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    No question about it - fall is the best time for catching the biggest walleyes of the year. Not only are the fish in prime condition after a summer of easy living, they're putting on the feedbag in a major way to prepare themselves for the coming winter. Even better, as vegetation begins to...
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    People who like to fish spend a good amount of time talking about the different things that can help them catch more fish. There are a number of considerations that can partially or fully determine our fishing success, but perhaps the one consideration that we talk about the most is lure color...
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    It's that time of year: the boat is being rigged, I'm putting fresh line on my reels, I'm calling friends to see if they have any good fishing reports; in short, I'm preparing for the open water fishing season. As I prepare, I have lots of memories, mostly good, about past early season fishing...
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    I've been seeing more and more anglers on and in the water recently. Some of them are fishing from boats, some are wading, others are fishing from docks or shore. Some of them are catching fish, some aren't catching too much. If you want to catch more fish early in the fishing season, following...
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    About this time every year I start thinking about new or existing open water fishing techniques that I want to learn more about. One of the real keys to fishing success is being versatile. There are lots of ways to catch fish. Some techniques are kind of seasonal, others work better for bigger...
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    For the most part, ice-fishing came to an early end this year. That means that open water fishing will have an early start. In fact, throughout the Midwest, some anglers are already enjoying open water fishing. They're on rivers, and they're fishing for walleyes. Walleyes will eat a bait year...
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    In some states in walleye country, the walleye ice-fishing season is winding down. Some places protect walleyes as they enter the time of the year when they're preparing to spawn. In the areas where catching and keeping walleyes is permitted, though, we are entering a time of year when walleye...
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    Much of the time, lures are designed with a specific application in mind. But sometimes we discover that some baits are multi-purpose. I was reminded of that on a recent fishing trip. I was sharing a boat with fishing friend Mike Frisch in central Minnesota and walleyes were our target. Mike had...
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    My friend Mike Frisch and I went fishing on Clear Lake in north Central Iowa this past week. I get to fish Clear Lake several times every year: Mike visited Clear Lake a lot in the early 90's. Clear Lake was a good body of water then, but it's an outstanding fishery now. In fact, Clear Lake is...
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    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...
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    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...
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    As the weather warms and the days get longer, more people are headed to the lake or pond or river to go fishing. When we go fishing, we want to catch something. There are several things that we can do to increase the chances for catching something, but the most important thing that we can do to...
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    There are lots of things an angler can do to put more fish in the boat, but I truly believe there are two things we need to do to consistently catch more fish. First, we've got to find the fish. That has become easier and easier as sonar technology improves. Today's sonar is just outstanding, a...
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    Across the Midwest many anglers are putting their open water fishing gear away. Some are going hunting, others are getting ready to go ice-fishing. However, there are a good number of anglers that look forward to this time of year for open water fishing. They know that right now, in rivers...
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    It may sound obvious, but when we go fishing, we want to catch a fish. Lots of fish are even better. Yes, it's fun to be on the water and watching ducks and deer and eagles and spending time with family and friends, but we don't need to buy a bunch of fishing equipment and travel sometimes quite...
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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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    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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    We're into the summer bite! For most species of fish, the spawn is over and the predator fish have one thing on their mind: Food! Their only concern for the rest of the summer is eating. If we want to catch more fish, we need to be where they're eating, and then we need to put a bait in front...
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    By Bob Jensen As we get closer to the 2015 open water fishing season being in full gear, it's fun and productive to think about and talk about some things that can affect our fishing success, and there are a good number of those things. Some of those considerations involve the lures we choose...
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