Want Walleyes Right Now? Use Spinners

June 22, 2015 by  
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Want Walleyes Right Now? Use Spinners

As the water warms and we get into the heat of summer, most predator fish will be feeding aggressively.  Walleyes will be eating whatever they can find.  A very effective way to catch walleyes is with a spinner rigged with a nightcrawler.  Here’s how you get started. Spinners are the preferred presentation of many walleye […]

Give the Fish What They Want

October 14, 2014 by  
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Give the Fish What They Want

by Bob Jensen I went fishing last week.  The open water season is winding down, but there is still plenty of time to get out.  One word of advice:  Prepare for chilly weather.  One day last week when we hit the water, the air temp was thirty four degrees at eight o’clock in the morning, […]

A Smorgasbord of Fall Fishing

A Smorgasbord of Fall Fishing

By Bob Jensen My recent fishing trips have reminded me of how productive fall fishing can be, and they have also reminded me of how active so many species of fish are at this time of year.  In the spring, some fish get active early, shortly after ice-out, while others don’t start eating until the […]

Night-Bite Walleyes

September 2, 2014 by  
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Night-Bite Walleyes

by Bob Jensen If you want to catch a big walleye, fall is a time when your odds of doing so are probably the best.  Spring can provide an opportunity to take a trophy, but the season is closed in many areas of walleye country.  For many walleyes chasers, autumn is the most consistent producer […]

Keep it Simple for More Fish

Keep it Simple for More Fish

by Bob Jensen Fishing is different things to different people.  Some folks like to consider every aspect of why a fish was caught on a certain bait, was in a particular location at that time, and why that fish decided to bite just then.  That’s great.  Curious anglers catch lots of fish and often are […]

Planer Boards: Not Just for Walleyes

Planer Boards: Not Just for Walleyes

By Bob Jensen Planer boards have been a part of many a walleye anglers’ arsenal for a long time.  Salmon and trout anglers also employ boards frequently.  Planer boards do so many good things when a trolling presentation is called for.  They enable an angler to get lines and baits out away from the boat, […]

Summer Action Over and Around the Weeds

Summer Action Over and Around the Weeds

by Bob Jensen As summer progresses, the various vegetation in the lakes becomes a big factor in our fishing.  The different types of vegetation that live in the lakes will be home to a variety of fish species.  Some weeds will be in the shallow water, others will be deeper.  Almost wherever you fish in […]

Catching Pressured Walleyes

June 16, 2014 by  
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Catching Pressured Walleyes

by Bob Jensen I was in central Minnesota last week fishing with my friend Mike Frisch.  Mike is an outstanding angler for a variety of fish, but on this trip we were after walleyes.  So were dozens and dozens of other anglers on the lake we were on.  Word was out that the walleyes on […]

A Game Plan for Summer Walleyes

June 2, 2014 by  
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A Game Plan for Summer Walleyes

by Bob Jensen  The summer of 2014 has finally arrived.  Lots and lots of anglers are taking to the water in search of their favorite fish, and for many of those anglers, their favorite fish is that guy with the eyes that glow, the walleye.  In most areas, walleyes are done spawning and are setting […]

Key Tips for Catching More Fish This Season

Key Tips for Catching More Fish This Season

by Bob Jensen  It’s the beginning of yet another open water fishing season and anglers have high expectations for fishing over the next few months.  Many have new rods, reels or lures that they’re anxious to try, and some have new or new-to-them boats, motors, depth finders and electric motors.  Some of the products that […]

Crankin’ Up More Fish

Crankin’ Up More Fish

by Bob Jensen   This morning there were two inches of new snow on the ground.  Winter doesn’t want to let go, but like it or not, winter is going away.  When it does, I’m going fishing.   And I’m going to be using a bait that many anglers don’t use early in the year.  I’m […]

Rod Selections for Open Water Fishing

Rod Selections for Open Water Fishing

by Bob Jensen This is the time of year when many of us start thinking about new equipment for open water fishing.  A lot of anglers are visiting sporting goods stores to look at the options in fishing rods.  It’s good to go to a store that has a wide selection of rods so you […]

