Dave Csanda

Dave Csanda spent his first 28 years in the fishing industry as an editor of In-Fisherman publications and co-host of In-Fisherman Television. While closely associated with Walleye In-sider magazine and the annual Walleye Guide, he contributed countless articles to In-Fisherman magazine and co-authored numerous multi-species books including the 5-part Critical Concepts Walleye Series.
 In 2005, Dave joined Lindner Media Productions to help create Lindner’s Angling Edge and Fishing Edge TV, educational DVDs, television commercials and promotional videos for the outdoor industry. He is the content director for AnglingBuzz.com, which supplies video fishing tips, educational articles, and regional BuzzBite fishing reports detailing current fishing conditions throughout the Upper Midwest, available via the internet and Forum Communication Company newspapers and web sites.

In 2012, Dave was inducted into the Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame. And in 2015, he was inducted into the National Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame in Hayward, Wisconsin.
Dave contributes educational articles to a variety of fishing and outdoor publications. He performs frequent radio interviews and maintains an active seminar schedule at sport shows, fishing clubs and in-store promotions
Dave has fished from Alaska to Australia, Europe to South America, and all across the U. S. and Canada for everything from bass to muskies and panfish to trout. He believes every fish species and angling tactic offers its own unique array of challenges and enjoyment–casting, trolling, even flyfishing–and welcomes the opportunity to share his experience with anglers.

Phone: 218-829-9500

Email: email@charter.net

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If you’re a winter pike angler, you probably use one or more tip ups to present deadbaits on quick strike rigs. It’s like setting a trapline in a productive area—likely a mainlake weedbed or shoreline point—and waiting for a flag to pop up, indicating a strike. Amble on over to the tip up, gingerly lift [Read more…]

Mills Fleet Farm
Brian Brosdahl

by Dave Csanda   Once crappies move deep to their usual winter haunts—down the edges of dropoffs, and out across soft basin areas of 30-odd feet in depth—tiny jigs tipped with softbaits become increasingly difficult to fish effectively in deeper water.   Deep is a relative thing, however. Crappies don’t like cavernous deep basins; in [Read more…]


by Dave Csanda   Here in the North Country, four to five months of ice cover is common, and ice fishing is a way of life, complete with its own unique clothing, equipment and strategies. Some years present early ice fishing opportunities, while others leave us waiting well into December for sufficiently solidify ice conditions. [Read more…]

Wacky Worm Smallmouth Bass

by Dave Csanda   The first time I saw a wacky worm, I thought, “This is just wrong.” I’ve since learned that sometimes, it can be really, really right. Especially for finicky bass in cold water.   After all, bass fishermen take pride in rigging their Texas-rigged plastic worms by threading the hook point through [Read more…]

Big Jig with trailer

One Halloween long ago, Bill Lindner attended a costume party dressed as “jig n’ pig.” Visualize a hard hat and a bushy skirt, more or less. You get the picture. Now try to get it out of your mind…   For bass, however, a jig & pork trailer combo is a mighty irresistible late fall [Read more…]

Jumbo Perch

Large yellow perch, known regionally as “jumbos,” are popular ice-fishing targets throughout the winter months. They provide good action, fight hard on light tackle, and for many anglers, make a great meal. Perch are usually plentiful, so keeping a reasonable number of fish while avoiding overharvest is like having your cake and eating it, too. [Read more…]

Lake Vermilion Resorts

So, which minnow do you think draws walleye attention and convinces them to bite? A small minnow that just passively sits there? Or a large, panicked minnow attempting to flee for its life?   The answer is obvious: The big minnow that stands out amidst its surroundings, just begging to get bit! In recent years, [Read more…]


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