Joel Nelson




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Color

To be completely honest, color selection generally isn’t very high on our priority list. There are many other factors (depth, speed, profile, etc.) that tend to have a bigger impact on the bite.   That said, there are few notable exceptions…   Just like round gobies in the Great Lakes, rusty crayfish have exploded in [Read more…]

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Bleeding Walleyes

Do you want better tasting walleye fillets?   Bleeding your catch in the livewell beforehand can make a massive difference. This concept isn’t new, but most fishermen still don’t take advantage of it. In the video above, Joel Nelson demonstrates the process and shows a staggering side-by-side comparison of the fillets.   Next time you [Read more…]

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Explore Alexandria
Livebait vs Plastics

Some anglers are purists when it comes to choosing between livebait and plastics for walleye fishing. The best anglers understand that there’s a time and place for everything. Joel Nelson breaks down how he approaches the ever-debated topic of artificials vs “meat”!     For more video tips like this, Subscribe to our YouTube channel:

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Travel Manitoba
Panfish Rods

Traditionally, many anglers have been willing to invest in rod technology when it comes to bass, walleyes, musky, really any kind of predator species. For whatever reason, panfish rods haven’t gotten their fair share of interest.   Longer rods, when it comes to panfishing in general, offer some great benefits to the angler. Not only [Read more…]

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Travel Manitoba


A lot of walleye fishermen are conditioned to thinking of walleyes as a structural species that maybe only hangs out on rock piles, mud breaks, inside turns, those kinds of things. But what happens when walleyes move out to open basins?   A lot of folks have a difficult time finding and catching basin walleyes, [Read more…]

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Tungsten lures have changed the way ice anglers approach hardwater fishing in MANY ways. Some of those changes are pretty obvious, while others are more subtle. The most popular thing you’ll hear people talk about is lure size. Tungsten is incredibly dense, which means angler can fish smaller profile baits without sacrificing weight.   This [Read more…]

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Joel Nelson details the importance of target separation on fishing electronics,  revealing fish depth relative to the bottom, plus their reactions to baits or jigging motions.

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