by Bob Jensen   Through the years, wherever and whenever anglers go fishing, live bait has always been the go-to bait when fishing gets tough.  It’s still that way in many fishing situations:  Pure and simple, live minnows, nightcrawlers, leeches, crickets, crawdads, and whatever else catch fish.  But plastic baits are taking the place of […]

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 by Bob Jensen     When we go fishing, there are a lot of things we need to take into consideration if we want to get fish to bite consistently.  We need to think about where the fish will be when we’re on the water.  Once we get that figured out, we need to decide […]

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by Bob Jensen This morning there were two inches of new snow on the ground.  Winter doesn’t want to let go, but like it or not, winter is going away.  When it does, I’m going fishing.   And I’m going to be using a bait that many anglers don’t use early in the year.  I’m going […]

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By Bob Jensen For many anglers, the first fishing trip of the open water season is for crappies.  In some areas, fishing season for walleyes and bass and such is not yet open, but regulations permit us to chase crappies. In other areas, crappies are just really accessible early in the fishing season.  They can […]

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By Tom Neustrom Walleyes are flexible, their lives spent adapting to ever evolving surroundings. This opposed to the fact that many walleye anglers are inflexible, set in their ways. Such was the case fishing alongside friends and relatives as a punk kid who should be happy just to have a seat in the boat. Those […]

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UP YOUR CATCH BY TROLLING by Bob Jensen Across North America, most fish in most places are done spawning. After a few days of rest, those fish will get hungry, very hungry. If you can put a bait near a fish, it will probably bite that bait.  The key is to show as many fish as […]

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By Brian Grossman Most of us were taught growing up that practice makes perfect. For most things in life that is pretty sound advice, but when it comes to bowhunting, not all practice is equal. There was a time, not too long ago, when archery practice consisted of a couple of square bales of straw […]

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