Tag Archives: pike

How to Fish Spoons for Northern Pike Through The Ice

“Winter walleyes and panfish get high marks from me, but when the action slows down in mid-winter, seems like you can always find willing toothy critters, even on the coldest, nastiest days,” says third-generation Minnesota fishing guide Ty Macheledt.From the large natural lakes of his west central Minnesota stomping grounds to North Dakota’s Lake Sakakawea to prairie potholes, Macheledt’s system …

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Devil’s Lake “Walking Out” Ice Ready

“It’s walking-out ice already,” said long-time resort owner Kyle Blanchfield a few days ago. “We’ll definitely be ice fishing by Thanksgiving!” The Devils Lake bays froze early, and even the main lake pulled an ice sheet overhead recently. The local North Dakota guides, resorts and businesses that cater to an estimated 15,000 visitors each winter season (most for fishing), pray …

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Jumbo Perch and Walleye on Devil’s Lake, ND

Where ‘Average’ is Very, Very, Very Good! When fisheries research reveals that recent net surveys show Devils Lake large perch numbers are close to average, that’s a good thing. Todd Caspers, North Dakota fisheries biologist said, “The 12 to 15 inch perch are still above long term averages, and last year was a record high catch since surveys began in …

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Giants Of The Industry: Quaker Boy Game Calls

Quaker Boy makes our giants list not for the size of the company as much as for the number of innovations and the legendary status of the original owner and founder Dick Kirby. Dick along with his wife Beverly came up with the idea to start making turkey calls in 1974 and never looked back. Starting  the call making process …

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LiveTarget Blueback Herring Swimbait Review: Welcome to the Cult

Quality and cheap usually aren’t two things that go together but when it comes to LiveTarget’s Blueback Herring swimbait its one of those golden lures that strikes a very happy medium. For about $16 you can pick up a truly high quality swimbait and get cracking on the shell of this growing field. We had the pleasure of casting this …

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Feathers and Fish

Waiting for opening day of the duck season is always hard and this year was no exception. Every morning for the last two weeks my brother and I woke for work just a little earlier than we needed to just so we could spend some time looking over the area we planned to invade with our twelve foot flat bottom …

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Jobs for the Outdoorsman: Professional Angler

Originally Posted Jan 6, 2011 Perhaps the most coveted job pertaining to the outdoors is professional fishing. Professional anglers are people who have put in the time and effort to understand the aquatic ecosystem, they have also taken the time to learn how to use that same ecosystem to catch fish. It is this level of understanding that allows professional …

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Lake Report: Upper Crooked Lake – Delton, MI

Upper Crooked Lake 6-2-2012 7am-3pm Water Temp: 63*F We arrived on the water just after 7am immediately marking fish in deeper water though we headed to check out a few flats, this resulted in a couple keepers here and there but just barely keepers, one of which was a 1.53lb largemouth that had to be massaged to make the 14″ …

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Lake Report: Upper Crooked – Delton, MI

Upper Crooked Lake 4-30-2012 Noon-7pm We headed out to Upper Crooked in Delton, MI today with high hopes of the monster bass we slammed last year out there. We launched and headed right over to the major pad fields near the school, this resulted in a high number of pike being caught with only a few small bass being boated. …

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Moving Forward in 2012

With the closing of 2011 comes another chapter to be written for 2012. We have already been hard at work signing deals and forging relationships to bring you more content that is relevant to your outdoor life. 2012 New Years Resolutions We are hoping to bring more content to the site than we have before, though with over 100 articles …

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