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Early Ice Awareness
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Early Ice Awareness

Outdoor enthusiasts need to be aware of early ice conditions before traveling onto and across North Dakota waters. A few reminders include: Edges firm up faster than farther out from shore. Snow insulates ice, which in turn inhibits solid ice formation, hiding cracks, weak and open water areas. Ice can form overnight, causing unstable conditions....

First Ice Panfish
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First Ice Panfish

Once it gets cold outside, anglers in many states immediately start wishing for more of it. If it’s going to be cold out, it might as well be cold enough to freeze the lakes and rivers. Right now, ice fishing season is quickly approaching in many regions and one of the best ways to get...

Tips for Saltwater Fishing From Jetties
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Tips for Saltwater Fishing From Jetties

Interested in some Gulf fishing from shore? Try jetty fishing. Jetties are rock piles extending into the water. They have structure, current and bait fish – the essentials for attracting fish like black drum and redfish (red drum). Now is your best chance to catch a big redfish, since the bull run begins anew each...

Swimbaits Are Hot In Cold Water
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Swimbaits Are Hot In Cold Water

With the air temperature near single digits at takeoff and no hope of it warming much past freezing later that February day, Paul Mueller and his fellow competitors bundled up and set off for Day 1 of the 2015 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Hartwell. Some found their first spots iced over, contrasting to the much...

Developments In the World of Fishing Sonar
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Developments In the World of Fishing Sonar

The 2022 version of the open water fishing season was an interesting one on several levels. Some of the events/developments of the fishing season were good, some not so good. One of the developments that has really caught on in the past few months is the ongoing popularization of forward-facing sonar (FFS). First, a little...

Panko-Crusted Perch
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Panko-Crusted Perch

Prep Time: 30 minutes Cooking Time: 30 minutes Ingredients: 1 pound of boneless perch fillets 2 to 3 large eggs ⅓ cup of all-purpose flour 1½ cup of Panko breadcrumbs 1 teaspoon of kosher salt, plus extra Freshly cracked pepper, to taste 1 cup of mayonnaise 4 teaspoons of Sriracha sauce 4 teaspoons of lemon...

Early-Ice Tips for More Walleyes
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Early-Ice Tips for More Walleyes

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Temperatures have dropped significantly, and upper Ice Belt lakes should start making ice any day. Bays and channels are already freezing. But will there be fishable ice by Thanksgiving? Probably not, but it shouldn’t be long… With great anticipation to chase hardwater ‘eyes, we recently talked with Grand Rapids, Minnesota-based veteran guide and...

Christmas Tree Crappies
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Christmas Tree Crappies

Ladson, SC – Sparkling like fresh lit Christmas bulbs, they dance and glow among the evergreen branches. Dozens, maybe hundreds of big crappies encircle the sunken brushpile, lively little orbs doing their best impression of holiday cheer. You see it happening right on sonar, screen shimmering with star-like bogeys. One cast, and you’re already imagining full...

The Lure You MUST Take to the Creek
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The Lure You MUST Take to the Creek

There is a simple solution to catching more bass on your next late fall creek fishing adventure. Follow Dustin and Davey as they reveal a deadly lure presentation that will help you get more bites during the late fall transition.