by Bob Jensen The stretch of the Mississippi River where it provides a border for Minnesota/Wisconsin and Wisconsin/Iowa is one of the most productive fisheries in the world.  The variety of fish and the quality of fish is amazing.  I was on the Mississippi last week with some friends.  We fished the stretch from Lansing, […]

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by Bob Jensen   If you want to catch more fish, whether it is spring, summer, fall or winter, you need to be versatile.  Being versatile when you’re fishing means different things.  Let’s look at some of those things. Some anglers are one-dimensional.  For instance, all they fish for are bass.  Or, maybe all they […]

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by Bob Jensen   It might sound premature, but fall fishing is not too far away.  Summer fishing patterns emerged later than usual this year, as the weather was pretty cold later into the summer months this year.  Spring fishing patterns held on longer than usual, making this kind of an interesting fishing season.  For […]

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by Bob Jensen We’re in the summer season pretty much everywhere in fishing country.  The spawn is over, so the fish, regardless of specie, are doing one thing:  They’re either eating, or they’re looking for something to eat.  If you can put a bait in front of a fish in a way that looks appealing […]

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by Bob Jensen When we go fishing, we always try real hard to remember to take all the things we need for a successful fishing trip.  It’s easy to remember rods and reels and tackleboxes and sandwiches, but there are some other things that are often forgotten that should be part of the fishing trip.  […]

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by Bob Jensen Bodies of water go through their ups and downs.  For a few years certain bodies of water are very productive fisheries, then something happens and they lose their productivity.  Often times it’s Mother Nature doing her thing with droughts or poor reproduction or whatever, other times over-harvest will impact the productivity of […]

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by Bob Jensen When most anglers go fishing, they’re out there to feel a fish pull back on their line.  Usually we hit the water with a plan for a specific species of fish, and some of the time we’re successful:  The fish are eating what we’re showing them. At other times, the targeted specie […]

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The strike’s so violent you’d swear it’s more about settling a score By Mitch Eeagan Cast. Reel. Stop! Count to 30. Twitch. Wait… now another twitch, twitch. Stop! Let it sit. No, longer… Okay, twitch it again. Wham! Strikes on suspending jerkbaits or large soft-plastics nipped onto ultra-lightweight jig heads can be so violent, you’d […]

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