Fishing 2013 – A Look Back

December 23, 2013 by  
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Fishing 2013 – A Look Back

by Bob Jensen As the 2014 fishing season gets closer, now is a good time to look back at the 2013 fishing season.  I get to travel quite a bit in my fishing and I always enjoy reliving those travels and fishing trips.  This past year was a busy one, and many of my trips […]

Tweaking Big Lake Tactics for Teensier Water ‘Eyes

May 31, 2013 by  
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Tweaking Big Lake Tactics for Teensier Water ‘Eyes

Pulling leadcore in small lakes is probably the most overlooked method of them all

SHALLOW WATER WALLEYES

May 31, 2013 by  
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SHALLOW WATER WALLEYES

Crankbaits, slip-bobber rigs, live bait rigs, they’ll all catch shallow walleyes. But the folks who catch walleyes most regularly are probably throwing a jig tipped with either a minnow or plastic.

FISHING SEASON REMINDERS

FISHING SEASON REMINDERS

Last of all: Do what you can to make this a safe and pleasant fishing season. Drive carefully and be patient at the boat ramp. If someone is having some trouble loading or unloading their boat, ask if you can help.

Hot Patterns for Cool Walleyes

May 12, 2013 by  
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Hot Patterns for Cool Walleyes

When the water never really does warm up and the patterns don’t change much… watch out. Great fishing lies ahead.

Slip Floats In Weeds

May 12, 2013 by  
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Slip Floats In Weeds

Bohn has quite possibly caught more walleyes with slip floats than any man alive, and it’s just as much fun for him today

Walleye Opener – Minnesota ‘Eyes in Shallow Water

May 8, 2013 by  
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Walleye Opener – Minnesota ‘Eyes in Shallow Water

When cold weather lingers, walleyes stay shallow and we often target them at night

No-Fail Early Season Walleye Locations

April 29, 2013 by  
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No-Fail Early Season Walleye Locations

Often that means focusing your efforts on a productive combination of water depth and some form of structural, fish-holding subtlety such as a transition in bottom composition or a small, flat shelf adorning an otherwise sharp drop-off.

CATCH FISH THAT ARE HITTIN’ AND SPITTIN’

April 15, 2013 by  
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CATCH FISH THAT ARE HITTIN’ AND SPITTIN’

Let’s say we’re jigging for walleyes and we’re getting them to eat the jig, but they’re spitting it right back out.

Slip Floats And Dark-Side Walleyes

April 10, 2013 by  
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Slip Floats And Dark-Side Walleyes

Spring through early summer, a slip-float rig is the way to go at night, and few anglers know more about it than Wisconsin walleye guide Greg Bohn.

The Right Net For Walleye

April 8, 2013 by  
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The Right Net For Walleye

Few people have invested more thought and consideration to nets than professional angler Ted Takasaki, International Freshwater Hall of Fame legendary angler and winner of the 2012 South Dakota Governor’s Cup

JIGS FOR WALLEYES

April 4, 2013 by  
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JIGS FOR WALLEYES

There are several things you need to consider if you’re going to be a successful jigger.

Skinny Water Walleyes

March 3, 2013 by  
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Skinny Water Walleyes

With these really shallow fish, you almost have to cast to the fish and there is nothing better than a jig because jigs only have one hook. Most of the time, you have to slide into spots and slip the jig up into this shallow water without making a lot of commotion.

WALLEYES IN RIVERS RIGHT NOW

February 11, 2013 by  
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WALLEYES IN RIVERS RIGHT NOW

Almost all of our open water walleye fishing this time of year will be within a couple miles of a dam.

