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Bro Secret- Fall Rigging Tweak for More Walleyes

By Jim Edlund   It’s common knowledge that rigs and chubs catch big walleyes, especially in fall.   Post-turnover—when dissolved oxygen is more evenly dispersed throughout all depths—walleyes can be literally anywhere. A majority of anglers still target steep breaks, sunken islands, points, etc., but Minnesota guide, Brian “Bro” Brosdahl is fond of fishing shallower. [Read more…]

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Best Fall Walleye Jigs

A classic jig & minnow presentation is tough to beat for walleyes in the fall — no way around it! Consequently, it’s become a bread-and-butter tactic in the arsenal of walleye anglers all over the north country.   When it comes to jig selection, we all have our favorites, but most of us are open [Read more…]

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Brad Hawthorne's 2075 Lund Impact Boat Tour

One thing we geek out about here at the Buzz is boat rigging. It’s always interesting hopping in the boat with a full-time guide and seeing how they set up their “office”. Guys like Brad Hawthorne practically live on the water, so it’s important they have their boat totally dialed in.   Brad’s boat of [Read more…]

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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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Top Fall Walleye Baits

Brad Hawthorne, one of the top walleye guides in the state, explains how he targets fall walleyes on the following Minnesota Walleye Factories:   – Lake of the Woods – Leech Lake – Mille Lacs Lake   Water temperatures are plummeting downward and walleyes all across the north country taking off for their autumn haunts. [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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Filleting Pike

Here’s a simple process for filleting your Canadian pike. This method works great for producing a boneless fillet that’s legal to transport throughout Canada and across the border into the US. As you can see, Earl Fleming from Manotak Lodge has filleted a few fish in his day!     Subscribe to our YouTube channel [Read more…]

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