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Often in summer, bass prefer longer worms

Often in summer, bass prefer longer worms

Bigger is better. Okay. Let’s not argue that anymore. Just ask a hefty largemouth if it would rather eat a big 10-inch worm or a little 4-incher of the finesse style.

June 2014
Lay Over Walleyes

Lay Over Walleyes

Anglers love to follow cliches. Many of these cliches get taken as truths and get repeated until nobody ever questions what them

June 2014
Night fishing on Mille Lacs Lake opens July 21

Night fishing on Mille Lacs Lake opens July 21

Mille Lacs Lake anglers may fish at night beginning Monday, July 21 at 10 p.m., according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

June 2014
Strike zones: The most misunderstood facet of freshwater fishing?

Strike zones: The most misunderstood facet of freshwater fishing?

Whether for walleyes, bass, or panfish, modern anglers must place their live bait or lure in the strike zone

June 2014
Returning to an old fishing hole

Returning to an old fishing hole

Over 50 years and many fish later, back where it all began

June 2014
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
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