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    Different anglers have different definitions of what fishing success is. To some, fishing success is catching a bunch of fish: size doesn't matter, they just want to catch something. To other anglers, fishing success means you caught a big one. Size is more important than numbers. Our buddy...
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    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 the...
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    I'm sure of it: My open water fishing season for 2015 is over. It's sleeting outside and the boat has been retired for the season. When the boat gets put away, I like to reflect a bit on the just-completed open water fishing season. Following are some "take-aways" from my 2015 open water season...
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    Open water season in my part of the world is winding down. There might be a couple more trips in the boat, but I'm getting the ice-fishing stuff ready to go. It's at this time of year that I like to look back at the season just completed. Every year has trips that are more memorable than others...
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    The cool weather we've been feeling in recent days reminds me that it's time to get the ice-fishing baits ready to go. However, I won't be using them for ice-fishing just yet. Many, many years ago, probably sometime in the late 80s or early 90s, a group of us started using spoons that were...
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    By Bob Jensen My ice-fishing is officially done until ice returns next fall. Now it's time to start thinking about open water fishing. Every new year brings new things to add or consider adding to my fishing. In the open water fishing season of 2015, I've got some new things that I will be...
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    By Bob Jensen In some areas of the Midwest, open water fishing is still several weeks away. In other areas of the Midwest, especially rivers, anglers are on the water chasing walleyes, sauger, panfish, and whatever else. Regardless of where you live, now is a good time to consider the...
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