Fall Crankbait Fishing for Giant Walleyes

August 20, 2012 by  
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Fall Crankbait Fishing for Giant Walleyes

With Jason Mitchell The fact that walleye fishing is good come fall is no secret.  Realistically one of the best times of year for seeing solid patterns develops with great fishing.  Big fish are often fairly easy to target with some consistency.  Despite how good the fishing is late in the open water season, there […]

Key to Catching Big Walleyes

August 14, 2012 by  
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Key to Catching Big Walleyes

by Bob Jensen A very basic yet often overlooked principle of fishing is that you’ve got to put your bait near a fish if you want to catch a fish.  So often we spend too much time thinking about lure shape or lure color or lure size or how fast our lure is moving, when, […]

How to Catch Big Walleyes

July 17, 2012 by  
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How to Catch Big Walleyes

By Dennis Foster I know this may sound counterintuitive as much of the time we are happy just to find the elusive buggers and simply take what they give us.  If you want to up your game a bit and try to weed out the smaller eater sized fish and specifically focus your efforts on […]

Walleye Crankbait Article

July 2, 2012 by  
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Walleye Crankbait Article

With Jason Mitchell Catching more walleyes on crankbaits sometimes boils down to having a system or program in the boat that enables you to keep the lures in the water in front of fish.  When you have a system in place that enables you to hustle and keep lures in the water and also enables […]

Slip Bobber Fishing

April 30, 2012 by  
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Slip Bobber Fishing

By Jason Mitchell As a guide, I believed that the most effective game plans just kept walleye fishing straight forward and simple.  There are plenty of folks in this business who try to make fishing really complicated and you can make fishing akin to rocket science if you wish… I however made a living as […]

Walleye Fishing – The Big Bite

March 5, 2012 by  
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Walleye Fishing – The Big Bite

By Nick Simonson And….nothing.  I ripped the glow-red spoon upward and it went…nowhere. It was a sensation I hadn’t experienced in quite a while, having spent a majority of the past few winters searching lakes across the upper Midwest for slab crappies and bull bluegills. But on this, the last weekend of the Minnesota walleye […]

Winter Current Walleye Fishing

January 9, 2012 by  
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Winter Current Walleye Fishing

By Nick Simonson My prediction from last month – that winter would eventually get colder – was way off; so much for making the safe bet. The ice in most areas hasn’t grown much, and with unprecedented January temperatures crossing the 50- and 60-degree barriers across the upper Midwest in recent days, it has receded […]

Fresh Live Bait

August 1, 2011 by  
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Fresh Live Bait

by Bob Jensen Fish in the summertime can be a finicky bunch. Some days they want a crankbait moved quickly halfway between the surface and the bottom, other days they want a jig tipped with soft bait bounced aggressively right on the bottom. And then there are the days when they want something worked very […]

Fishing Mudlines

June 22, 2011 by  
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Fishing Mudlines

By Jason Mitchell Wind and chop on the water often makes or breaks walleye fishing success. As wind directions and velocities change through the course of a day, adapting to the opportunities created by wind requires some flexibility. Mid summer often finds extended periods of stable weather with varying wind. One of the top patterns […]

Fishing Walleyes on Flats

May 2, 2011 by  
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Fishing Walleyes on Flats

By Jason Mitchell If there is one spot, one pattern that is capable of producing a lot of walleyes for us each season early in the summer, my vote would go to large shallow flats that protrude to deep water.  Shallow is relative along with deep but what we are looking for are flats that […]

Early Season Fishing Success

April 11, 2011 by  
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Early Season Fishing Success

By Bob Jensen More and more, anglers are getting on and in the water. Some folks are fishing from boats, some are wading, and some are fishing from docks or shore. Some anglers are catching fish, some aren’t catching too much. If you want to catch more fish early in the fishing season, following are […]

Long Lines for Spring Walleye

March 30, 2011 by  
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Long Lines for Spring Walleye

By Jason Mitchell Over the years, an incredibly effective tactic for us is to long line a light jig or split shot rig through shallow water.  In states where we could use two rods in particular, we often used the long line rig on the extra rod in the rod holder.  There are probably several […]

Early River Walleyes

March 29, 2011 by  
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Early River Walleyes

By Bob Jensen Across the Midwest, March and April mean one thing to most walleye anglers: Rivers! In some states, walleye season doesn’t open until early to mid-May. If you want to go fishing for walleyes, you need to go to a border river where walleye season is continuous. In other regions, the lakes are […]

Shallow Water Fishing

February 22, 2011 by  
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Shallow Water Fishing

