Tim Lesmeister

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Walleyes, bass, trout and everything in between: Understanding the Drop-Shot Rig

Walleyes, bass, trout and everything in between: Understanding the Drop-Shot Rig

This versatile presentation works best with a circle hook, then customize it with a soft plastic, fly, or live bait

June 2014
Long-rodding a drop-shot rig for bluff-country stream trout

Long-rodding a drop-shot rig for bluff-country stream trout

Successful June trip for rainbows, browns, and brookies employs 14-foot crappie rod, small spinning reel, and 6-pound-test fluorocarbon line.

June 2014
H(app)y about new fishing technology – on ice and open water

H(app)y about new fishing technology – on ice and open water

Amazing new Apps take your sonar searching for pike, walleyes, bass or any other fish directly into your iPad or tablet.

May 2014
Put down the iPad and scout on foot this spring and summer

Put down the iPad and scout on foot this spring and summer

Whether it's watching birds or other wildlife, or monitoring game animals via trail cam, the author wonders: Does anyone go outdoors anymore?

April 2014
How will harsh Midwestern winter affect open-water fishing?

How will harsh Midwestern winter affect open-water fishing?

Silver-lining to challenging ice-angling season and potentially late ice-out: More fish remain in the lakes for soft-water fishing

March 2014
Global warming alarmists need to focus on real issue: air pollution

Global warming alarmists need to focus on real issue: air pollution

Climate change discussion makes mistake of positioning arguments in terms of single-digit temperature changes that are decades or centuries away.

February 2014
Got ammo? New drop-in trigger seriously beefs up AR-platform rifles

Got ammo? New drop-in trigger seriously beefs up AR-platform rifles

Those looking to burn some ammunition at nearly fully automatic speeds should check out the latest from Tactical Fire Control

January 2014
Grassland habitat loss affects nation's pheasants and upland bird hunters

Grassland habitat loss affects nation's pheasants and upland bird hunters

From South Dakota to Minnesota to Iowa, ring-necked pheasant hunting has become remarkably challenging

October 2013
Planning for the 2013 white-tailed deer firearms hunting season

Planning for the 2013 white-tailed deer firearms hunting season

Turned off by nonresident hunting rules in Iowa and Wisconsin, the author figures he'll stick to Minnesota whitetails via muzzleloader.

August 2013
Whether for muskies, walleyes, or panfish: Fishing technology – good or bad?

Whether for muskies, walleyes, or panfish: Fishing technology – good or bad?

Angling old-timer laments loss of fishing learning curve, but gadgets have spurred advancements for centuries.

August 2013