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.
Walleye and northern pike anglers alike should employ a simple, old school, multi-species technique throughout the hard-water season.
Employ this hard-water strategy with an angling partner during the mid-ice period unfolding right now.
The turnover is a big change that especially affects deeper lakes, but remember that fish still need to eat!
Early to late fall is often overlooked as prime fishing opportunities in Illinois.
Hit the water now to enjoy comfortable autumn fishing conditions and catch active walleyes.
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