Fall & Winter

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The Best Ice Fishing Lure Styles to Catch Yellow Perch

January 21, 2019
Yellow perch are fun to catch on the ice. While they are often willing biters, there are times when having a specific fishing lure makes a huge difference in the size and number of perch you can…
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Brian Brosdahl’s Best Ice Fishing Locations for Panfish (video)

January 9, 2019
Minnesota guide, Brian “Bro” Brosdahl spends most of the winter finding and catching big bluegill, crappie, and other panfish through the ice. Bro’s recipe for ice fishing success is simple. First,…
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Ice Fishing Channel Catfish 101 with Eric Haataja

December 20, 2016
Ice fishing for channel catfish is growing in popularity. Channel catfish are plentiful, hard-fighting, and smaller ones make great table fare. We asked ice-fishing expert and owner of Wisconsin Big…
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It’s Time to Quit These 10 Bad Ice-Fishing Habits (video)

December 19, 2016
Brian “Bro” Brosdahl of Max, Minnesota spends most winter days ice fishing. With decades of hard-water guiding experience under his belt - or should we say Frabill bibs - Bro has seen it all. While…
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3 Reasons to Buy a Propane-Powered Ice Auger (video)

November 30, 2016
If you’re buying a new ice fishing auger this season, you may want to consider a propane model. Propane augers are clean, low-maintenance, easy to start and powerful. To better understand propane…
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Great Ice Fishing Buys for Under $5

January 7, 2015
Don’t let an empty bank account keep you from a great hard water outing.  These items can make all the difference on tough days, and at under $5 each you can still afford to pack some beverages!…
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4 Panfish Ice Baits You Need

December 1, 2014
The big profile of the Rapala Jigging Rap and wide, gliding action are the ticket to trophy slabs and jumbo perch.For those of us in the North Country, ice fishing is just around the corner. The…
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4 Tips for Sight-Fishing Crappie

November 21, 2014
Bright baits like the Bass Pro Shops Marabou Crappie Jig are the ticket for sight fishing for crappie. Try glow, white, chartreuse and other vibrant patterns. Metallic lures also give off good flash…
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3 Places to Throw Jerkbaits for Fall Largemouth

November 12, 2014
Jerkbaits are a great go-to lure for fall fishing. Just remember, largemouth are often sluggish in cold water, so be conservative with your retrieves. Anglers can have a lot of fun throwing…
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What to Wear When Fishing So You Don’t Freeze Your Tail Fin Off

November 7, 2014
It’s hard to beat the bite of fall trolling for salmon and trout when the weather and water turn cold. As hot as the action can be this time of year, not being dressed for the cold weather can turn a…
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Pros and Cons of Dropping the Anchor When Fishing for River bass

October 29, 2014
Normally a mobile approach to fishing river smallmouth is preferred, but there are certain conditions that call for dropping the anchor and focusing on areas where fish are concentrated. It’s one of…
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4 Tips for Using Live Bait to Catch Bass This Fall

October 28, 2014
Like many of you, I use artificial fishing baits and lures 95 percent of the time when targeting bass.  But if there’s a period when it makes sense to dip into the minnow bucket, it’s during autumn…