“I been in the right place…but it must have been the wrong time.”—Dr. John Dr. John must have spent a fair amount of time in the boat, because his lyrics apply remarkably well to summer walleye fishing. In summer, being “there” when the bite occurs is huge. It’s not simply a case of, [Read more…]
Smallmouth bass in clear-water lakes often feed on suspended baitfish. Vertically jigging subtle softbaits well off bottom triggers smallmouths to rise up and snatch an easy meal.
To find muskies, first zero in on the best seasonal habitat. Then check a variety of structure and cover options–points, humps, islands, weeds, wood, rock– until you see fish and determine which is best.
Kicker outboards allow precise speed control for trolling spinners, crankbaits and spoons. Not too slow…not too fast…but just right!
Nisswa, MN Guide Ray Gildow discusses the growing use of soft plastics and how they can help you put more fish in the boat.
Believe it or not, crappies are fairly predictable and easy to catch throughout the summer months if you understand their behavior. After spawning, crappies desert the extreme shallows. As they regroup and school in early summer, they typically relate to the deep outer weedline in natural lakes, or to flooded standing timber in reservoirs. [Read more…]
The best weed types provide sufficient cover to attract bass and baitfish, while still allowing big fish sufficient room to move. Cabbage, coontail and milfoil offer prime bass habitat.
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