By Jason Mitchell The fact that shallow water fishing is productive during the early part of the open water season is no secret.  This general pattern is fairly universal with both warm water and cool water fish that spawn in the spring.  Whether the targeted species is bass, walleyes, northern pike or even pan fish, […]

Spring Walleyes

February 2, 2011 by  
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Spring Walleyes

By Jason Mitchell So often when targeting big walleyes early in the season, less is more.  The most productive techniques are often simple and subtle.  On natural lakes in particular, we often find fish shallow, relating to the shoreline.  Good locations might include protected shallow bays or shallow gravel and sand flats that warm up […]

Understanding Walleyes

April 30, 2010 by  
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Understanding Walleyes

Things to Think about while Wishing for Walleyes Surefire walleye techniques that’ll be served hot in my boat this spring and summer. By Brian “Bro” Brosdahl It’s early in the season. The labor of spawning is a fling of the past – the breeders are well rested. Water temps are in that magical range – […]

Horizontal Jigging

Horizontal Jigging

By Nick Simonson Have you ever watched the way minnows move? When I was in Grand Forks, N.D. attending “The School that Shall Not Be Named” I had multiple chances to jump the Red River into East Grand Forks, Minn., and watch as trout, bass and pike preyed upon minnows that the staff had dumped […]

Bobber Fishing Tips for the Spring

April 8, 2010 by  
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Bobber Fishing Tips for the Spring

The Ultimate Live Bait Rigging Solution? By Tony Roach with Doc Samson In the “Roach world” pretty much everything revolves around convincing walleyes and other fish to bite. Even when I’m not in the boat doing what I need to do to make that happen, I just can’t stop my mind from swimming around different […]

Shallow Walleye Fishing Tips

April 8, 2010 by  
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Shallow Walleye Fishing Tips

By Jason Mitchell If the weather is stable, walleyes can often be found in shallow water during spring and early summer… shallow being less than ten feet. Obviously, every fishery is different, not to mention a multitude of factors like forage or weather can relocate fish. During May and June however on many bodies of […]

Walleyes and Water Temps

April 1, 2010 by  
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Walleyes and Water Temps

By Jason Mitchell Factors like water temperature and wind seem increasingly important during spring. Often, the most important piece of equipment is a temperature gauge as activity often revolves around water temperature. A temperature gauge also enables an angler to gauge the influence of wind. Water temperature is relative in the sense that there is […]

Fishing Diary

Fishing Diary

By Nick Simonson There have been a lot of changes in my life over the past five years. I’ve lived in two states and three towns and have had six different jobs, with this one being the most consistent. In that time I’ve fished over 60 lakes and rivers, gaining some level of familiarity with […]

Catch and Release Fishing

Catch and Release Fishing

‘Swimming Pools’ for Fish A Little Advice on Caring for Your Catch By Tony Roach Have you ever caught the same fish twice in a single day? How about the same fish two or three times inside a week? I’ll bet many of you have. Even on a massive fish factory like Mille Lacs in […]

Building Fish Habitat

January 20, 2010 by  
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Building Fish Habitat

By Doug Leier More than 40 years ago the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, in an effort to create structure for fish and create artificial habitat within Heart Butte Dam (Lake Tschida) in Grant County, sunk some old car bodies into the reservoir. As you might expect, the practice of using car bodies for […]

Live Bait Rig Fishing

November 10, 2009 by  
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Live Bait Rig Fishing

Walleye fishing icons Gary Roach and Doc Samson won’t be giving up live bait anytime soon By Ted Pilgrim Livebait is back, baby. You better believe it. Despite the buzz about plastics, the reality is, walleyes eat live bait. Period. In the end, all artificial lures lack two potent, inimitable ingredients: organic random movement and […]

Raising Nightcrawlers off the Bottom

October 20, 2009 by  
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Raising Nightcrawlers off the Bottom

‘Nightcrawler Secrets’ Revisited By Ted Pilgrim with Tom Neustrom “Never before have I asked you, or anyone, to keep an angling secret. I’m going to break this rule now and ask you point-blank NOT to pass on this information. It is much too deadly, it took many years to accumulate, and it’s worth too much […]

