Panfish

Catch More Cold-Water Crappies this Spring

As winter fades slowly into spring, crappies and other panfish begin a predictable transition from thermally stable, deep water basins toward warming shallows where the food web of the lake is beginning to bloom. This general movement may take a

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Straight Line Ice Fishing Reels

There is no question that straight line reels have taken over the ice fishing market the past two years. Straight line reels offer many advantages for a lot of anglers but are they for everyone? What reel is best for

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Better Bite Detection In Deep Water, How-To

One of the best ways to catch crappies during mid-winter is to head for deeper basin areas. Depending on the type of lake, crappies will either suspend in these areas or stay glued to the bottom. The depths we’re talking

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Striker Climate Suit – Product Review

Having an extremely early winter this year, I was able to put some hours in on the fresh ice with my suit. I chose to go with the Climate suit and Bibs, which is Strikers warmest suit which seemed fitting for the cold harsh conditions here in Northern Minnesota.

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Custom Jigs & Spins Adds New Sizes to Their Spoon Lineup

Predator fish can be picky; enough so that if something looks out of sorts, they’ll turn tail and swim off without second guessing.

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Finding Fish in Transition – How To

Typically, as fall arrives, many of us head for the tree stand or blind, turning our attention to birds and bucks. Yet, what’s happening on the water this time of the year can be equally as awesome as what’s happening in the field.

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Fly and Bobber for Big Summer Gills

Big summer blue gills are getting ready to start getting fat on millions of bugs, moths, mosquitoes, or any other tiny winged thing that lands on the water. There are as many different ways to fish for blue gills during the

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Spring PANdemonium, How- To

Ask any saltwater angler whether ‘high’ or ‘low’ tide is the pick of the litter, and not only will you get mixed results, but iterations from “the first hour of incoming tide,” to “halfway through outgoing,” to “dead flat –

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Trinity, Ho-ly – Three Lure Styles that Do it All

No matter where you jig or for what, here’s 3 lure styles that do it all What a season for ice and ice fishing! I’m always surprised when fishermen idle down their ice fishing attack by mid-March. Ice is typically

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Heaven on Ice

Minnesota’s Grand Rapids area proves priceless to anglers wanting to tap late ice. I used to think it was a cruel joke that God put so much water in Minnesota, considering it would just be frozen for a large portion

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Zeroing in on the Hard Water Panfish

We have all been faced with the challenge, a new body of water. Where do we start? During the winter months I love chasing Panfish. Hard water means searching for the largest Panfish I can find. Sure, I may spend

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