Terry Tuma

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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
Autumn’s forgiving crappies still demand stealth and smart fishing techniques

Autumn’s forgiving crappies still demand stealth and smart fishing techniques

September and October slabs love jigs when water temperatures drop post-turnover

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
Narrowing down crankbait color choices this open-water fishing season

Narrowing down crankbait color choices this open-water fishing season

Choosing the proper crankbait color for largemouth and smallmouth bass

June 2014
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