Learning Crawler Rigs and Roach Rigs on Walleyes

October 20, 2009 by  
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Learning Crawler Rigs and Roach Rigs on Walleyes

Please Pass the Meat…the Fresh Stuff Walleye fishing icons Gary Roach and Doc Samson won’t be giving up live bait anytime soon By Ted Pilgrim Livebait is back, baby. You better believe it. Despite the buzz about plastics, the reality is, walleyes eat live bait. Period. In the end, all artificial lures lack two potent, […]

Walleyes and the Wind

February 23, 2009 by  
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Walleyes and the Wind

By Jason Mitchell The affect of wind on walleye is almost cliché.  Follow the wind or fish the windy shore.  Wind stacks up baitfish and then the walleye follow.  The reality is however that this cliché is only right half the time so this theory is just another half truth.  There are so many scenarios […]

Trolling the Night Bite for Walleyes

February 23, 2009 by  
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Trolling the Night Bite for Walleyes

By PJ Maguire   There are a lot of theories in walleye circles about when the peak feeding time is for walleyes throughout the year. It’s well documented that walleyes with their cloudy, marble eyes were designed to prey on baitfish in low-light conditions. So with that being said you’d expect the peak to often […]

Walleye Trolling Concepts

February 23, 2009 by  
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Walleye Trolling Concepts

By Jason Mitchell Regardless of whether you look for walleye in a river, lake or reservoir, trolling crank baits are incredibly effective come mid to late summer.  The reasons that trolling can be so effective stem from the fact that fish will generally pull out into areas that are easy to troll.  When fish suspend […]

Trolling for Walleyes

February 23, 2009 by  
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Trolling for Walleyes

By Chris Hustad This is a 2-part series on a beginners guide to trolling for walleyes. Also see the 2nd part of the series – Walleye Trolling Boards and Trolling Deep My newest passion in walleye fishing the past couple years has been trolling. I will admit it, I flat out love trolling for walleyes. […]

Walleye Trolling Boards & Trolling Deep for Walleyes

February 23, 2009 by  
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Walleye Trolling Boards & Trolling Deep for Walleyes

By Chris Hustad This is a second part of a 2-part series on a beginners guide to trolling for walleyes. Also see the 1st part of the series – Trolling for Walleyes I  am a big fan of planer boards for walleyes, but it wasn’t always this way. My first time using planer boards was […]

Fishing Leadcore

February 23, 2009 by  
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Fishing Leadcore

By Jason Mitchell Over the past ten years, trolling with lead core line has gained in popularity amongst the walleye crowd. Lead core enables anglers to put any crankbait in the tackle box in front of fish regardless of how deep. This in itself is a huge advantage but you can also accomplish the same […]

Suspended Walleyes & Slip Bobbers

February 23, 2009 by  
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Suspended Walleyes & Slip Bobbers

By Jason Mitchell Walleye suspend an awful lot, much more I bet than most anglers want to imagine. I say, “want to imagine,” because many anglers do in fact hate the idea of fishing in “no man’s land.” That is off the bottom. The bottom is such a nice constant, something so definite. When we […]

Walleye River Fishing Tips

February 23, 2009 by  
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Walleye River Fishing Tips

By Bill Ortiz With all of the tools available now to the modern walleye angler, one of the oldest and most effective tools for catching walleye on rivers early in the year continues to be a good anchor. What surprises me is how many fishing rigs don’t even have anchors or at least anchors that […]

Fine Tuning Your Boat Control

February 23, 2009 by  
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Fine Tuning Your Boat Control

By Sheldon Meidinger Easily keeping the boat on a small spot for most of the day can help anglers catch just about any kind of fish from bass and sunfish to musky and walleye. The greatest evolution on boat control however, has been in walleye fishing applications. From reservoirs and natural lakes to rivers and […]

River Walleyes on Plastics

February 23, 2009 by  
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River Walleyes on Plastics

By Troy Morris Plastics have really made an impact on river walleye fishing. Plastics allow anglers to change shapes, colors and size with an ease that cannot be accomplished with the traditional minnow or shiner. Jigs tipped with a plastic body often shine in river fishing conditions for a variety of reasons. First off, the […]

