Thursday, September 21st, 2023

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Thursday, September 21st, 2023

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Steve Carney

Brady Oberg Legacy Foundation gets vets on the water

I recently had the pleasure of quarterbacking a fishing event for 10 fellow veterans near Battle Lake, Minn. I managed to get a group of fishing buddies together to assist, and my guiding group consisted of Mike Jordahl, Jim Merickel, Dan Olson, and Jay Miller – all Otter Tail County residents and awesome anglers.
Our mission was to provide a morning of fishing for veterans, sponsored by the Brady Oberg Legacy Foundation. This foundation was established by a group of people who loved Brady, grieved for him, and wanted to keep his personal tragedy from happening to others.

Switchin’ to glidebaits: Try them this summer

Most anglers are aware of the glidebait phenomenon and how that lure style has become a staple in most tackle boxes. I will honestly say it has taken me about two years to get the hang of these innovative baits, but I now have confidence in them after some fishing success.
These baits are commonly used by ice anglers, but because of their versatility, they’re becoming more common during the mid-summer months, too.

Minnesota’s open-water fishing ’23: Hot, and not in a good way

Reflecting on the 2023 open-water fishing season, I have had some interesting twists and turns and have some insights to share.
There is no doubt that hot weather has had a big effect on success since the month of May. There were 90-degree days in late May, and this continued into early June. In a nutshell, fishing really went south just after the 4th of July, which is unusual for this part of northwestern Minnesota.

September anticipation: doves on the brain

I absolutely love hunting doves. The Minnesota dove-hunting season has been around for nearly two decades now, and I have more fun chasing doves than I do any other game bird.
The window of opportunity to hunt doves is always short, and it all depends on the weather during the month of September. Here are some thoughts on strategies and scouting prior to the Sept. 1 dove season opener.

Three spinner-rig methods you can rely on for walleyes in August

Fishing is downright tough right now. The bite has slowed immensely, and they’re few and far between. We anglers have for decades relied on spinner rigs to trigger walleyes to get a reaction bite, and that’s where we’re at in early August.
Here are three spinner-rig methods I rely on at this time of the season. Among the three, usually one trumps the others.

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