by Bob Jensen  | It’s that time of year:  The boat is being rigged, I’m putting fresh line on my reels, I’m calling friends to see if they have any good fishing reports, in short, I’m preparing for the open water fishing season.  As I prepare, I have lots of memories, mostly good, about past […]

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by Bob Jensen  | I’ve been seeing more and more anglers on and in the water recently.  Some of them are fishing from boats, some are wading, others are fishing from docks or shore.  Some of them are catching fish, some aren’t catching too much.  If you want to catch more fish early in the […]

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by Bob Jensen  | About this time every year I start thinking about new or existing open water fishing techniques that I want to learn more about.  One of the real keys to fishing success is being versatile.  There are lots of ways to catch fish.  Some techniques are kind of seasonal, others work better […]

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by Bob Jensen  | For the most part, ice-fishing came to an early end this year.  That means that open water fishing will have an early start:  In fact, throughout the Midwest, some anglers are already enjoying open water fishing.  They’re on rivers, and they’re fishing for walleyes.  Walleyes will eat a bait year ‘round.  […]

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by Bob Jensen  | Things change. That’s true in life, and it’s true in fishing. This past open water season and recently while ice-fishing I realized some changes that I found to be interesting. Following are some of those changes. Consider Clear Lake in north central Iowa: When I was learning to fish many years […]

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by Bob Jensen  |   Boy oh boy what an ice-fishing season it’s been across the Midwest, and it’s not done yet:  There is still lots of time to go fishing and lots of fish are still out there waiting to be caught.  This is the time of year though, when it pays to be […]

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by Bob Jensen  | In some states in walleye country, the walleye ice-fishing season is winding down.  Some places protect walleyes as they enter the time of the year when they’re preparing to spawn.  In the areas where catching and keeping walleyes is permitted though, we are entering a time of year when walleye fishing […]

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by Bob Jensen  |   Ice anglers and open water anglers are always looking for a new trick that will help them catch more fish.  They’re looking for that magic bait, or bait color, or method of retrieving, or whatever that will help them get more fish to bite.  In reality, there is no one […]

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