It’s About the Little Things

February 23, 2009 by  
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It’s About the Little Things

Our Outdoors Nick Simonson   It’s the little things in life that matter; a couple bluegills on the flyrod to pass a sunny afternoon at the lake or a few golden walleye fillets sizzling in the frying pan for an evening meal. And it is these little things that make angling so much fun. Getting […]

Walleyes – You Gotta Love ‘Em

February 23, 2009 by  
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Walleyes – You Gotta Love ‘Em

By Chris Hustad Versatility – that’s what makes walleye fishing so unique. Over the course of the open water season in the upper Midwest, I will typically fish for walleyes, pike, musky, smallmouth & largemouth bass, catfish, crappies, and a whole assortment of other species by accident. When I think about fishing for panfish, smallies […]

Spring River Walleye Fishing

February 23, 2009 by  
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Spring River Walleye Fishing

Our Outdoors Nick Simonson Spring in the upper Midwest is unpredictable; seventy-two and sunny one weekend, twenty-seven and snowing the next. However, there is one thing about spring that is a given; fish will go through the same process in preparation to beget more fish. It is during this time of year – the prespawn […]

Spinner Rigs

February 23, 2009 by  
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Spinner Rigs

By Ted Takasaki and Scott Richardson   You can’t beat live bait…or can you? There is a presentation that combines both the natural scent, look and feel of live bait and the flash and attraction of a lure. Spinner rigs offer the best of both worlds and they work especially well on many different lakes […]

Walleyes in the Weeds

February 23, 2009 by  
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Walleyes in the Weeds

By PJ Maguire   The lake that I fish the most is not what you would classify as a “traditional” walleye lake. The lake does not contain any mud flats or rocky points. It is a weedy lake, and the walleyes are weed walleyes. I have found that cabbage flats that are ten to fourteen […]

Weight Forward Spinners

February 23, 2009 by  
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Weight Forward Spinners

By Lindy Fishing Tackle The dramatic comeback of Lake Erie walleye fishing has brought widespread attention to a lure that’s been around for a long time, the weight forward spinner. The weight forward spinner is basically a chunk of lead with a shafted spinner and a trailing hook. It is generally fished with a live […]

Jig Fishing Tips

February 23, 2009 by  
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Jig Fishing Tips

By Lindy Fishing Tackle   The leadhead jig is probably the most universal of artificial lures. Originally used for saltwater species, the jigging method became a freshwater angling “revolution” in the 1950’s and early 1960’s. Anglers soon discovered that jigs take all inland sport fish, especially walleyes, crappies, and bass. Even with today’s assortment of […]

Lindy Rigs – Everything You Need to Know

February 23, 2009 by  
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Lindy Rigs – Everything You Need to Know

Lindy Fishing Tackle Lindy Rigging revolutionized live bait fishing in the 1960’s and is still one of the most popular and productive methods for taking walleyes throughout the country. Lindy Rigs can take panfish, walleyes, bass, northern pike, trout and any bottom feeding fish wherever they are–in natural lakes, man-made reservoirs, rivers and streams. With […]

Shallow Water Walleyes…in 100-Degree Heat

February 23, 2009 by  
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Shallow Water Walleyes…in 100-Degree Heat

By Chris Hustad Scenario: It’s the end of June, almost 100 degrees and high humidity…what do you do? Well, I would say it all depends on the lake and the ecosystem in place. I would assume most walleye anglers would’ve been seeking out the deeper breaks looking for baitfish off deep ledges and humps. In […]

Suspended Walleyes

February 23, 2009 by  
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Suspended Walleyes

By Chris Hustad Scenario: You wake up and spend all morning working deep or shallow water walleyes off structure, humps, points and breaks. The results…nothing. While the graph is showing a few spotty fish here and there off the bottom, you move on trying to work another piece of structure in search of fish. The […]

Walleye Recipes

February 21, 2009 by  
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Walleye Recipes

