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Guiding on the Lake ... a Dream Job?

Hardest working. Most reliable. Most dependable. It sounds like a truck commercial, but these are the words that people better use to describe you if you think you can earn your living as a Fishing Guide. We sat down with Dustin Larson, aka “DLars”, one of the most-respected young guides on Devils Lake to get a peek into his life as a guide and why he does it. Here is how Dustin describes his life on the water:


So, You Want to be a Fishing Guide?

“Being a fishing guide is the dream job of all dream jobs. However, there are caveats to the dream job,” explains Larson.

9 Ways to Improve Your Fish Fry

Explore how to improve your fish frying skills with our 9 easy tips. 


1 Mind your oil temperature

Oil temperature is the most important factor in a successful fish fry. Heavy metal pots like cast iron and a large quantity of oil help keep the temperature consistent through the entire process. 370° F is the target temperature. Oil temps below 350° will lead to soggy, oily fish, and oil temps above 390° can cause breading to burn.

Pro TipUsing an infrared thermometer is a great way to easily and accurately monitor oil temp. A unit like the one pictured can befound online for about $12.

ShackTalk Podcast Presented by Eskimo!

Last season, we launched our very own podcast called ShackTalk. This down-to-earth show features hosts Kyle Agre and Scotty Brewer doing what they do best - talking about ice fishing. Listen in while they discuss tips, tactics, locations and more with special guests!

ShackTalk is available on iTu...

Eskimo Announces Industry-Leading 5-Year Warranty on Power Augers

CUMBERLAND, WI – SEPTEMBER 6, 2016 - Eskimo Ice Fishing Gear has announced an industry-leading, 5-year warranty on their entire line of power ice augers effective today. Eskimo, the leader in ice fishing augers and portable shelters, offers a variety of gas and propane-powered ice augers.

Tony Aloi...

Eskimo Ice Fishing Tips

  • If you’re fishing in very shallow water or suspended crappies near the bottom of the ice - leaving slush in your holes can make fish less finicky by blocking a 'light beam' from projecting down on the fish.

    - Ryan Wieland, Eskimo Regional ...

Why are so many ice anglers making the switch to Propane

After considering the many advantages that propane offers over gasoline, the engineers at Eskimo set out on the task of developing the ultimate propane-powered ice auger. The result was the HC40, designed from the ice up to take full advantage of propane’s higher octane rating. Higher octane support...

6 Things You Should Know About the All-New EVO

The coming ice fishing season marks an evolution with the introduction of the first ever crossover shelter – the EVO by Eskimo. Industry icons have described it in many ways; “a game-changer,” “something special,” or simply “awesome.” Combining the speed and portability of a flip shelter with the sp...

BOA Sweet-Sour Stir Fry Walleye

Cooking Walleye of a fire


  • 10 lbs walleye fillets, deboned and cut into 1” chunks
  • Shore lunch of your choice (I use FM Walleye Cajun Shorelunch)
  • 2 green bell peppers
  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 2 yellow bell peppers
  • 3 large onions
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 2 cups diced carrots
  • 2 cups sugar snap peas
  • 3 Jalape...
Running & Gunning with The Lake Runner

Running and Gunning

Nothing is more abusive to ice fishing gear than big water. The conditions faced on big water environments, such as Lake of the Woods, Lake Winnipeg or the Great Lakes, can tear apart even the toughest plastic gear sleds in no time. Rough terrain, ice chunks and pressure ridges, combined with th...

Fish Boil

Boiling Fish


  • 16 sm. onions
  • 16 sm. potatoes
  • 1/2 lb. non-iodized salt, divided
  • 16 chunks white fish (7-8 lbs.)
  • 8 lemon wedges for garnish
  • 3/4 c. melted butter


Peel onions. Wash potatoes and slice a small piece off ends, but do not peel. Bring 2 gallons water to a boil in a ...

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