Walleye Rod Ideas

March 13, 2017 by  
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Walleye Rod Ideas

I had a conversation recently with a friend who was new to fishing and wanted to catch walleyes. He’d been watching fishing shows on television and reading articles and going to fishing seminars, and while the information he got from the various outlets was helpful, he was still a bit confused about what rods he […]

Open Water 2017

February 21, 2017 by  
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Open Water 2017

What a mild winter in the Midwest so far! Rain is falling, so today I’m thinking more about open water then I am ice-fishing. I’m sure there are a couple more ice-fishing trips in my near future, but as I go through some new open water stuff that I received recently, I’m looking forward to […]

Things Change

February 13, 2017 by  
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Things Change

Things change: that’s true in life, and it’s true in fishing. This past open water season and recently while ice-fishing I realized some changes that I found to be interesting. Following are some of those changes. Consider Clear Lake in north central Iowa: when I was learning to fish many years ago, Clear Lake was […]

Spoon Ideas for Icing Walleyes

December 5, 2016 by  
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Spoon Ideas for Icing Walleyes

It won’t be long until we’re on the ice chasing walleyes. There are a lot of different ways to catch walleyes under the ice, but it seems like many, maybe even most walleye ice-anglers like to use spoons. There’s a good reason for that: spoons and other styles of hard baits catch walleyes really effectively. […]

Fishing Memories

November 14, 2016 by  
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Fishing Memories

Another open water fishing season is in the books: it was a nice season. Caught good numbers of fish most days, had a great time every day. I got to fish with old friends and new friends. It’s at this time of year that I like to reflect on those days of fishing, but I […]

Fishing Thoughts

October 31, 2016 by  
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Fishing Thoughts

It appears that my 2016 open water fishing season is coming to a close: it may even be over, although I hope to get in another quick trip or two. This year, like all other years, I have learned and relearned a good number of things related to fishing. Following are some of those things. […]

Record Walleye Fingerlings Released in North Dakota

August 3, 2016 by  
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Record Walleye Fingerlings Released in North Dakota

Walleye are the most popular fish for a good share of North Dakota anglers, so it was good news when the State Game and Fish Department announced a couple of weeks ago that this summer’s walleye production effort hit record marks for both the number of fingerlings produced, and number of lakes stocked. It wasn’t […]

Open Water Fishing 2016

Open Water Fishing 2016

It’s pretty much official: the open water fishing season for 2016 is here. Minnesota walleye season opened this past weekend, Wisconsin was the week before, and northwest Iowa was the week before that. Most of the other states in the Midwest don’t have a closed walleye season, and while there are still a couple of […]

Transition Walleyes

May 9, 2016 by  
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Transition Walleyes

In many areas of the Midwest, walleye fishing for the next while will be kind of in-between seasons depending on where you’re fishing. In the southern and middle regions of walleye country, the fish have completed their annual spawning ritual and are starting to move in the direction of their summer feeding areas. However, this […]

Walleye Ideas

May 2, 2016 by  
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Walleye Ideas

Walleye season is either here or very near all across the Midwest. Now that walleyes are or will be fair game throughout walleye country, here are some things to keep in mind. Some anglers are reporting the spawn happened a bit earlier than usual this year. The timing of the spawn varies from region to […]

Catch What Wants To Be Caught

Catch What Wants To Be Caught

Another fishing season is here. Something you can do to catch more fish and enjoy your time on the water even more is to be flexible in your fishing goals. You’ll catch more fish year ‘round if you go after the species of fish that’s most susceptible to getting caught when you’re on the water. […]

Walleyes in Small Rivers

March 7, 2016 by  
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Walleyes in Small Rivers

It appears that spring is attempting to make an early return this year. All across walleye country, anglers are getting in and on the water in search of ‘eye action. The small rivers that are so abundant across the Midwest get a lot of attention at this time of year. Here are some ideas that […]

Jigs in Your Box

February 23, 2016 by  
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Jigs in Your Box

We often talk about fishing techniques and fish location and things like that, and sometimes we forget about the nuts and bolts of fishing. A regular reader of this column contacted me recently and suggested I talk about the baits we should keep in a tacklebox, and I thought that was a good idea. Jigs […]

Walleyes on the spoons through the ice

December 21, 2015 by  
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Walleyes on the spoons through the ice

Walleyes are often the quarry of early-season ice anglers. Walleyes will respond to a number of different lure types under the ice, but they especially like to eat spoons. From new ice to late ice, walleyes like flashy baits. There are a bunch of different types of spoons available to walleye anglers. Although they may […]

Northern Pike on Walleye Gear

October 27, 2015 by  
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Northern Pike on Walleye Gear

It happened again recently.  We had a great plan for catching fish and the fish just didn’t get with the program that we were presenting.  We changed our program completely and caught’em: Caught’em good. Here are the details. We were on Lake Winnibigoshish in north central Minnesota. My fishing partners were Craig Brown and Kyle […]

Fishing Don’t Always Know What They’re Supposed to Do

August 4, 2015 by  
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Fishing Don’t Always Know What They’re Supposed to Do

Down through the years we’ve been taught that fish do certain things at certain times of the year, and that there are certain ways that we can catch those fish. Often those time-tested techniques for catching fish work well, but there are times when we need to do things a little or a lot differently […]