Fish Behavior

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Summer Walleyes

  Many people misconceive summer walleyes as being lethargic and difficult to catch, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Summer is a great time to catch big walleyes, and you can target them a variety of different ways. To help you fully take advantage of the hot bites going on during the summer [Read more…]

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Edges!

The underwater world is filled with edges. Physical changes in the underwater environment that focuses fish movement and behavior.   The shoreline is in effect the irregular edge of the lake where the domain of fish begins. Visible to both man above, and fish beneath the surface.   The bottom of the lake forms an [Read more…]

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Fish Respond to Changing Seasonal Condition, Not Dates on a Calendar

Nothing is random in the underwater world, especially when it comes to fish behavior.   Fish are either responding to instincts like the need to spawn, feed, or seek safety — or environmental stimuli like seasonal changes, weather, moon phase, or water temperature.   Most times, fish are responding to it all: instinct and ecology [Read more…]

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Finding Fish Throughout Their Seasonal Peaks

Finding cover and forage is the bottom-line for fishing success throughout the changing seasons.   Today’s anglers can use variety of different tools to examine the underwater world. A good pair of polarized sunglasses are must for any angler, and fishfinders today use various types of sonar technology to investigate the water below. The three [Read more…]

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Crappies- A Shallow Water Springtime Bonanza

According to fishing market researchers Southwick & Associates and AnglerSurvey.com, panfish are America’s second-favorite fish, right behind the largemouth bass. And within the larger category of panfish, crappies consistently come out on top.   A similar trend has emerged in Minnesota; results from a questionnaire sent to random fishing license holders puts crappies ahead of [Read more…]

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Tony Roach Spring Crappie

Speed is a critical factor when it comes to crappies or any other panfish for that matter; spring, summer or fall.   Even when the fish are really aggressive, you can’t move your bait too fast.   As I go throughout the different seasons, many factors will change, but you’ll find two common threads:   [Read more…]

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3 Key Cover Types for Early Season Crappies

What is the key to finding early-season crappies?   In the big picture, it may seem simple: shallow bays and channels that warm up fast in spring are good areas to start the hunt.   Still, early-season crappie fishing can be somewhat fickle due to erratic spring weather patterns and fluctuating water temperature. But once [Read more…]

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