Pro fisherman Mark Courts is no stranger to technology. He’s one of the new breed of anglers comfortable with laptops, iPhones, iPads and the latest fishing electronics on the market. And he knows how to use technology to his advantage in the walleye and bass tournaments he fishes. “I’m always looking for new ways to […]

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by Mitch Eeagan Winter’s grip will soon relax. As the season’s thick grey clouds thin, elevating rays of sun will slash through the bitter air and warm it to a more comfortable tone. The snowpack’s about to melt; the warming environment is a trigger for once-lethargic crappie to roam towards shallow water from their dead-of-winter […]

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By Jim Edlund with Pat Kalmerton Amidst the focus on jigging and mobility over recent years, some proven strategies have been lost in the icy shuffle. Regardless, tip-up fishing has consistently produced fish and put guys head-to-head in 50-yard dash sprints since day one. It’s forged (and compromised) friendships over the years, served as fun […]

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 by Bob Jensen It’s at this time of year every year that I reflect on years passed:  I don’t mean to do this, I just can’t help it.  And, for the most part, my trips down Memory Lane are usually pretty pleasant.  As I tripped down Memory Lane from the comfort of my couch the […]

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by Bob Jensen  When you go ice-fishing, you need to do several things to consistently catch fish. First, you’ve got to be on a body of water that has a good population of the fish that you want to catch. Next, you need to be in an area on that body of water that is […]

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by Bob Jensen Whenever, wherever, however you go fishing, the line you choose to use is a very important consideration.  It’s the only thing between you and the fish, so you want a line that you can count on to be strong so you can get the fish onto the ice or into the boat.  […]

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by Bob Jensen There’s been a skim of ice on the small ponds lately in the northern part of the region where people go ice-fishing.  That skim is gone by late morning, but it’s a reminder that ice-fishing is getting closer every day.  Although the more we learn about ice-fishing the more we realize that […]

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by Bob Jensen The other day while I was preparing some of my open water fishing gear for storage I did what I usually do while I’m performing that task: I think back on the year of open water fishing that has just passed. Thinking back always brings fond memories, and it also reminds me […]

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