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Ice-Out Smallmouth

After ice-out, smallmouth bass begin making tentative movements atop hard-bottomed structures in the main lake. Cast neutrally-buoyant crankbaits, using slow retrieves with frequent pauses.

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Tactics
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Mills Fleet Farm


For those who think the “Glory Days” of fishing are behind us, we couldn’t disagree with you more! For someone looking to get into the sport, this is hands-down the best time to do it. Between advances in fishing technology, smarter fisheries management, the availability of information — the list goes on-and-on — anglers today [Read more…]

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Smooth Moves


Welcome to episode #14 of #AskTheBuzz!   On this episode, I sit down with Mike Hehner and we answer the following question:   5:35 – I’ve had fair luck with jigs and wax worms for crappies. When is a proper time to use crappie minnows? 8:18 – Do you think underwater cameras scare fish away? [Read more…]

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Travel Manitoba


Welcome to episode #12 of #AskTheBuzz!   On this episode, I sit down with Al Lindner and we answer the following question:   1:38 – What’s Al Lindner’s favorite walleye bait and why? 8:44 – What’s Al Lindner’s favorite smallmouth bass bait and why? 11:56 – Walter is retiring and looking for somewhere to move. [Read more…]

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Colder water slows largemouth bass metabolism in mid- to late fall. Match lighter-weight, slower-sinking jigs to reduced bass aggressiveness.

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Lake Vermilion Resorts
Wacky Worm Smallmouth Bass

by Dave Csanda   The first time I saw a wacky worm, I thought, “This is just wrong.” I’ve since learned that sometimes, it can be really, really right. Especially for finicky bass in cold water.   After all, bass fishermen take pride in rigging their Texas-rigged plastic worms by threading the hook point through [Read more…]

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WARNING: This video might cause “Ice Fever”, and the only prescription is a quick trip to Fleet Farm for some ice jigs!   We hope you enjoy this compilation we made up of some of our favorite underwater ice clips. It’s an action-packed couple of minutes, so make sure to watch the video all the [Read more…]

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