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Jerry Carlson -- Cashing in on the spring panfish bonanza is an enjoyable time of the year for many anglers.
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The Spring Panfish Bonanza

Every spring, I look forward to the days when I can drop a boat into open water and fish the shallow water panfish bite. For me, this is an enjoyable time that frequently offers some of the best crappie and bluegill angling of the year.

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Area Fish Houses Need To Be Removed By Midnight Tonight

Ice fishing houses must be removed from area lakes by midnight tonight (3/1), or face the possibility of being confiscated or destroyed -- with owners facing prosecution. Lakes in the northern third of the state don't have removal deadlines until March 16th.

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Jerry Carlson -- Geese that are directly above the spread can easily see all of the dangers that are lurking below. Excellent concealment is essential!
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Outsmarting the Wary Snow Goose

My very first snow goose hunt took place 30 years ago in New Mexico near the Elephant Butte impoundment on the Rio Grande River. My brother and I set up three hundred homemade decoys on a flyway thousands of birds used daily as they moved off of the water and flew out to feed.

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Your 2014 Fishing License Expires This Saturday

2014 Minnesota fishing licenses expire this Saturday, February 28th -- so if you plan on fishing Sunday, you'll need to get a fresh one. Get caught fishing without one, and it'll cost you $135. Good news, you can get a new one from the DNR online right here.

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Where Is The Best Place To Take A Spring Break Vacation In Minnesota? [POLL]

It's getting to be that time of year again -- students will be heading out on spring break.  That means traveling for many families.

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Quality, midday panfish can offer winter entertainment for hard water anglers. --Jerry Carlson
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Why Winter Panfish?

Over the years, I have had many people ask me why I prefer to chase panfish during the hard water season. This is never an easy answer for me as there are many reasons for my winter panfish addiction.

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Help…I’ve Never Been Ice Fishing!

I've been fishing twice in my life, but never in the cold of winter...so needless to say as a novice angler, I need some tips for the Brainerd Jaycee's Tournament this Saturday on Gull Lake.

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It’s All About Efficiency With Ice Fishing

The deep water basin that typically holds winter crappies was void of activity. There was not one single house in the area and very few old holes.

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Question: Skiing or Snowboarding on Sunday for the 98 Country Ski Day?

It's now less than 4 days away...the 1st 98 Country Ski Day of 2014 at Powder Ridge! But...especially if you've never been to the slopes before, what mountain sport will you participate in? Here's a few points to consider...

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Central Minnesota Winter Weather Update

Our first serious weather situation of 2015 is here, with school cancelled yesterday for fear of colder temperatures that are supposed to arrive tonight with high winds and blowing snow!

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Like Guns & Music? This [VIDEO] is For You

Move over Toby Keith and Anna Kendrick...there's a new "cup song" parody catching fire across social media. Let's just say all you firearms lovers are gonna like this one a lot...

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What Do Bitter Cold Temps Do To Your Body?

As Minnesotans, we're a hearty lot. We're not deterred by snow, ice, cold, and wind. I like bundling up and going for a run in cold weather, wearing a face mask; being careful to have  little or no skin exposed. Experts caution that these bitter cold temperatures need to be taken seriously.

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