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Thursday, February 22nd, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Thursday, February 22nd, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Jim Edlund

May means wild foraging for morels, fiddleheads and more

Another long winter has come and gone. In its wake have been flood-stage river waters and a quick transition to warm weather. Stream trout season is upon us, turkeys are gobbling, crappies have moved into shallow bays, and thousands of anglers will take part in the tradition of chasing willing walleyes on the Minnesota fishing opener.
Yes, it seems everything happens at once.

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About eelpout: Attitudes and appetites have changed

Long considered a nuisance fish – caught incidentally while fishing for “proper” table fare such as walleyes – eelpout have nonetheless caught on with both anglers and epicures during the past decade or so. As a kid, I can remember seeing piles of them frozen into the ice outside homemade skid-houses full of anglers playing gin-rummy, rattle reels set for the evening walleye bite. Much has changed.

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Bobber stops: an off-season DIY tackle project

If there’s one thing the Green Movement has right, it’s “reuse, reduce, recycle.” But in some ways, many anglers have been living by this slogan for decades.
Years ago, I discovered a great way to re-purpose old, spent braided line and build my own easy, cheap, (and green!) bobber stops. For anglers who fish with slipfloat rigs for catfish, panfish, and walleyes, it’s a trick that can save time and a little bit of money – a perfect winter workbench project.

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