Tim Lesmeister

Title Issue
Walleye, pike, and panfish tips from my favorite fishing pros

Walleye, pike, and panfish tips from my favorite fishing pros

From live-bait rigging to jigs to slip-bobbers, here are some open water angling tricks from the likes of Gary Roach, Mark Martin, and Bob Propst

May 2015
When walleyes make headlines, don’t forget bass, crappies, and pike

When walleyes make headlines, don’t forget bass, crappies, and pike

Amid last week’s decision of the Fond du Lac Band of Ojibwe to net Lake Vermilion walleyes, other prime fisheries too often get lost in the shuffle.

April 2015
Women in the outdoor sports: Making an impact!

Women in the outdoor sports: Making an impact!

A new generation of hunting and fishing gals are casting and blasting their way into success afield as well as outdoor media, seminars, and promotions.

March 2015
The language of fishing and its un-subtle nuances

The language of fishing and its un-subtle nuances

From suspended fish to lead-core to kickers and socks, sport anglers use terminology that almost require a glossary for the new or uninitiated

February 2015
Got water? Answering two tough watercraft and boating questions

Got water? Answering two tough watercraft and boating questions

When fishing big water and traveling long distances, you’ll be glad your outboard has some horsepower… and don’t forget the resale factor

January 2015
The Great Lakes wolf’s return to the Endangered Species List

The Great Lakes wolf’s return to the Endangered Species List

The Deep North, Midwest states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan have substantially more wolves than the West and have presented conservative models for managing the species. Why did we get stuck with relisting?

January 2015
Multi-species pro ice-fishing tricks for winter 2014-15

Multi-species pro ice-fishing tricks for winter 2014-15

Employ these hard-water tactics from the likes of Freshwater Fishing Hall of Famers Dave Genz, Gary Roach, and Tom Neustrom and others

November 2014
Keep venison under your treestand, not under your car

Keep venison under your treestand, not under your car

Whitetail rutting behavior means more deer-auto collisions during the heart of October. How should you avoid them? In a word: Honk!

October 2014
Proper clay target shooting starts with the correct shotgun mount

Proper clay target shooting starts with the correct shotgun mount

Point and shoot: whether it’s trap, sporting clays, skeet, or wild birds, your wing-shooting skills can benefit from these tips

August 2014
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
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