your family safe ice fishing:

  • Utilize the iFish App to check latest ice thickness’ reports; however always double check thickness. Especially if the weather has recently warmed up
  • Use the standard rule of not walking on anything less that 4″ & driving on anything less than 12″
  • Travel slowly while driving on ice, keep your seat belts off, have your doors unlatched so they can be open quickly in case of emergency
  • If you fall through the ice, get out of your vehicle, crawl onto the ice belly-down & use spikes to pull yourself up. Remove wet clothing & get to a warm place as soon as possible

 

iFish Magazine – Winter 2014

The iFish Magazine - Winter 2014 is now out of our hands & into yours!

This edition features:

  • 9 Must Have Ice Fishing Products
  • Tips for Winterizing Your Boat
  • Finesse Jigging Tatics
  • Chive Fishin’ Chicks
  • User Photos/Testimonies & So Much More..

Download it through the Essentials Area of your iFish App or read it FREE here!

We’re already getting started on the next magazine & constantly looking for Contributors, photos, products to review ect.. send us an e-mail (Contribute@iFishMagazine.com) or connect with us on Facebook!

Contest Time!

Each week till the end of December, starting today, the iFish Team will be giving away one weekly Holiday Prize Pack! To enter, simply open the iFish Alberta app, click the one-time contest link and enter to win. We will award one winner with some great gear each week.

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Each weekly prize pack is valued at over $150! - Open the App & Enter to win.

Latest Ice Reports Now Available!

It’s time again! Ice fishing season is upon us & we’re now offering ‘Latest Ice Reports’ in your iFish App! Utilize this great tool to let other anglers know of updated ice thickness’ and stay up to date yourself before you head out on the ice!

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Throwback Thursday ft. Tom Gruenwald

Throwback Thursday!

The legend Tom Gruenwald from TGO, Tom Gruenwald Outdoors, crappie fishing in the early 90′s! Seeing as ice fishing season is fast approaching, this photo is very fitting!

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Tom has written some wicked articles for our iFish Magazine and will be featured 3 times in the up-coming iFish Winter Magazine.

Read previous magazines here. 

Be in the iFish Magazine!

We are starting to work on our next iFish Magazine! Once again we will dedicate a couple pages to show off your Instagram fish photos! Follow us @AppsForAnglers & use #AppsForAnglers for a chance to be in the magazine!

New iFish Magazine in the Making!

Ice fishing season is right around the corner &scottblundell3we’re currently looking for Contributors for our Winter iFish Magazine! Do you have a product for us to review? A great article, photos, an iFish quote? We want to hear from you!

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Check out our latest iFish Magazines here!

To contribute or get into contact with the editors e-mail us at Contribute@ifishmagazine.com 

Buck Lake, Bragged Photo

Beauty picture of Buck Lake, bragged to us using the iFish Alberta CatchLog.

Lee & his buddies were targeting walleye using minnows

“Awesome fishing hole @ 20 feet and depth break 12 walleye with 1 keeper , 1 pike for lee 7 walleye, 1 pike for candy 3 hours fishing 21 fish average walleye length 47 Keeper was 52 Awesome way to end our boat season”

iFish Alberta Hoodies on Sale

The Alberta weather is beginning to change, some of us have already experienced snow!! Keep warm with an iFish Alberta Hoodie – now on Sale!!

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Chucking Bugs in the Name of Citizen Science

Some of us get into fishing through family or a friend; others pick it up to connect with nature or get hooked on the competitive catch and release tournament-weekend tour. A new trend emerging for anglers involves citizen science, loosely defined as the amateur or nonprofessional participation in scientific research. For over 40 years, Trout Unlimited Canada has been working to conserve, protect and restore Canada’s freshwater ecosystems and their coldwater resources for future generations. In 1998, an initiative began in Alberta to control populations of brook trout, using angler education and volunteerism, which today provides thousands of hours of angler effort for the program. To participate, anglers take a simple fish identification test followed by a supervised outing with biologists from Trout Unlimited Canada. Afterwards they are issued a research license allowing them to harvest brook and rainbow trout in select streams in the Bow and Oldman watersheds.

Realizing my chance to participate, I booked the written test, passed with flying colours and found myself electrofishing with other volunteers in the Jumpingpound Creek amidst leftover September snowfall. The experience, and subsequent research license, not only reinforces my angler responsibility to maintain and support the protection and restoration of the very resource I enjoy but to also educate myself on proper species identification. I can now identify Alberta’s trout and chars more confidently, and when in the assigned research areas, can take home an epic panfry of fish. Harvesting one species to save another can make you feel like a superhero but it also teaches you about the nature of various species within the same classification. If more anglers participate in TUC’s Stewardship License Program, aggressive fish like brook and rainbow trout will have less domination over at-risk species like bull trout and the cutthroat. To learn more visit: http://www.tucanada.org/index.asp?p=2167