Fish Behavior

Manitoba


What’s your favorite fish?   Midwestern anglers have an incredibly diverse set of fishing opportunities at their fingertips. You name the target species, we’ve got’em in both size and numbers. If you love bass fishing, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota and the Dakotas have some of North America’s best smallmouth and largemouth fishing. Many of our hardcore [Read more…]

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Perch Leech

Photo by Bill Lindner Writing by Nick Harrington   The Carp Connection   One overlooked aspect to gamefish location is the common carp. Carp actually play a very critical role when understanding gamefish movement because the carp roaming the lake are often followed by fish such as walleye, crappie and perch. This has become a [Read more…]

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Are muskies eating all the walleye? Are muskies eating all the perch? Is your favorite lake going to crash and burn if muskies are introduced? To answer these questions, I dug into the scientific literature to find out what the REAL objective studies had to say.     ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ SCIENTIFIC STUDIES ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬   • Study [Read more…]

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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…]

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Bucktail Jig


We FINALLY got it! Special thanks to Hays Baldwin for capturing this insane underwater footage of burbot (eelpout) spawning under the ice. You’ll see some crazy stuff in this video montage, including spawning balls, hookup, burbs bumping into the camera and even some flat-out ‘pout rejections.   Filmed on the Aqua-Vu HD!     For [Read more…]

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Walleye Ice Fishing

By Joel Nelson   Of paramount importance to any hobby is knowing what you’re working with.   Just like a golfer doesn’t take a shot without knowing wind speed/direction, distance to the green, or pin location, you’ll probably do a whole lot better at this ice-fishing thing if you know what species just showed up [Read more…]

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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…]

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