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Northland Tips: Fish Fast After the Spawn
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Northland Tips: Fish Fast After the Spawn

BEMIDJI, Minn.  – The feed bags are on… Walleye spawning season has ended, and fish are in beast mode. And, for the most part, smallmouth bass are wrapping up, and either are, or will be in a similar feeding frenzy. As you’ll see in this video, Northland pro and professional guide Brad Hawthorne has the...

Northern Pike Tips from Nebraska GPC
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Northern Pike Tips from Nebraska GPC

For anglers who love a good fight, the northern pike, a needle-toothed, aggressive — almost primeval — fish, is highly sought after. According to the 2021 Nebraska Fishing Forecast, Hackberry and Dewey lakes on the Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Box Butte Reservoir and Lake Wanahoo are this year’s top picks. Other reservoirs like Elwood, Enders,...

Tips for Catching Nebraska Catfish
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Tips for Catching Nebraska Catfish

Now is a great time to fish for Nebraska channel catfish — a species that anglers love for its abundance, size, taste and fighting capabilities. Only minimal gear and basic baits are needed, and less skill is required to catch them compared to other game species. All that makes for great, fast-action spring fishing! Want...

Arashi Glide and VMC Neko Power Palaniuk to James River Win
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Arashi Glide and VMC Neko Power Palaniuk to James River Win

Very big baits and very small hooks helped Rapala Pro Brandon Palaniuk get a huge win in Virginia on Sunday. The Bassmaster Elite Series star threw 7 ½-inch Storm® Arashi® Glide Baits and drop-shotted worms on tiny VMC® Finesse Neko Hooks to win his first-ever Bassmaster Open on the James River. “I’ve been trying to...

Northland Jig & Minnow Walleye Masterclass
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Northland Jig & Minnow Walleye Masterclass

BEMIDJI, Minn.– It’s the desert island bait. Stranded, and only given one lure to survive on, the overwhelming choice is the simple jig. Coming inland to North America, more specifically central Minnesota, Brad Hawthorne breaks down surefire jigging techniques to put walleyes in the net. Hawthorne not only showcases his proven jigging method, but also...

Don’t Overlook Your Neighborhood Ponds for Bass
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Don’t Overlook Your Neighborhood Ponds for Bass

Before you plan a weekend fishing trip where you’ll spend more time traveling than fishing, consider wetting a line in your HOA or community lake — you may be pleasantly surprised! Such waters can also be a great choice when you only have an hour before dinner to wet a line and don’t have time...

How to Tie the Universal Knot
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How to Tie the Universal Knot

Most anglers already know how to tie the ubiquitous Uni-Knot, but just in case you don’t, here’s an easy-to-understand video from Nebraska Game and Parks that will show you how: This handy knot is simple, easy to learn, and does a lot of work for you. It can be used in a variety of ways,...

Fishing Tips for Arkansas Crappie
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Fishing Tips for Arkansas Crappie

Fishing formulas for papermouths LITTLE ROCK — With the crappie spawn in full swing, many anglers have ditched their catfish poles and bass-fishing rods and headed to the bank for some of the best-tasting fish to swim in Arkansas waters. With a slew of spinners, crankbaits, grubs and other bait choices available, we asked three...

Rolling on the River
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Rolling on the River

As early as February and certainly by March and April there are ample river-fishing opportunities across the U.S., even where most of the lakes are completely frozen. Many fisheries remain open year-round, but the spring spawn and 10lb walleyes can get anyone fired up to fish, making the spring months a favorite nationwide. That doesn’t...

Walleye Tips from Bob Jensen
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Walleye Tips from Bob Jensen

Some anglers believe that a particular lure will enable an angler to catch the most or the biggest fish.  It’s almost like it’s a magic bait.  While it’s certainly true that some baits are very good day-in and day-out, successful anglers understand that catching fish is usually a result of considering a few little things. ...