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SOMETHING NEW IS COMING TO TGO!!!!

This weekend I’m going to try something new: Providing you with live updates through our TGO Facebook and Twitter. I’ll be fishing in Saskatchewan, and–assuming I’m able to stay connected, that is–will share updates, photos, possibly even some short video clip’s to keep you informed about how the trip is going. I’m planning to be…

AVOIDING COLD FEET

As an ardent winter angler spending long periods of time on ice, one thing I won’t tolerate is cold feet. Ensuring this won’t happen begins with wearing comfortable, moisture wicking socks and quality, well insulated boots (a topic in itself for another time)–but here are some additional tips that will help as well: 1. Make…

2015: A YEAR TO REMEMBER!!

The winter 2015 will certainly go down as one of the most memorable ice fishing seasons of my life. The opportunity to take helicopters on a remarkable Rocky Mountain fly-in–and the chance to bring two of our lucky TGO, Tom Gruenwald Outdoors viewers along to fish a remote Montana cirque lake for cutthroat trout–was amazing,…

TGO WEB EXTRA: A CLOSER LOOK AT GRAYLING

This week’s episode of TGO, Tom Gruenwald Outdoors, focuses on yet another fascinating species that can be caught through the ice—arctic grayling! One of my featured guests is Jim Vashro, a retired Montana biologist and ardent ice angler, who graciously agreed to film with us and help introduce this fascinating species. I recently caught up…

A Special Message From Tom

As we prepare to air our 50th episode of TGO, Tom Gruenwald Outdoors (where it’s “ALL ICE FISHING, ALL THE TIME!”) I’d like to take a moment to acknowledge and thank everyone who has worked so hard, both on and off-camera, to make this endeavor possible over the last four years. To our gracious sponsors–HT…

Arctic Char: Just Amazing

In this week’s episode of TGO, Tom Gruenwald Outdoors, you’ll find me in search of Arctic Char in Alaska. Although this unique species may be somewhat limited in distribution, it more than makes up for this limitation with bold displays of immense beauty and power. Let’s start with beauty: The Arctic Char’s coloration varies greatly…

ICE FISHING SASKATCHEWAN: A LAND OF OPPORTUNITY!

Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of ice fishing waters throughout the North American ice fishing belt—and well beyond. I’ve fished with some of the top ice anglers in the world, seeking numerous species, in all sorts of situations and conditions–often using classic, time-proven tactics, sometimes implementing rather unconventional, nonconformist or even outright outlandish…

Tom Gruenwald Outdoors Presents

TGO fans, get excited, of all the fabulous adventures we’ve shared here on TGO, this may arguably be among the greatest of them all! This week on TGO, Tom Gruenwald Outdoors, please join me and my good friend Mike Howe as we ascend high into a remote region of the majestic Rocky Mountains surrounding gorgeous…

POLAR FIRE INTRODUCES THE HIGH PERFORMANCE PFP-5 HAND AUGER!

If you’re a “run and gun” pan fish specialist, always on the move, actively searching out tight-knit, roaming schools…and all the while wishing for a lightweight, fast cutting hand drill, it’s you the Polar Fire engineers had you in mind when designing their premium, 5” diameter auger. The combination of slightly offset, double handle grips…

Great News: Vexilar Brings Back the FL-22

Many ice anglers showed their love for Vexilar’s FL-22 when it first came onto the scene in 2012–and understandably so, as this was the first unit engineered by Vexilar specifically for shallow water use! The concept of having 10 foot ranges and a maximum depth of 60 feet made the FL-22 popular with serious ice…