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Warming temperatures bring crappies toward shore

Warming temperatures bring crappies toward shore

Crappies are in the shallows and looking to eat before they spawn.

May 2016
Lucky bow fisherman sticks two potential state records on Friday the 13th

Lucky bow fisherman sticks two potential state records on Friday the 13th

Two potential state record carp in one outing!

May 2016
Angling success secret: Don’t force the fish

Angling success secret: Don’t force the fish

River walleyes and bass have you stumped? With or without kids, if a bite isn’t happening, move! By

May 2016
Kids and opener: Don’t forget crappies!

Kids and opener: Don’t forget crappies!

When fishing with youth, we often think sunfish, but there’s another panfish worth chasing

May 2016
Open-water walleye: Which jighead, when?

Open-water walleye: Which jighead, when?

Most walleye anglers, from the seasoned professional to the weekend warrior, are well aware that jigs probably account for more walleyes being put in the boat every season than any other presentation.

May 2016
Bobbers can save the day

Bobbers can save the day

Underappreciated, until they go under

May 2016
Locating walleyes during the open water fishing season

Locating walleyes during the open water fishing season

Every opener ignites the challenge of seeking out and triggering active walleyes.

May 2016
Flexing your customer muscles with a fishing guide

Flexing your customer muscles with a fishing guide

If you’re looking to hire a fishing guide this spring or summer, remember: sometimes they can learn from you.

May 2016
The springtime crappies most fishermen miss

The springtime crappies most fishermen miss

Most crappie anglers head shallow in the spring, but staying off the shoreline can pay dividends

April 2016
Jigs and three-way rigs for spring river walleyes

Jigs and three-way rigs for spring river walleyes

The hot, ice-out bite for walleyes and saugers on the region’s rivers can deliver all-day jigging action

March 2016
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