Ice Fishing in Wisconsin

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If you don’t have a fish house or ice house yet, it’s time to stop by our showroom to check a couple floor plans out so you can fish comfortably. Once you do that, you have to find a great spot to fish and, if you’ve never ice fished before, learn that skill.

Places to Ice Fish

The Madison Chain, located in Dane County, features 9,800 acres of ice to fish on. You’ll get perch, bluegill, northern pike and more. Lake Koshkonong, located in Jefferson County, features 10,400 acres of fishing for walleye. Lakes Delavan and Geneva are great for walleye, bluegill and crappie. Pioneer Lake, located north of Eagle River, is good for panfish and pike. Thunder Lake, just south of Eagle River is great for crappie and northern pike.

Ice Fishing Tips

Rig a flasher with a downward-pointing transducer to find the fish in the winter. LCD displays are not reliable during cold weather. Drill several holes in an area the size of a football field and check them with the fish finder. If you don’t see any fish, move to another part of the lake and repeat. Once you find the fish, drill several holes in an area about the size of a tennis court for jigging. Jig until you find fish that are biting.

Look for sticky bottoms – these are parts of the lake that aren’t too hard or too soft, thus allowing insects to burrow. They attract hungry fish and are found in lake areas from about 15 to 30 feet deep. You may have to drill a lot of holes to find fish, but you’ll also find the biggest fish in the lake. Find sticky bottoms by clipping a weight to the jig and letting drop to the bottom. It should not bounce or dig in too deep. It should just cling to the bottom temporarily. You can also use a sonar unit or underwater cameras to find sticky bottoms.

Visit Jack Link’s Auto and RV Supercenter

Stop by our RV showroom at Jack Link’s Auto and RV Sales to walk though the 2015 True North Ice Lodge 8X20RD. This travel trailer ice house sleeps up to six people and includes a galley, fishing pole storage, access holes and a small room with a door for a portable toilet. Ice fish in comfort with this True North model.

Experience the St. Paul Sportmen’s Show

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There’s no better place to be this January than at the 2016 Sportsmen’s Show in St. Paul. Five unique shows will be bundled into one for all outdoor enthusiasts to explore. The 46th Annual Minnesota Sportmen’s Boat, Camping and Vacation Show is set to take place at the St. Paul Rivercentre this Jan. 14-17.

Show Details

The Sportmen’s Boat, Camping and Vacation Show makes seeing all of the industry’s latest and greatest outdoor supplies and vehicles easier than ever before. Tickets are just $9 for adults and $2.50 for children. The show will be open on Thursday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

What You’ll Find

This Minnesota outdoors show is an all-in-one event. Visitors can enjoy early boat show pricing, a full camping show, an outdoor equipment show, travel deals and plenty of family fun from live trout fishing to kid-friendly fishing clinics and more.

The event will feature daily seminars from fishing pros, RV displays, the Great American Duck Race and countless other activities for visitors of all ages to enjoy.

Unbeatable Deals

The 2016 Sportsmen’s Show is the best place to find unbelievable deals on boats, RVs, vacations and more. Dealerships from across the country will be bringing RVs to the event, and they don’t want to tow them back to their lots when it’s done. Come prepared to buy, and you could start the 2016 RV season off with a bang.

Come See Us

Our RV experts at Jack Link’s Auto and RV Supercenter will be bringing a wide selection of top-quality RVs to the 2016 Sportsmen’s Show in St. Paul. Log onto our website or give us a call to find out about the once-in-a-lifetime deals we’ll be offering at the event.

The 2015 Cherokee Grey Wolf Fish House

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Winter is in full swing, and there’s no better time to get out on the ice than now. The 2015 Cherokee Grey Wolf Fish House is guaranteed to make every ice fishing experience more comfortable with a long list of amenities that turn this compact RV into a vacation home on the ice. The Grey Wolf Fish House toy hauler option also means you can bring your ATV or snowmobile along for the ride.

2015 Grey Wolf Fish House Floorplans

The 2015 Grey Wolf Fish House is available in four floorplan options, so you can choose the one that best suits your needs. Whether you’re interested in sleeping areas for the kids or guests, a cozy dinette, a larger kitchen for preparing meals or even a toy hauler option, you’ll be amazed by the amount of space and conveniences the Grey Wolf offers.

