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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 For many anglers, the 2014 open water fishing season is in the books. While there is still plenty of open water fishing to do, many anglers are doing different things this time of year. If you're one of those anglers, you need to be sure you winterized your boat motor. I run an...
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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 Through the years, wherever and whenever anglers go fishing, live bait has always been the go-to bait when fishing gets tough. It's still that way in many fishing situations-pure and simple: live minnows, nightcrawlers, leeches, crickets, crawdads, and whatever else catches fish...
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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 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 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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    Sidewinder Planer Board In my years as a fishing enthusiast I have come to realize that this industry tends to be full of copycats and knock offs and the planer board market is no different. I want to share with you a product that I recently came across that defies this pattern, that product is...
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    by Bob Jensen This is the time of year when many anglers start thinking about the approaching open water fishing season. Those thoughts remind them that they need or want a new rod for that approaching open water fishing season. Some anglers want a technique specific rod, others want a rod...
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    By Nick Simonson And….nothing. I ripped the glow-red spoon upward and it went…nowhere. It was a sensation I hadn't experienced in quite a while, having spent a majority of the past few winters searching lakes across the upper Midwest for slab crappies and bull bluegills. But on...
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    Our Outdoors By Nick Simonson In cooler waters of May and June the shallows can seem almost bare. Nothing but the occasional waterboatman or roaming bluegill disturbs the water bordering shore. Then as summer peaks, it seems the shallows are suddenly alive and teeming with small fish, as if...
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    With Jason Mitchell Over the past ten years, trolling with lead core line has gained in popularity amongst the walleye crowd. Lead core enables anglers to put any crank bait in the tackle box in front of fish regardless of how deep. This in itself is a huge advantage but you can also accomplish...
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    By Eric Olson Water clarity can be such an important variable that affects our success regardless the time of year. Walleye and sauger both can be affected by poor visibility. On rivers in particular when heavy rains or sudden run off can dirty the water and...
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    By Jason Mitchell We all have something we are very confident in. That confidence lure or tactic may vary from lake to lake or change over the years but we all have our go to weapon. One of the most difficult things I encounter as an angler is fishing when I have no or little confidence. I...
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    Now You See It, Now You Don't Most stowable - not to mention most anticipated - landing net soon to disappear from store shelves. Jackson, Wis. - Retailers and writers first cast eyes on it at ICAST (International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades) last summer in Orlando, Fla. Since...
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    By Bob Jensen When we go fishing, so often we spend a lot of time making sure we have the right lures, fresh line, charged boat batteries, and all those other things that are part of the actual fishing process. And, no doubt, those are important considerations. But there are some other things...
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    By Jason Mitchell On many walleye fisheries across the Midwest, young of the year fish hatches play a huge role in where to fish and what to fish with. Really strong reproductive efforts of just about any fish species are taken advantage of. Heavy predation has been documented on just about...
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    The hair transplant was a success: Bucktail Jigs make a big comeback with the walleye bigwigs By Tom Neustrom I was a twelve-year-old dock boy living the dream at a resort in Northern Wisconsin. By day, I'd hang out with minnows and men who tell fish stories, while earning a little walking...
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    Walleyes Come as No Fluke By Brian "Bro" Brosdahl with Mark Courts Admittedly, I'm a meat and potatoes sort of guy. I'm eyeing the porterhouse steak on the menu long before the canary food, organic "meals under 500 calories". In fact, I'll take the whole right side of the menu, please. This...
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    Walleye fishing icons Gary Roach and Doc Samson won't be giving up live bait anytime soon By Ted Pilgrim Livebait is back, baby. You better believe it. Despite the buzz about plastics, the reality is, walleyes eat live bait. Period. In the end, all artificial lures lack two potent, inimitable...
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