Terry Tuma

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The toughest angling decision: When to leave fish… for fish!

The toughest angling decision: When to leave fish… for fish!

Tearing yourself away from a fair bite or spot to locate excellent action: a fishing necessity under prime conditions

February 2015
Bluegill size exposed! (Via your ice fishing spring bobber)

Bluegill size exposed! (Via your ice fishing spring bobber)

Watch your ice rod’s spring bobber to determine the weight of those sunfish nipping at your ice fishing bait

February 2015
A multi-species approach to mid- and late-ice fishing season locations

A multi-species approach to mid- and late-ice fishing season locations

Walleyes, bluegills, crappies, and pike face similar constraints as the mid-ice season of February unfolds

January 2015
Angling advice: Is it possible to think like a fish?

Angling advice: Is it possible to think like a fish?

Human consciousness can’t honestly relate to small-brained, cold-blooded creatures living in an entirely different environment. But we can study these amazing animals and apply what we learn to better fishing.

January 2015
Angling fact of life: The negative scent factor in ice fishing

Angling fact of life: The negative scent factor in ice fishing

Doesn’t matter which species – walleye, pike, perch, crappies or bluegills – fish detecting unnatural odors will cost you bites this winter

January 2015
Key to early season ice-fishing success: Avoid highly pressured fish

Key to early season ice-fishing success: Avoid highly pressured fish

Consider deep water for walleyes and panfish when anglers, ice augers, and noise drive fish from the December or January shallows.

December 2014
Consider a border country ice-fishing trip this hard-water season [Video]

Consider a border country ice-fishing trip this hard-water season [Video]

Lake of the Woods and Rainy Lake see every bit as much walleye, sauger, and pike, and jumbo perch action in the winter as during the open-water season. Make the angling trip north in 2014-15.

December 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
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
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