Alaska ice fishing adventure led to this how-to-ice-fish article

Jackie Edwards is an editor, writer, and researcher. She and her husband are avid anglers who took their first ice fishing vacation in Alaska last year.

As Jackie told me recently, “We’re both already well versed in our hobby and thought that we could just show up with our reels, rods and spods and cast off. How wrong we were! We found out we had a lot to learn about this fascinating branch of fishing.”

When they got back from Alaska, they contributed to an interesting and informative article about ice fishing, especially good for someone just starting to fish through the ice.

I want to share that article with you today. You can read it here.

George Smith

About George Smith

George stepped down at the end of 2010 after 18 years as the executive director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine to write full time. He writes a weekly editorial page column in the Kennebec Journal and Waterville Morning Sentinel, a weekly travel column in those same newspapers (with his wife Linda), monthly columns in The Maine Sportsman magazine, two outdoor news blogs (one on his website,, and one on the website of the Bangor Daily News), and special columns for many publications and newsletters. Islandport Press published a book of George's favorite columns, "A Life Lived Outdoors" in 2014. In 2014, George also won a Maine Press Association award for writing the state's bet sports blog. In 2016, Down East Books published George's book, Maine Sporting Camps, and Islandport Press published George and his wife Linda's travel book, Take It From ME, about their favorite Maine inns and restaurants.