Prepare your hard-water rods in advance with these line, lure, and terminal tackle setups.
When fish strike, timing your hookset can determine whether or not sportfish emerge from your ice hole.
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.
Employ the correct technique with these fishing tactics for walleyes, pike, sunfish and crappies to produce more action and fillets via hard-water angling
Replace fishing line, scour the tackle box, buy new lures, and fire up that gas auger right now!
Late-autumn, even early winter angling can produce big fish results, but take care not to allow cold weather to damage your expensive equipment.
Invest a little TLC into winter rod storage, and your equipment will last longer and provide better angling results next spring and beyond.
The rate at which your lure descends through the water column plays a major role in the efficiency of your fishing – over hard water or soft.
When the nights and mornings are cool and the days get shorter, try these presentations for catching the feedbag-wearing walleyes of autumn.
Rigging for weed walleyes demands nuance and the right tackle, but properly prepared anglers can expect dynamite action the entire open water season.
Because of their massive popularity, fall crappies have increasingly become pressured crappies. Use these sometimes forgotten tactics for catching a frying pan’s worth of cool-weather fillets.
Largemouth and smallmouth bass won’t fall into a strict pattern in September, so have these five techniques in your angling arsenal.
Plastics have revolutionized modern fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass, walleyes, and even pike and muskies. Don’t forget to use the new wave of angling plastics for panfish this summer.
Post-spawn, “suspended” crappies intimidate too many freshwater anglers when simple approaches to targeting these panfish can produce thick, edible fillets.
Experienced fishermen know today’s top angling rods employ high-tech components for incredible sensitivity and hooksets, and if you can afford them, they’ll boost your fishing prowess.
For better multi-species action this summer, have a strategy for where and how you position your boat, then cast your lure.
Why long-shanked and short-shanked jigs tipped with live bait remain a go-to option for every self-respecting north-country walleye fisherman.
Developing an angling plan for the May 9 fishing opener in Minnesota will help place lunkers in the livewell
Which angling line when? Use all three for the proper fishing application in a given sportfishing situation.
Shallow fishing techniques for spring slabs are the norm, but check bay breaklines while watching water temperatures closely!
With the end of hard water looming, “T3” catches an impressive mixed bag of panfish during the glorious warm-weather days of mid-March
Tearing yourself away from a fair bite or spot to locate excellent action: a fishing necessity under prime conditions
Watch your ice rod’s spring bobber to determine the weight of those sunfish nipping at your ice fishing bait
Walleyes, bluegills, crappies, and pike face similar constraints as the mid-ice season of February unfolds
Human consciousness can’t honestly relate to small-brained, cold-blooded creatures living in an entirely different environment. But we can study these amazing animals and apply what we learn to better fishing.