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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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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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Many anglers will often overlook “size” as a critical presentation characteristic when it comes to ice fishing. They like to tinker with different plastic tippings or bait colors, but in some situations that might be a big waste of time and energy.   As Tony Roach states in the video above, there are many times [Read more…]

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Believe it or not, there is great open water fishing available right now in Minnesota. While most fishermen in the region are firing up their ice augers, anglers on Pool 4 of the Mississippi River are still fishing out of their boats.   Hands down one of the best ways to catch wintertime walleyes on [Read more…]

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by Dave Csanda   Here in the North Country, four to five months of ice cover is common, and ice fishing is a way of life, complete with its own unique clothing, equipment and strategies. Some years present early ice fishing opportunities, while others leave us waiting well into December for sufficiently solidify ice conditions. [Read more…]

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