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Forget finesse fishing for a few weeks and get aggressive

Forget finesse fishing for a few weeks and get aggressive

Savage strikes highlight summer freshwater angling. Prompt them via rip-jigging, high-speed retrieves, and other hard-thumping presentations

June 2014
The best lure for catching deep-water fishing in the heart of summer

The best lure for catching deep-water fishing in the heart of summer

I suppose it was a decade or more ago when I heard a snippet of a conversation that turned my fishing approach on its head. It was the weigh-in for a bass tournament on the Alexandria Chain of Lakes, and I was standing near one of the fishermen who had a big sack of fish.

June 2014
To anchor or not to anchor

To anchor or not to anchor

It’s a decision summertime walleye anglers must make

June 2014
Three systems for early summer panfish

Three systems for early summer panfish

The spawn is wrapping up and the summer peak for panfish is about to occur.

June 2014
Water temp is key to locating Great Lakes trout, salmon

Water temp is key to locating Great Lakes trout, salmon

If there’s one absolute about how water temperatures affect salmon movement in the Great Lakes, it’s that there is absolutely no magic formula for homing in on the hottest bite.

June 2014
Making Take-A-Kid Fishing Weekend more than an annual event

Making Take-A-Kid Fishing Weekend more than an annual event

Recipe for youth angling success: Find water, chuck a lure into it, retrieve, and see what happens. Repeat as needed. Keep it fun.

June 2014
Mille Lacs bass, pike fishermen  enjoy a  fair start

Mille Lacs bass, pike fishermen enjoy a fair start

But in May, carp led the way

June 2014
In cold water, a slow lure retrieve creates top fishing formula

In cold water, a slow lure retrieve creates top fishing formula

As water warms, faster and more erratic retrieves will work well for predator fish like northern pike, walleyes, and smallmouth bass.

May 2014
Simply bowfishing: Skewer some roughfish with your bow, reel, and a few arrows

Simply bowfishing: Skewer some roughfish with your bow, reel, and a few arrows

Sluicing carp, buffalo, gar, and other roughfish offers fun, spring target shooting opportunities via compound or recurve

May 2014
A look back at the excellent 2014 Governor's Fishing Opener on Gull Lake

A look back at the excellent 2014 Governor's Fishing Opener on Gull Lake

Angling skills expand in walleye hunt, but essence of opener – family and fun – stays the same.

May 2014
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