Making Ice Fishing More Enjoyable

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Your entire family will want to go ice fishing when you own the 2015 Cherokee Grey Wolf Fish House. Travelers enjoy safety glass windows, large storage doors, a monitor panel, large overhead cabinets, residential-style appliances, a convertible dinette, a full dry bath, rod storage, eight ice holes, a sofa sleeper, cedar walls and everything you need to stay warm and comfortable while enjoying time on the ice.

Top-Quality Construction

The 2015 Cherokee Grey Wolf Fish House is built to last with a durable aluminum skin, v-front construction, a powder-coated rust-resistant frame, 5/8-inch tongue-and-groove plywood floor, 12-inch on average side wall studs, galvanized steel high wind bands, a front stone guard and a long list of other rugged exterior touches.

Tow It Away Today

You can tow the 2015 Cherokee Grey Wolf Fish House away from our Link RV Sales lot today. This top-quality fish house is available right now for unbeatable end-of-season pricing, so you can hit the ice without worrying about your budget.

5 Great Snowbird Destinations

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If you’re looking for a great place to park the RV for the winter, or should we say, the perfect snowbird destination, you have several to choose from. Whether you don’t want to see snow again or you think you might want to enjoy some skiing but prefer the warmer weather most of the time, the United States has five different destinations that fit the bill.

1. Mesa, Arizona

Mesa is a suburb of Phoenix, so you’re near a large city. And if you’re a Chicago Cubs fan, you’ll be near their spring training camp. Mesa is located near the Superstition Mountains and it features an amphitheater, art center, museums and more. Rents for two-bedroom apartments are some of the cheapest in the country, thus living expenses should also be on the inexpensive side.

If you prefer dry heat, which is perfect for those with arthritis, Mesa and other points in Arizona are perfect snowbird destinations for you.

2. Phoenix, Arizona

If being away from a larger city is out of the question, Phoenix, while a bit pricier than Mesa, also offers a lot for snowbirds. You’ll get a ton of sun, professional sports teams, restaurants, museums and lots of natural surroundings. You won’t be bored with tons to do for everyone.

Enjoy the local parks, including Papago Park for 7.8 acres of fishing – catfish in the summer and trout in the winter; South Mountain Park/Preserve for special events such as trail runs and the Urock Festival in November; and Roadrunner Park for tennis and more.

3. Tampa, Florida

Stay in the Tampa Bay area for access to some of the best beaches in the United States, including St. Petersburg and Clearwater beaches. You’ll also get to enjoy tons of sports teams; and if you don’t mind traveling a bit, you can see a lot of nature in the parks surrounding the area. And, there is plenty of nightlife and other things to do in the area.

Travel westward across Tampa Bay for the Gulf beaches or head east to Orlando, about 2 ½ hours away, for a day at the theme parks. If you’re in the mood for some rougher beach water for surfing, head out to the east coast. Florida is a rather narrow state, so it doesn’t take long to get from one side to the other if you’re craving some bigger waves.

4. Fort Myers Beach, Florida

If you prefer something a bit smaller than the Tampa Bay area, which is huge, head south to Fort Myers Beach. This area is a bit less expensive than the Tampa Bay area and it features white sand beaches, baseball and marinas. You’ll find many natures areas to visit for kayaking, camping in the RV or tent, and tons of beach to walk on. Visit the country club or any of the city’s recreation centers.

5. New Mexico

Instead of mentioning any certain place in New Mexico, we’ll just talk about the state. Live in the lowlands for hot, sunny weather; and when you’re ready to see some snow, head up to the mountains and the ski lodges. Albuquerque has an average of 300 days of sun every year. You could even take the Sandia Peak Tramway up the mountain for skiing when you want to see some snow. Alamogordo, which is farther south, has more warmer days than not and is also close enough to the mountains so as you can get there for a weekend ski trip.

Visit Jack Link’s Auto and RV Supercenter

If you don’t have an RV and are looking for something to spend the winter in, stop by Jack Link’s Auto and RV Supercenter to find the best way to your favorite winter destination.