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Cold Fronts Affect a Walleye’s Competitive Advantage

May 1, 2013 11:59 am0 comments
Cold Fronts Affect a Walleye’s Competitive Advantage

Cold Fronts Affect Walleye Location It’s May 1st and a cold front is passing through Minneapolis. How cold? 6-8 inches of snow cold according to predictions. Ugh! It’s been a slow cold Spring, and although metro lakes are mostly ice free due to a short 70+ degree warm up – […]

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Northern Pike Through the Ice – Catch and Release Query

April 29, 2013 7:17 am0 comments
Northern Pike Through the Ice – Catch and Release Query

I came across this video of a nice 20 + pound Northern pike landed though the ice. Nice job of pulling it in, but as you watch this video, I would  be interested in your comments regarding the chances that this fish would survive the release. I am not being […]

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Spring Into Crappie Action

April 17, 2013 9:53 am0 comments
Spring Into Crappie Action

Winter is hanging on painfully long this year in Minnesota, but it can’t last forever, and that means it is almost Crappie time. Fishing for crappies is a great way to get warmed up for the upcoming fishing opener (May 11 in Minnesota), assuming the ice is out by then. […]

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The Fish We Fish For

April 13, 2013 10:26 pm3 comments
The Fish We Fish For

Fish What are you fishing for? The Occasional Fisher answers with a strong and clear, ” What ever is biting.” The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources estimates that there are 161 species of fish in Minnesota waters including Lake Superior. These fall into four major categories. 1 Coldwater sport fish […]

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The Occasional Fisher – For Those of Us Who Can’t Play Hooky as Much as We Would Like

April 12, 2013 7:22 pm0 comments
The Occasional Fisher – For Those of Us Who Can’t Play Hooky as Much as We Would Like

The Occasional Fisher is all about fishing.  But it is not necessarily all about every fisherman or woman. If you are on the Bass Tournament Circuit, we admire you, maybe even envy you, but we are not you. We like/love to go fishing, but our lives, jobs, family and or […]

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