Sight Fishing – Get In On The Excitement!

Sight fishing is nothing new to ice anglers. Sight fishing is a staring contest between you and the fish. Here we are, sitting above a hole cut in the ice staring at a wary bluegill, just waiting for it to take our tiny offering. This is as real as it gets. Everything is real time and what you see is what you get, there is no guessing. There is just something magical about actually watching a fish take your jig. “Now you see it, now you don’t.” You have to love that expression when sight f
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  • Minnesota’s moose population remains at low levels

    Minnesota’s moose population remains at low levels

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    The DNR has conducted aerial moose population surveys in northeastern Minnesota since 1960. A spotter counts moose as a pilot flies a helicopter across 52 randomly selected plots of 13 square miles. “Survey conditions this year were generally good across moose range, although there was much less snow compared to last year,” said Cornicelli. Data [...] [ Read More ... ]

    The Perfect Tackle Bags For Combat Fishing

    The Perfect Tackle Bags For Combat Fishing

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    It’s in honor of the service men and women around the world that Plano has designed a new line of military-themed tackle bags – tough-as-armor 3700 and 3600 Military Bags. Constructed with a durable canvas that’s reminiscent of an army rucksack, these fully armed soft bags include two 3700- or 3600-size StowAway® Utility Boxes and [...] [ Read More ... ]

    Tungsten Jigs: The Answer ...

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    Tungsten Jigs: The Answer To Finessing Aggressive Panfish

    Excuse me? Finessing an aggressive fish, huh? I suppose you’re wondering what that even means and why I’m titling this article in a manner that would contradict itself. Well, believe it or not, even aggressive-natured fish need a little coaxing at times. So just how do we identify the aggressive fish that need to be [...] [ Read More ... ]

    Fishing structure to find ...

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    Fishing structure to find Walleye

    A mistake I have made in the past when fishing deep structure is relying too much on the contour line on the map charts.  What is more important than any contour is the transition between one type of bottom and another.  This could be an edge where gravel meets mud, or where large boulders transition [...] [ Read More ... ]

  • The Perfect Tackle ...

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    The Perfect Tackle Bags For Combat Fishing

    It’s in honor of the service men and women around the world that Plano has designed a new line of military-themed tackle bags – tough-as-armor 3700 and 3600 Military Bags. Constructed with a durable canvas that’s reminiscent of an army rucksack, these fully armed soft bags include two 3700- or 3600-size StowAway® Utility Boxes and [...] [ Read More ... ]

    Panfish Tournament ...

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    Panfish Tournament Series

    Throughout many of the states located in the Ice Belt, ice fishing series targeting Panfish have been taking off. To name a few of the series – the North American Ice Fishing Circuit (NAIFC), Team Extreme and the Ultimate Panfish League. They each have their own set of rules & regulations, as well as sponsors [...] [ Read More ... ]

    New special Minneso...

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    New special Minnesota fishing regulations

    Angling regulations will change on nearly three dozen waters this year, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Among the changes: Anglers will see more restrictive walleye regulations in and around Saganaga Lake in Cook County. Lake Winnibigoshish will have a relaxed, or narrower, protected slot limit for walleye. And northern pike special regulations [...] [ Read More ... ]

    Fishing Differences...

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    Fishing Differences between MN and CO

    As the open water fishing season comes to a close and winter rears its ugly head, I can’t help but reflect on my last few fishing seasons. It’s been 5 months since my return to Minnesota and the 2 years before that I was living in Colorado. A lot of people have asked me how [...] [ Read More ... ]