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8 Best Jigs for Walleye

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8 Best Jigs for Walleye

You could reasonably argue that the jig is not only one of the oldest and simplest lures available, but also one of the most versatile. In layman’s terms, a jig is basically a hunk of lead or tungsten molded onto a hook. It’s really that simple. Walleye anglers have relied on them for decades...
Finding Fish: How to Use Sonar Like a Pro

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Finding Fish: How to Use Sonar Like a Pro

A common theory exists that we only use 10% of our brain capacity. The same could probably be said of our smartphones, computers, and sonar units—most people only scratch the surface of the abilities these pieces of technology possess. But a little bit of education goes a long way. Just because you...
How to Catch Walleye in the Summer

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How to Catch Walleye in the Summer

As the air conditioning units start to run regularly, you can almost bet that walleyes are settling into their summer patterns. On some bodies of water this means walleyes can be found shallow. On others, it means you need to look deep. On my home lake, it’s not uncommon for walleyes to be located...
Best Walleye Lures, Baits, and Tactics

Freshwater

Best Walleye Lures, Baits, and Tactics

Walleye fishing seemed so simple back when grandpa first showed you how to put a worm on a hook. That was a damned effective tactic, too. These days, as you’re walking the tackle shop aisles or scrolling endless pages of online gear sites, any thoughts that this type of fishing is a simple affair go...
How to Catch Spawning Walleye

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How to Catch Spawning Walleye

I frequently refer to the spring spawning run as “the rut” of walleye fishing. This is the time of year when males and females cohabitate and let their guard down more than any other season. A few basic concepts are all you need to know in order to locate and catch walleyes during their spawn. When...
How to Catch Walleye in Spring

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How to Catch Walleye in Spring

As lake ice and cabin fever begin to dissipate, you can bet the walleyes are getting restless too. This is the fishing version of the rut, and it’s arguably the easiest time of year to target walleyes. Before you get ahead of yourself, first you have to find them, then you need to know how to catch...
5 Spots to Find Catfish Ice Fishing

Ice Fishing

5 Spots to Find Catfish Ice Fishing

Anglers across the United States spend a lot of time fishing for catfish, but that sure isn’t the case when it comes to ice fishing. More than likely this is because so many of the diehard cat chasers are located in the southern parts of the country that don’t usually freeze, unlike this year...
5 Ways to Find Fish Ice Fishing New Waters

Ice Fishing

5 Ways to Find Fish Ice Fishing New Waters

I recently jumped in the truck and drove 31 hours to fish a body of water I’d never seen before. As a full-time professional angler and guide for more than two decades, I’ve been able to travel and film fishing in some amazing destinations. In many of those cases I was fishing with a local who...
5 Hot Presentations for Ice Fishing Walleye

Ice Fishing

5 Hot Presentations for Ice Fishing Walleye

If there’s one thing anglers can agree on, it’s that finding walleye is a challenge. And, even when you do find them, catching is no gimme. Since walleye are less aggressive in winter, they typically take their time inspecting lures. Much like a good baseball pitcher, a quality walleye angler needs...
How to Catch More Perch Ice Fishing

Ice Fishing

How to Catch More Perch Ice Fishing

Perch seem to take a back seat to species like bluegills, crappies, and walleyes when ice fishing. Honestly, it isn’t fair or warranted. They generally travel in large schools, make amazing table fare, and can be found from the Great Lakes to your local farm pond. Once you locate hardwater perch, a...