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Old reliable jig fishing options for walleyes after opener

Old reliable jig fishing options for walleyes after opener

Why long-shanked and short-shanked jigs tipped with live bait remain a go-to option for every self-respecting north-country walleye fisherman.

May 2015
Sleeper walleye lakes for the Minnesota fishing opener – Part 2

Sleeper walleye lakes for the Minnesota fishing opener – Part 2

From Kabetogama in border country to traditional, inland, structure-filled forage smorgasbords, modern pike, bass, and walleye anglers have a multitude of early May angling options.

May 2015
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
The science behind catch and release

The science behind catch and release

I recently had the privilege to attend a lecture on the science of catch and release by Dr. Steven J. Cooke, who is an associate professor and Canada Research Chair of Environmental Science and Biology at Carleton University

April 2015
Sleeper walleye lakes for the Minnesota fishing opener

Sleeper walleye lakes for the Minnesota fishing opener

In a two-part blog, the author pitches runner-up angling ideas for walleyes, pike, and crappies come May 9.

April 2015
Jerkbaits the ticket for spring bass fishing

Jerkbaits the ticket for spring bass fishing

When Minnesota’s early catch-and-release bass season opens May 9, don’t forget to tie on a jerkbait

April 2015
Talking open water fishing line: Braid vs. fluorocarbon vs. monofilament

Talking open water fishing line: Braid vs. fluorocarbon vs. monofilament

Which angling line when? Use all three for the proper fishing application in a given sportfishing situation.

April 2015
Walleye limit to one on Mille Lacs

Walleye limit to one on Mille Lacs

Some maintaining positive outlook over Mille Lacs regulations

April 2015
DNR sets Mille Lacs walleye limit to 1, and establishes new “earn-a-trophy” pike reg

DNR sets Mille Lacs walleye limit to 1, and establishes new “earn-a-trophy” pike reg

Bass limit stays at six, and night fishing ban – enforced from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. – begins Monday, May 11, and extends to Tuesday, Dec. 1. (Exceptions to night ban beginning June 8: muskie angling and bowfishing.)

April 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
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