To put more fish in the boat this spring, use electronics and switch tactics until you identify a hot technique
Releasing fish helps protect the resource… except when it kills even more fish
Attract fish, then employ your sonar to determine the mood of the fish… and the presentation to prompt strikes.
First ice is approaching fast. Much of the ice belt awaits walkable ice, though some northern lakes have capped over with enough hard water to venture out.
Fall fishing tip for walleyes and crappies: First find food, and the predatory gamefish will be nearby
Finding walleyes and crappies can be simple if you locate their primary food source in fall: schools of baitfish.
Just because the air temp has dropped and the water is cold doesn’t mean that you have to hang up the waders and the spinning rods.
Walleyes may lose out to largemouth bass if lakes continue to get warmer
Troll spinner rigs farther away from the boat to hook more walleyes when fishing in clear, shallow water.
Wading is simple and gets back to the roots of fishing at its best. Very little tackle is needed to fish a river, and depending on your species of choice, you may end up catching more than what you bargained for.
Make contact with more hard-water walleyes via large, noisy baits to attract them.
The ice formula guru, “Tackle” Terry Tuma answers the toughest angling questions from rank-and-file outdoorsmen for this winter’s hottest sport on hard water.
Safety! Safety! Safety! Ensure that you’ll enjoy the great outdoors for years to come by taking proper hard-water precautions with this essential gear.
Use electronics to locate schools of baitfish and find predatory walleyes nearby post turnover
Learn to run spinner rigs and you’ll catch more fishing throughout the open-water angling season.
Use your electronics to identify fruitless water and then locate active fish.
Although there are more and more choices, anglers should keep in mind that the proper fishing line could make the difference between a good day and a bad day on the water
Catching fish requires finding fish, and the author stresses the importance of electronics on his fishing boat — along with learning how to use those electronics
The hot, ice-out bite for walleyes and saugers on the region’s rivers can deliver all-day jigging action
As much as some of ice guys don't want to believe it, spring is actually here.
Stop visiting the same old community ice angling holes, and venture out to locate new honey holes away from the noise and crowds.
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