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    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...
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    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...
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    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. This largemouth bass was hanging...
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    Crankbaits are a great way to catch summer fish for several reasons. Mike Frisch trolled this crankbait summer walleye up on a Salmo Hornet. 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...
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    Each July, I promise myself to fish more the rest of the summer. North Dakota has about 420 "managed fisheries," and there is little argument that fishing in North Dakota is better than ever. It's usually because I'm wondering where the first month of summer went and I realize I haven't...
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    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. If you're after smallmouth bass and they're being finicky in the summer, backtrolling a live bait rig with either a leech or night...
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    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...
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    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. Sam Amsbaugh with...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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 in ancient Rome...
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    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...
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