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Sometimes, adding speed to your presentation will turn negative fish into aggressive biters./A long rod, Vanish leader and a crawler on a slow death rig helped Charlie Simkins bring in this beauty. -- Jerry Carlson
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Walleye: Trolling For Speed Bumps

It was a hard thing to understand. According to my electronics, the large, rocky reef we were targeting was littered with scattered pods of fish. From previous experiences at this location, we were certain the arcs on the screen were walleye. We just couldn’t make them bite.

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Jerry Carlson/ There are several options when it comes to targeting bass on the deep weedline. My favorite is the jigworm tipped with a PowerBait Shaky Worm.
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Worming the Deep Weedline

When it comes to targeting summertime bass, there are truly a multitude of methods and strategies that will catch fish. These strategies vary from angler to angler and will cater to the demands of working a particular type of bass holding structure.

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Little Girl With Little Fishing Poll Catches Huge Fish [VIDEO]

This is just too cute!

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Plant Shopping This Weekend Was Definitely Not a Success For Me

I've never been a huge fan of plant shopping mostly because I struggle at keeping them alive and because I have absolutely no idea what to buy.  Maybe you can help.

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Minnesota Fishing Opener: Pete 6, Fish 0 (Walleye Did Not Participate)

I spent the 2015 Minnesota fishing opener today in my kayak on the Sauk River chain of lakes near Richmond, and ended the day with 4 Small Mouth Bass, 1 Northern, and a Channel Catfish. Apparently the Walleye were scratched from today's lineup.

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Something Fishy’s Going On In Minnesota: Walleye Opener Tomorrow

Few days in Minnesota are celebrated like the opening weekend of the fishing season. Tomorrow marks the start of the 2015 walleye season on our 11,842 lakes. (I know we say 10,000 -- but Minnesotans don't like to brag.) I'll be spending the day on the water up north. Here are some interesting Minnesota fishing facts.

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What’s the Best Minnesota Lake to Check Out For This Weekend’s Fishing Opener?

Fishing opener is this weekend and I have to say I'm pretty excited because to me, this signal that we're officially headed in to summer!

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Lack of Snow and Rain May Make Fishing a Struggle on Minnesota Lakes This Year

I don't know about you but I'm more than ready to hit the water this year.  Fishing opener is just a little over a week away, but the lack of snow and rain may have a negative impact on that and other water activities this year.

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Adapting to Conditions Is Part of the Game

As we drove into the lot at Island View Lodge on Rainy Lake in northern Minnesota, it only took a moment to realize this was going to be a different sort of walleye trip for our group. Instead of being greeted by the serenity of the landscape, we were greeted by sandbags and huge pumps spewing water from behind the makeshift dam.

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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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