Flatline trolling covers water efficiently and enables high-speed triggering tactics for muskies. Match your lure style to the depth, cover, water temperature and mood of the fish.
While April showers bring May flowers, names can be deceiving. Mayflies, for example, are usually most abundant throughout the northern states in June & July, and often play a key role in early summer walleye fishing. At the leading edge of summer, schools of tiny minnow and baitfish fry that hatched in spring may [Read more…]
Shallow weed and wood cover attract largemouth bass throughout the year. Use heavy tackle and weedless jigs tipped with plastic trailers extract bass from their lairs.
Much has been said recently about the overall decrease in the size of northern pike throughout Minnesota in the past 20 years. To combat this trend, the Minnesota DNR is proposing innovative management strategies designed to reduce the numbers of “hammer handle” northerns in many waters, while simultaneously limiting the harvest of larger pike. The [Read more…]
Livebait rigging with leeches or nightcrawlers excels for fishing the edges of deep midlake structures. Coupled with precise boat control, livebait tempts even reluctant walleyes to bite.
Jigging for walleyes has traditionally been a slow, subtle, meticulous affair. Keep your line as short and vertical as possible to maximize feel and control. Use short, gentle, up-down strokes of the rod tip to alternately lift the jig a few inches, then let it fall back on a semi-taut line until it touches bottom. [Read more…]
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