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Saturday, June 15th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Saturday, June 15th, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Steve Carney

Steve Carney: Plan your fishing based on the sun or cloud cover each day

Things are really happening on the water right now, with the best fish bite of the season arriving on time. Cool nights have prolonged excellent fishing conditions, and I predict the good bite will continue well into July.
We just haven’t had any upswings in temperatures, and daytime temperatures have been frequently below normal in Minnesota.

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Steve Carney: With innovation, the swimbait has become a go-to these days

It’s amazing how the simple swimbait has now become a staple in my fishing arsenal. Meanwhile, the bait’s innovations continue to this day. For me it’s now a go-to, first-line bait that is probably the most versatile lure I can throw, especially during early summer.

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Steve Carney: For late-May crappies, think bulrushes

The spring crappie bite is finally on, and targeting the bulrush areas of your favorite lake should be the name of the game right now. Choosing the best bulrushes is critical, because they often vary in density and the lake substrates in which they grow.
Here are some tips as crappies are spawning in shallow water near rushes.

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Steve Carney: Post-opener in Minnesota is time to target crappies

After a long wait this spring, crappies are now shallow and are cooperating with anglers. Cold and rainy weather in April finally gave way to higher water temperatures, and crappies have responded.
Here are some crappie-fishing tips as we approach mid-May, the best time of the year to score on shallow-water crappies.

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Steve Carney: Reflecting on my favorite fishing opener in 1993

Looking back on 51 years of Minnesota fishing openers, I have one opener that stands out. The fishing opener of 1993 was one of the greatest days of my life.
Gary Sorenson, of Insurance Brokers of Minnesota, then-Outdoor News Publisher, Glenn Meyer, and I hatched an idea for the opener. Readers could send Outdoor News letters describing why they should tag along with yours truly on the opener.

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Oh, the weather: Where will walleyes be on the Minnesota Opener?

Several weeks ago, it looked like lake conditions were ahead of normal following a lengthy warm spell. But the past two weeks have been miserable, weather-wise. Now it appears lake water temperatures are below normal and could make the May 11 Minnesota fishing opener a real challenge.
Water temperatures in the north and northwest have been stuck in the low 40s for about three weeks, and it’s cold nights that are the culprit. Here are some thoughts for the upcoming fishing opener.

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