Angling Insight

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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…]

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Effective, fish-producing jigging techniques can vary from day to day, even hour to hour. So savvy sticks have a host of tricks up their icy sleeves for deployment at a moment’s notice.   But ask these anglers about specific cadences and it’s always over-simplified or hard to translate; even worse, a bunch of jibberish and [Read more…]

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Welcome to episode #11 of #AskTheBuzz!   On this episode, I sit down with Mark Fisher and we answer the following question:   1:38 – A big trend in the fishing seems to be open water baits fished through the ice or vise versa. Why is this happening and what are some of the best [Read more…]

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Ice Fishing Line Panfish

  Line is one of the most hotly debated topics in ice fishing. There is monofilament, fluorocarbon, braided super lines and even different copolymer options available. When you’re ice fishing for panfish, it’s hard to know what your best choice is based on the situation.   To help you sort through all the noise and [Read more…]

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One of the big benefits of using spoons for panfish is that you’re typically going to catch some of the largest crappies, gills and perch in the area. Fishing higher in the water column is a big key to making this presentation work.   In the video above, Kevan Paul is fishing an 8 foot [Read more…]

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Making slight tweaks and modifications to your bait can pay big dividends, especially on fisheries that experience a lot of angling pressure. This practice is commonplace in all segments of the sport fishing world, from bass anglers to walleye anglers to ice anglers and beyond.   One super common tweak you’ll see from ice fishermen [Read more…]

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Smooth Moves


Legendary tackle inventor Ron Lindner shares some history behind the Lindy Rig and the worm blower, both of which he invented way back in the day.

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