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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
A simple minnow-hooking technique for open water or hard-water fishing [Video]

A simple minnow-hooking technique for open water or hard-water fishing [Video]

Whether it’s live fatheads or frozen shiners, hooking your minnows the right way produces more strikes from walleyes, perch, crappies, and pike alike.

November 2014
Filleting your fish: How to remove the Y-bones from a northern pike

Filleting your fish: How to remove the Y-bones from a northern pike

A popular sportfish for fall fishing or augering through the hard water, northern pike and pickeral have nasty Y-bones. Here’s how to smoothly fillet them away.

October 2014
Recent sampling details carp whereabouts

Recent sampling details carp whereabouts

October 2014
Gear Up for Late Fall Muskie Fishing

Gear Up for Late Fall Muskie Fishing

The coming of fall is like a giant reset button for the muskie-fishing season.

October 2014
Fall trolling tactics for walleyes

Fall trolling tactics for walleyes

For much of the fall, trolling crankbaits dominates most fishing I do. The location (and how the fish are using a particular location) determines the most efficient

October 2014
Daylight vs dawn and dusk lunkers: Top times for fishing

Daylight vs dawn and dusk lunkers: Top times for fishing

More forgiving than peak of summer, fall fishing provides great flexibility for finding big fish and prime-time angling

September 2014
Fishing line tip: Avoid memory and keeping it in tip-top shape

Fishing line tip: Avoid memory and keeping it in tip-top shape

Store your rod, loosen the drag, but wait till spring before changing your line on spinning and baitcasting reels

September 2014
Holy coho! Lake Michigan fish apparently affected by changes

Holy coho! Lake Michigan fish apparently affected by changes

This year, Willink said, he’s stumbled on a few fish species that he isn’t as used to seeing, like coho salmon, perch and bloaters – all fish that favor cooler, deeper waters.

September 2014
Best in years? Excellent fishing pattern developing for fall walleyes in 2014

Best in years? Excellent fishing pattern developing for fall walleyes in 2014

Jig-n-minnow, crankbaits, and live-bait rigs all provide top presentations for autumn walleyes

September 2014
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