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    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. For the next few weeks...
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    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, and the...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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 this...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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 going walleye fishing...
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    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 can feel and shake...
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    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 were quick there and...
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    With a little modification, the same techniques work wonders no matter where walleyes roam By Mitch Eeagan Walleyes are walleyes no matter where they wander. As a general rule, whether they reside in inland lakes, rivers, reservoirs or the Great Lakes, their year-round habits are shaped by...
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    by Bob Jensen Walleyes are often thought of as a fish that inhabits the depths, and there are times when most of them will be found in deep water. However, there are other times, more than you may think, when you can catch walleyes shallow, shallow being eight feet or less. Here are some...
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    by Bob Jensen It's a new fishing season! After a winter that didn't want to let go, the grass is now green, robins are sitting on nests, and the fish are biting. Following are some things to keep in mind when you get ready to go fishing. First of all, make sure you have a current fishing...
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    By Jason Mitchell This 2013 season looks to be a later spring where everything is behind schedule from a biological perspective. Colder water temperatures can be a double edged sword. Some patterns happen later or don't happen at all. When we have had cool, late springs in the past, good...
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    By Nathan Shore Giant walleyes prowl through weeds all summer long, yet they're pretty safe from most fishermen. Sure, you can know they're in there, but getting them out is a challenge. Few anglers know more about getting big walleyes out of the weeds long-time guide and author of...
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    By Nathan Shore When winter fails to take its exit cue, the underwater world slows down. Migrations are postponed and late winter patterns linger, creating spectacular opportunities for the walleye-season opener. Mike Christensen has been guiding walleye fishermen on opening day in...
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    By Daniel Quade Under the gunmetal skies of an overcast, early-season morning, two classic v-hulled walleye boats rock in the chop over a promising reef. For the past three hours the anglers have done their best to trigger bites from the bottom-hugging 'eyes clustered below. But while...
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