Monitor water temperatures closely and bring live bait, especially leeches and shiners, to connect with Minnesota’s favorite sportfish on May 11 and beyond.
Fishing Tips by Terry Tuma
Border waters provide some the first opportunities to launch a boat and work the schools of pre-spawn walleyes and saugers.
There are definitely times when fish demand an increase in vibration and flash. But just the opposite can be the attractor, so bring an assortment of colors.
As the heart of hard water arrives across the great North American ice belt, “T3” answers your questions to help improve your angling skills this cold-weather season.
Top anglers match spoon design for different phases of winter and the moods of walleyes.
Open water still exists, but as freezing overnight temperatures become status quo across the north country, take these steps to prevent damage to your expensive equipment.
Employ your entire tactical angling arsenal when targeting the monster bass of October.
North country lakes will begin experiencing turnover in coming weeks, but you still can enjoy quality fall angling before, during, and after this annual period.
With kids in school and summer in the rearview mirror, angling for big fish becomes a priority for fishing experts like “Tackle” Terry Tuma.
An immediate, aggressive approach to fishing can produce more action quickly during a hot bite of mid-summer.
Locate these fish via reliable fishing electronics, then work a variety of presentations to catch aggressive, neutral, or even negative crappies.
In part 2 of this exclusive two-part tackle and technique blog, “T3” shares additional tips for this prime largemouth and smallmouth tactic.
Not using this fishing technique? Then expect America’s next top anglers to inquire: “Why aren’t you wacky-rigging?”
Though border-water angling has been underway for weeks, Minnesota’s fishing season starts Saturday, May 12, and walleyes and jigs go hand-in-hand.
As winter retreats, guest speaker “Tackle” Terry Tuma talks river angling techniques with the youth of the Lakeville Fishing Club.
Considering piscatorial uncertainties like … Can walleyes and other species learn? What are the most common angling mistakes? And what is “fishing history”?
As northern pike and walleye season wraps up on Minnesota’s inland waters, the author turns his focus to some of the best fishing of the year: late-ice panfish.
Ice fishing during winter’s coldest days demands complete attention to detail to increase your hookset odds.
With best winter in years for ice fishing, forget the so-called mid-winter ice fishing blues and hit the ice now for heart-of-hard-water fishing.
With ice-fishing consumer sportshows in the rearview mirror, let’s tackle some excellent questions with answers that will improve your hard-water angling this winter.
Top tactics for bull bluegills and crappies as the first hard water of the season envelopes the American ice belt.
Keeping the boat primed for river fishing and other soft-water, winter angling opportunities [video]
Open water within driving distance? Then follow these tips for productive casting and functional, safe boating all winter long.
Don’t store the reels and long rods yet – fall angling opportunities for large fish still exist as October transitions into a cool early November.
Mid- to late-autumn bucketmouths and bronzebacks can run lunker-huge and produce some of the boat-fishing season’s most vigorous action.
Pre-rig your rods with multiple classic walleye setups for pursuing the trophy fish of early autumn.
About This Blog
Born in Northfield, Minn., Terry Tuma is a 2013 Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame inductee and one of the most prolific outdoor communicators the Upper Midwest. At age 4, Tuma began joining his parents for outings on nearby lakes, sometimes when the water was open and just as often when the water was frozen. After high school and the Army, Tuma decided to get involved in outdoors communications related to fishing. More than 40 years ago, Tuma took a pro-staff position with a fishing tackle manufacturer and began producing seminars and radio. Twenty-seven years ago, he decided to take his part-time program and turn it into a full-time career and he went to work at Outdoor News.
Over 40-plus years, Tuma has conducted more than 4,000 seminars. He participates in radio segments for over 40 affiliates including Outdoor News Radio and FAN Outdoors. Tuma has been featured on many television shows and currently can be seen regularly on Minnesota Bound and Due North Outdoors. Tuma has also been featured in many major publications including Outdoor News, In-Fisherman, and North American Fisherman. Terry and his wife, Karen, have two grown sons who work in the outdoors industry, and three active grandsons.
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