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Thursday, May 23rd, 2024

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Thursday, May 23rd, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Waiting on walleyes? Targeting rough fish can be a ton of fun this spring

Before walleye and pike season begins, other species provide fine open-water action. Kyle Peterson (r) chases channels cats, and European carp, and (inset) redhorse are ample in state waterways. (Lindner Media Productions photos)

Anglers who don’t have the time or resources to travel to destinations where walleye seasons are open should look at the opportunities right out their back doors.
Many fishermen spend this in-between period chasing panfish such as crappies, bluegills, and perch. They’re among the fan favorites, but they’re not for everyone. If you’re after something that pulls hard, then look no further than your local rough fish population.

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