Many personal factors determine whether a fishery ranks as a “favorite” for an individual, and that’s what makes exploring new waters so fun.
Unlimited Outdoors by Tim Lesmeister
With northern pike fishing seasons already open on border waters and Minnesota’s inland waters angling opener just four weeks away, the author praises the “other white meat.”
Tournament anglers who win regularly and recreational fishermen who fill the live-well monitor the “little things.”
The author likes the 7mm-08, but if you were limited to one caliber for deer, what would it be?
As winter lingers on, the writer's thoughts drift to open water, big rivers, and hard-fighting trout and salmon.
Now’s the time to plan and book a trip on a big river out west, Alaska, or even in the underrated Upper Midwest.
Seeing is believing when viewing the subterranean world through the hard water.
It’s ice show season, and after prowling the aisles at the recent big event in St. Paul, this blogger can’t live without these hard-water toys.
An early deep freeze has anglers across north country eager to launch the 2018-19 ice fishing season.
Fish long enough and you’ll acquire some classic, albeit bizarre, fishing stories. The author added one to his collection this fall.
When states begin legalizing air rifles – and they will – for big game, these modern guns will become legitimate options for pursuing deer and other species.
Readers know Tim Lesmeister as an outdoors communicator in the hunting and fishing world, but his new project exposes his longtime love of making music.
Inaugural event on Lake Minnetonka attracts 68 teams employing drop-shots, swim jigs, jig worms, chatter baits and other lures for big largemouths.
The smart, successful pro anglers know you don’t automatically default to a finesse presentation when a negative bite occurs.
Watching the national bass and walleye tournament fishing scene flourish has been extremely gratifying for the author, who is emceeing the inaugural Blackfish Classic in July.
Revered in Iowa, the All-American bullhead provides fast summer fishing action and tasty fish-fry fodder in Farm Country USA.
Whether you’re fishing off a continental shelf for swordfish, swinging for river steelhead, or slip-bobbering for opener walleyes, always be ready to switch things up.
Modern kayaks and canoes have opened up a whole new world of smaller waters for savvy anglers in urban and rural areas alike.
Many incredible anglers and people in the business of fishing deserve induction, but they may need you to nominate them.
If today’s fishermen want trophy fish in the future, they need to embrace stricter slots and catch-and-release regulations.
Cancer claims a longtime friend, west metro angling guru, and confidant of the author.
Spending fewer hours in boats and kayaks, the author finds himself angling more from dry land.
Ice anglers have developed a love for tungsten tackle when panfishing or pursuing walleyes, but don’t expect this element to stop catching fish after the hard water disappears.
A familiar face around the state’s fishing and governor’s opener scene, “Fritzie” hailed from Sleepy Eye, Minn., and even marketed his own fishing lure.
Crappies, big pike, and evening walleyes highlight the hard-water action of early December across the ice belt.