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Northland’s Nick Lindner shows you in rapid fire succession how he attacks first ice

BEMIDJI, Minn. (December 8, 2021) – It comes and goes usually before Christmas – first ice. That fabled period where fish remain in autumn feeding mode, and now you can stand right over their heads. The deer is processed, and you have the perfect place to gnaw on the venison jerky – from the toasty innards of a portable fish house, or maybe chewing and stretching your legs exploring on foot. Either way, there won’t be a better bite until winter’s end – last ice.

In one big brain dump, Nick Lindner shares his proven baits and tactics for maximizing the moment. In this video, he covers:

Buck-Shot Spoon

  • Multispecies lure
  • Activating the Rattles
  • Whipping to Jiggling

Glo-Shot Fire-Belly Spoon

  • Lowlight Use
  • Dark Water Killer

Buck-Shot Coffin Spoon

  • Loud and Proud
  • Pairing with a Deadstick

Forage Minnow Jig

  • Tough bites
  • Secret Trick Revealed!

Puppet Minnow

  • Draws Fish In
  • Giant Radius
  • Clear Bodies of Water
  • Multiple Actions

Rippin Shad

  • Super Loud
  • Big Profile
  • How to Work It



ABOUT Northland® Fishing Tackle

In 1975, a young Northwoods fishing guide named John Peterson started pouring jigs and tying tackle for his clients in a small remote cabin in northern Minnesota. The lures were innovative, made with high quality components, and most importantly, were catching fish when no other baits were working! Word spread like wildfire, the phone started ringing… and the Northland Fishing Tackle® brand was in hot demand! For 40 years now, John and the Northland® team have been designing, testing and perfecting an exclusive line of products that catch fish like no other brand on the market today. Manufactured in the heart of Minnesota’s finest fishing waters, Northland® is one of the country’s leading producers of premium quality jigs, live bait rigs, spinnerbaits and spoons for crappies, bluegills, perch, walleyes, bass, trout, northern pike and muskies.

ABOUT Bagley Bait Company

The personality of any company comes from its founder. Jim Bagley was an inventive, fun-loving, passionate fisherman who became one the most respected legends in the fishing tackle industry. In late 2010, Jarmo Rapala and a group of investors bought Bagley Bait Company. As an admirer of Jim Bagley for his attention to quality and of his product ingenuity and innovation, Jarmo initiated significant changes in operations, enhanced production processes and quality control. Now in 2020, Northland® Fishing Tackle, along with Jarmo as its Chief Lure Designer, maintain the legacy of creating premium balsa crankbaits and topwater lures, as well as jigs and spoons for both freshwater and saltwater anglers.


Noel Vick

Traditions Media

(612) 708-7339

Jim Edlund

Traditions Media

(612) 481-7396

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