Smooth Moves
Walleye Underwater - Bill Lindner

Photo by Bill Lindner   Winter is finally coming to an end and everyone is chomping at the bit to get out on open water. Luckily, there are some amazing river walleye opportunities for those of you who aren’t patient enough to wait for the ice to melt on the lakes. This happens to be [Read more…]

Explore Alexandria
Livebait vs. Artificials

Livebait vs. artificials — the debate rages on! While some folks like to feature themselves are pure bait guys or pure plastic guys, the “optimal” answer probably lies somewhere in-between. At least that’s what we gathered from some of the top ice pros in our region.     For more videos like this, Subscribe to [Read more…]

Spoon Hacks Walleyes

By Joel Nelson   Brad Hawthorne has amassed more time on the water in the past decade than just about any ice-fishing guide out there. With stints on Minnesota’s Mille Lacs, Upper Red Lake, and Lake of the Woods, there are few stones he’s left unturned in terms of ice presentations that work for walleyes, [Read more…]

Mills Fleet Farm
Hardwater Largemouth — Tools & Tactics for Success

Very few ice fishermen target largemouth bass during the winter months, but they are actually quite catchable despite their limited popularity. The key to having success chasing largies is to find the correct habitat in a lake that’s home to a bunch of bass. There are a number of tools that will make the process [Read more…]

Lake Vermilion Resorts
Bro Secret- Fall Rigging Tweak for More Walleyes

By Jim Edlund   It’s common knowledge that rigs and chubs catch big walleyes, especially in fall.   Post-turnover—when dissolved oxygen is more evenly dispersed throughout all depths—walleyes can be literally anywhere. A majority of anglers still target steep breaks, sunken islands, points, etc., but Minnesota guide, Brian “Bro” Brosdahl is fond of fishing shallower. [Read more…]


To be completely honest, color selection generally isn’t very high on our priority list. There are many other factors (depth, speed, profile, etc.) that tend to have a bigger impact on the bite.   That said, there are few notable exceptions…   Just like round gobies in the Great Lakes, rusty crayfish have exploded in [Read more…]

Mills Fleet Farm
Top Fall Walleye Baits

Brad Hawthorne, one of the top walleye guides in the state, explains how he targets fall walleyes on the following Minnesota Walleye Factories:   – Lake of the Woods – Leech Lake – Mille Lacs Lake   Water temperatures are plummeting downward and walleyes all across the north country taking off for their autumn haunts. [Read more…]


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