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How to Ice Fish With Minnows For Walleye

By JP Bushey Bushey’s one-two punch also includes a Custom Jigs & Spins Vertiglo Lightning Spoon, which features long-lasting glow for low light or stained water situations.In two-line situations throughout North-Central Ontario – and much of the continental Ice Belt for that matter — not much beats a jig and minnow combination for scraping extra walleye off the spots you …

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How To Catch Fish Jigging Through The Ice

By Bob Jensen A lot of factors can determine how many fish we’ll catch through the ice. Color is important: So is lure size. How the bait is attached to your line can be a consideration. A small jig attached to your line with a big, bulky snap/swivel probably won’t be as effective as that same jig tied directly to …

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How to Fish a Tail-Spinner in Cold Water

Some lures on the market have stood the test of time, catching fish decade after decade. The Dardevle spoon, the Panther Martin and Rooster Tail in-line spinners, the Jitterbug and the Hula Popper still catch fish today like they did when swing music topped the charts. The tailspinner is another old-time lure that still catches fish consistently, and one of …

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Keweenaw Shows off the Fin-Wing Lure

Unlike today, fishing was not a priority for the general population during World War II. The rationing of goods, including the gas and oil needed for recreational fishing, was far more important to Americans than wetting a line.     During wartime, however, innumerable lures of all shapes and sizes were being invented in the minds of military men and …

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Put a Glow in Your Fishing

by Bob Jensen Lure presentation is always an important part of fishing success. For sure you have to find them before you can catch them, but in open water or while ice-fishing, once you find the fish, you have to make them bite. One way to make them bite more often I learned quite a few years ago is to …

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How to Cast For Crappie

When it comes to catching crappie, spider rigging is popular along with long lining. However, just casting for crappie is the number one tactic for many crappie anglers.As with all fishing, catching crappie by casting requires that you put yourself where the fish are, whether you’re in a $40,000 boat or walking the bank.For crappie anglers in most areas, the …

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7 Can’t Miss Gifts For Fishermen

With the holiday season fast approaching, the inevitable last-second rush to find gifts for friends and family isn’t far behind. This year, don’t panic. Instead, hook up your loved ones with the latest and greatest gear from Rapala®, the most trusted name in fishing. According to a recent study from the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation and The Outdoor Foundation1, …

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Manns Launches The All New Goliath Frog

The adage “size matters” is true, especially when it comes to frog lures and big bass. The Goliath Frog™ from Mann’s Bait Co. is a larger bodied frog that casts easier, sits higher, and fishes better than traditional smaller hollow bodied frog baits. Equipped with a specially designed Mustad™ dual-hook system, an engineered weight system, and extra-long skirts for legs, …

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How To Jig Open Water for Walleyes

Versatile “ice lure” triggers open-water ‘eyes Would you like to catch more walleyes throughout the open-water season, from the first idyllic days of spring right through the gales of November? Then think outside the box, and don’t be afraid to test tactics pigeonholed for other applications. “Swimming jigs like the Northland Puppet Minnow and Rapala Jigging Rap are perfect examples,” …

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