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The Governor Got One – I Didn’t

May 14, 2013 6:02 am0 comments
The Governor Got One – I Didn’t

Governor Dayton managed to catch a walleye on Fish Hook lake near Park Rapids, Minnesota in the first half hour of the season, a little past Midnight. Not  a trophy by any means, just a good “eating” fish, but the Governor granted clemency and released the fish. This year’s opener […]

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Basic Jig Fishing Techniques for Bass

May 12, 2013 8:59 am0 comments
Basic Jig Fishing Techniques for Bass

Basic Jig Fishing Technique for Bass, including How to Flip a bait, How to Pitch a Bait, What you are trying to emulate, How to get out of grass and more… Bass season isn’t open yet in Minnesota, and everyone is out walleye fishing, but I found a great video […]

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How to Make Your Own Fishing Lures

May 11, 2013 6:46 am0 comments
How to Make Your Own Fishing Lures

How To Make Fish Lures I recently came across an ebook on how to make fish lures by Vlad Evanhoff, an internationally recognized expert in the field. And while I do not consider myself to be very handy, it became clear to me that I could certainly make some of […]

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Fishing Line Twists – Not the Dance I Want

May 10, 2013 7:00 am0 comments
Fishing Line Twists – Not the Dance I Want

As a boy, the Twist was the fist dance I understood, which dates me a bit.  However, one kind of twist I don’t like is fishing line twist. There is nothing more frustrating for the occasional fisher than to have a big nasty snarl of tangled line after the first […]

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Polarized Sunglasses for Fishing Protect & Serve

May 9, 2013 7:20 am1 comment
Polarized Sunglasses for Fishing Protect & Serve

Polarized Sunglasses Protect And Serve There are several reasons to wear polarized sunglasses when fishing, not the least of which is to have some eye protection against errant lures and hooks. I once caught a Rapala with my nose during a fishing buddy’s faulty cast, which was evidence enough for […]

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Slip Bobber Knot – How to tie one on

May 8, 2013 6:59 am0 comments
Slip Bobber Knot – How to tie one on

Slip Bobber Knot Bobber fishing works well in many circumstances for panfish (especially crappie), walleye and through the ice.  Over the years I have used a variety of stops devices to set the depth along the line. These need to be able to stop the bobber at the appropriate depth […]

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Minnesota Fishing Opener – License Info from MN DNR

May 7, 2013 7:59 am0 comments

Thought I would copy email, from Minnesota DNR, I got today… Spring is finally here, Minnesota We are all working for the weekend, when we can relax and enjoy the great outdoors! Minnesota’s Walleye Opener is May 11th and you don’t have to miss all the fun this year. A […]

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Muskie Lures – Big Lures Catch Big Muskies

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Muskie Lures – Big Lures Catch Big Muskies

Muskie Lures Video Playlist Muskie are the kings of the fresh water fish.  To catch Muskies you need the proper gear. In this post we will talk a bit about Muskie Baits or more properly Muskie Lures. I have assembled a series of video from various Muskie Fishers showing off […]

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How to Catch Walleyes Without Spottail Shiners…

May 6, 2013 8:23 am0 comments
How to Catch Walleyes Without Spottail Shiners…

Do to a variety of factors, we may be seeing a shortage of Spottail Shiners in the bait shops this year.  Recently I noticed a post by Jeff Sundin, a full time, professional fishing guide, outdoor writer and photographer who answered the question of what to use for bait, if […]

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Lindy Fish Handling Glove Helps You Avoid Cuts & Punctures

May 5, 2013 7:11 am0 comments
Lindy Fish Handling Glove Helps You Avoid Cuts & Punctures

Fish Handling Gloves From Lindy It’s inevitable that you will eventually get poked and occasionally cut when handling fish. Fins, gills and gill covers can be dangerous and I know some fishers who won’t try to handle a bullhead or catfish on a dare.  About a decade ago Lindy came […]

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