Here’s some favorite walleye recipes of ours. Broiled Walleye Recipe : 2 lbs of Walleye fillets Cut fillets into about 1/2″ strips 4-5 Tablespoons of Lemon Juice 3-4 Garlic cloves, minced 3 Tablespoons of Soy Oil 3 1/2 Tablespoons White Wine 3 pinches of fresh chopped sweet Basil Salt & Pepper to Taste Blend all […]

Tips for Spring Walleyes in Minnesota

February 21, 2009 by  
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Tips for Spring Walleyes in Minnesota

By Eric Hustad I can always tell when winter is coming to an end because I put another new tackle box together. I spend hours figuring out inventory, and deciding what I need for the upcoming spring. Don’t forget the time spent checking out the latest in new fishing lures at the sporting goods stores. I […]

10 Steps to Better Jigging

February 21, 2009 by  
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10 Steps to Better Jigging

By Ted Takasaki   Most anglers believe that they know all about jigs just because jigs have been around ever since man first pinched lead shot on a hook. But, that’s just not so. Jigging basics may seem simple enough and mastering the fundamental of jigging technique can mean the difference between catching fish and […]

Matching Floats for Slip Bobber Fishing

February 21, 2009 by  
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Matching Floats for Slip Bobber Fishing

From Lindy Fishing Tackle There are a lot of opportunities at slip bobber fishing, and this method can be used for a lot of fish species. Thill® has done a lot with their bobbers, or they call, “floats” to increase your fishing success. These aren’t the bobbers of yesterday, and we’ve come a long ways […]

Fishing Deepwater Crankbaits

February 21, 2009 by  
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Fishing Deepwater Crankbaits

Lindy Tackle Team The Lindy Tackle team has put together some tips to help you target and effectively use crankbaits in deepwater situations. On Deep Mud Flats:   Many of the country’s reservoirs contain large mud flats. Walleyes will inhabit these flats, especially when insect hatches are coming off the mud. When it’s calm, the […]

No Snag Secrets to Lindy Rigging

February 20, 2009 by  
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No Snag Secrets to Lindy Rigging

By Ron Lindner – Use a lighter line from the swivel to the hook, preferably 2-4lb less than the main line on your reel. – Because of the unique cam action, you may feel some resistance, much like an increasing pressure. Usually a sharp tight-line yank will pull it free–or set the hook on a […]

Extra Hooks Bring the Sting

Extra Hooks Bring the Sting

Our Outdoors Nick Simonson     In one of the best Simpsons episodes, Moe uses a punch-absorbing Homer to relive his glory days as a boxer. But when Homer ends up having to fight the heavyweight champion, the all too Tyson-like Drederick Tatum, Moe searches through his bag of tricks to find the weapon that […]

Free Fishing Log – Printable Fishing Log

Free Fishing Log – Printable Fishing Log

Our Outdoors Nick Simonson “Putting together the fishing pieces of the puzzle” Fishing, no matter how good a person gets at it, is still the grandest puzzle of all. There are so many elements that have to be put into place such as weather, season, bait, lures, and so on. When looked at in hindsight, […]

Fast & Easy Fish Cleaning Tips for Walleye, Perch, and Panfish

Fast & Easy Fish Cleaning Tips for Walleye, Perch, and Panfish

By Chris Hustad The fish cleaning techniques described here are nothing new, and is mainly intended for beginners. This process takes about a minute for each fish, depending on experience. The example shown is using a walleye, but can work all the same on perch, crappies and bluegills. On those crappies, you DO NOT need to […]

Fishing Deepwater Crankbaits

January 31, 2009 by  
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Fishing Deepwater Crankbaits

Lindy Tackle Team The Lindy Tackle team has put together some tips to help you target and effectively use crankbaits in deepwater situations. On Deep Mud Flats:   Many of the country’s reservoirs contain large mud flats. Walleyes will inhabit these flats, especially when insect hatches are coming off the mud. When it’s calm, the […]

Solunar Tables

January 29, 2009 by  
Filed under Other Fishing, Other Hunting

Solunar Tables

By Doug Leier When your hunting and fishing skills are comparable to those of Captain Kangaroo, you need all the help you can get. One tool that doesn’t come via mail order or credit card swipe is the solunar tables listed in many magazines and newspaper outdoors sections. Like most people who spend a lot […]