Minnesota Darkhouse Spearing
The Minnesota winter tradition of spearing northern pike is as old
as the pine trees in the state. A large 4 ft x 6 ft hole is first cut in the ice and then
a heated darkhouse is placed over it. Live baits and
artificial decoys are then suspended below the hole to attract
pike within spearing distance. The low light levels of the darkhouse allow spear anglers to see
northern pike below them.
The trick is to try and spear the fish before it sees you. The art of
darkhouse spearing is still practiced in Brainerd, Minnesota. Give us a call and
one of our professional Brainerd Lakes
spearing guides will assist you in experiencing this ancient method of
MN Darkhouse Spearing Season
Minnesota’s spearing season starts in late November and ends the last Sunday
in February. Early season ice conditions are a key factor in planning your
trip. The Brainerd Lakes Area usually achieves “good” ice around mid December. Please call in advance to make sure
the ice thickness is favorable.
Brainerd, Minnesota Darkhouse Spearing Guide
Brainerd Guide Service
to schedule next Minnesota spearing trip!
( 218 ) 825 - 8965