Be Courteous in Public Outdoor Areas This Summer

June 29, 2016 by  
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Be Courteous in Public Outdoor Areas This Summer

Most people who enjoy the outdoors realize the level of enjoyment and satisfaction provided by not simply just getting away from it all or peace and quiet, but the smell or nature and the refreshing body cleanse the outdoors provides. All this for comes essentially free of charge. When the campsite is still blaring rock […]

Fish Slower and Simpler… Sometimes

Fish Slower and Simpler… Sometimes

Different people go about their fishing in different ways.  Some anglers like to consider every reason why a fish was caught on a certain bait, was in a particular location at a particular time, and why that fish decided to bite just then.  That’s great.  Curious anglers catch lots of fish and often are the […]

Summer Fishing Suggestions

Summer Fishing Suggestions

Across North America, we’re smack in the middle of summer.  Fishing can be good, or it can be tough.  If it’s tough though, it generally doesn’t need to be.  There are some things we can do to catch more fish right now.  Following are some of those things. Many of us have a tendency to […]

Crankbaits for Summer Fish

July 13, 2015 by  
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Crankbaits for Summer Fish

Crankbaits are a great way to catch summer fish for several reasons. Crankbaits allow an angler to cover lots of water in a short period of time. Crankbaits appeal to most species of gamefish regardless of where you’re fishing. Crankbaits can be cast to precise areas that are holding a concentration of fish, or they […]

Getting Outside for Some Summer Fishing

Getting Outside for Some Summer Fishing

Each July, I promise myself to fish more the rest of the summer. It’s usually because I’m wondering where the first month of summer went and I realize I haven’t gotten out as much as intended … thus far. I do know I’ve never made it to fall freeze-up and said I’ve spent way too […]

Trollin’, Trollin’, Trollin’

June 30, 2015 by  
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Trollin’, Trollin’, Trollin’

 If you go fishing in the summer and want to catch fish, trolling is a great way to do it.  Following are some ideas for more effective and productive trolling. Anglers can troll with either a bow mount or transom mount electric motor, or with the boat’s main engine.  I use my main engine most of […]

Catch More Fish All Summer Long

June 8, 2015 by  
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Catch More Fish All Summer Long

It’s starting to feel a lot like summer.  Fish behave differently in the different seasons, and if we want to catch fish in the different seasons, we need to vary our lure presentations and how we go about catching fish.  Following are some ideas for catching fish during the summer months. Perhaps the most important […]

A Mid-Summer Bass Trip

August 18, 2014 by  
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A Mid-Summer Bass Trip

by Bob Jensen  Last week, my nephew Sam and I took our annual bass trip to west central Minnesota.  We’ve been doing this for about ten years and have only missed one year.  Sam was in grade school when we started doing this; this week he heads off to college.  Time flies. In all those […]

Mid-Summer Largemouth Bass

July 7, 2014 by  
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Mid-Summer Largemouth Bass

by Bob Jensen In the Midwest, the walleye is the favorite fish of many anglers, and for good reason.  They are abundant in many waters, they are susceptible to a wide variety of presentations, and they taste great on the table.  But as good as the walleye fishing can be in the Midwest, the largemouth […]

Why I`d Rather be Fishing

Why I`d Rather be Fishing

by Doug Leier There’s a cross-section of people with whom I really connect this time of year – those folks who are participants in summer sports, and those folks who fish. While I am an avid sports fan, I don’t golf and haven’t played softball in nearly 20 years, but I connect with the people […]

Enjoy Your Fishing More This Summer

July 2, 2014 by  
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Enjoy Your Fishing More This Summer

by Bob Jensen Lots of anglers refer to this time of year as the “Dog Days of Summer”.  The phrase “Dog Days” came from ancient Rome and had to do with the stars and the belief that Sirius, The Dog Star, caused summer to be a bad time of year.  Regardless of what they thought […]

Don’t Forget the Sunscreen!

June 4, 2014 by  
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Don’t Forget the Sunscreen!

by Doug Leier I’ll be the first to admit that following a long and cold winter and a short spring counted in days or weeks and not months, we almost feel like we’re trying to play catch up before we miss out on summertime outdoor fun. From fishing, boating and swimming, to camping, hiking and […]