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 teased with finesse applications? That’s a very fair question. I look to my Vexilar flasher. It’s amazing what your electronics will tell you. You can see when fish crash the
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New special Minnesota fishing regulations

New special Minnesota fishing regulations

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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 between MN and CO

Fishing Differences between MN and CO

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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 ... ]

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 ... ]

  • Bulking Up For Dirt...

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    Bulking Up For Dirty Water Bass.

    Bulking Up For Dirty Water Bass A lot of people cringe at the thought of fishing a lake with pea soup colored water, I’m talking lakes that swallow secchi disks alive.  I’ve grown to love this particular situation as most of the biggest bass I have boated were plucked straight out of the darkness.  Don’t [...] [ Read More ... ]

    A Company for the A...

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    A Company for the Angler, Big Jon Sports

    Most anglers and boaters are often bombarded with the latest and greatest in technology to improve the way we fish and target the species we fish for. This can be quite overwhelming and can often lead to confusion of what is best for the way we fish. Every type of fishing has its own specialized [...] [ Read More ... ]

    Spring Time Panfish.

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    Spring Time Panfish.

    Spring Time Panfish My favorite time of year is quickly approaching. The time when the Red Wing Black Birds start arriving, when the call of the Loon greets my morning, and the chill of the crisp morning air hits my face as I launch the boat on to one of my favorite crappie waters. YES, [...] [ Read More ... ]

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    How to prepare for upcoming fishing season

    It’s April so you know what that means…Spring is here. Which also means, for a lot of anglers and states, the open water fishing season is right around the corner. I know some people have been finding fishable open water for several months here in certain parts of Colorado but for most locations in the [...] [ Read More ... ]