Fish Behavior

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Tony Barlow - Should've been here Yesterday.

By: Tony Barlow   Do you have this issue like I do? Always showing up to fish a body of water the day after it is hot. Starting your “fish-cation” immediately following a massive cold front. Listening to the chatter at the bait shop only to find out you missed the best fishing of your [Read more…]

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Weedless spinner rigs allow anglers to troll softballs above weed tops and along edges, efficiently covering water to locate active biters while using speed, flash, vibration and action to trigger strikes.

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Channel catfish in rivers relate to current breaks and cover associated with deep holes. Anchor just upstream from key fish attractors and use deadbeat rigs to coax fish into biting.

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Photo by Bill Lindner   The onset of warm summer weather heralds not only comfortable temperatures for boaters and outdoor lovers, but a similar burst of activity beneath the waves as fish of all species begin exhibiting traditional summer behavior in earnest.   Walleye   Walleyes set up on midlake structures, where classic livebait rigging [Read more…]

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As water temperatures approach and rise above 60 F, crappies and bluegills sweep out pit-type nests for spawning. In natural lakes, crappies love to spawn in deep reedbeds; areas with dark bottom and thick, tangled overhead cover host some of the biggest fish in the lake. Use polarized sunglasses to peer into the deepest, thickest [Read more…]

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Two location patterns dominate musky fishing in spring. In lakes with cold-water baitfish like ciscoes, muskies often suspend in open water. In waters lacking suspended baitfish, muskies often relate to cover and forage on shallow flats.

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In spring, 95% of the fish population is shallow. Focus on shallow bays and food shelves to quickly locate and catch fish and to evaluate the lake’s potential.

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