Ply bent-over bulrushes for epic shallow-water walleyes In this two-part article I will discuss how one of the best early-season walleye bites coincides with the shiner spawn each year. Part one will concentrate on the all-important when and where; part two will explain the how, giving you the exact presentations to take full advantage of this phenomenal bite. It’s sad but true: One of the greatest fallacies in walleye fishing—anglers’ reluctance to fish skinny water—prevents most guys from expe…

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The author, Jason Mitchell explains a few details on using slip bobbers which were honed from a noteworthy career of guiding walleye anglers on Devils LakeAs a guide, I believed that the most effective game plans just kept walleye fishing straight forward and simple. There are plenty of folks in this business who try to make fishing really complicated and you can make fishing akin to rocket science if you wish… I however made a living as a guide by dumbing the process down. I found t…

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Impulse® Smelt Minnow

Looked, tasted and felt as real as it smeltNORTHLAND’S IMPULSE® 3” AND 4” SMELT MINNOWSThey are like sushi gone wild!Impulse® Smelt MinnowBemidji, Minn. – Large fish like walleyes, bass and stripers often suspend beneath schools of silvery baitfish, or wait alongside structure for schools of suspended bait to swim by. Then they attack from below, sending the school fleeing in all directions, even as wounded minnows twitch and flutter helplessly down…

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Things are looking good for the walleye opener with the early ice-out and warm-up we’ve had. Typically fish are still involved in the spawn (especially in Northern Minnesota) and the fishing can be a little tough, but not this year. We’re weeks ahead of their “normal” schedule which means they should be biting, including the bigger females.

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NORTHLAND’S IMPULSE® JIGGIN’ LEECH and RIGGIN’ LEECH

You can’t teach a live leech to swim like theseNORTHLAND’S IMPULSE® JIGGIN’ LEECH and RIGGIN’ LEECHThey slither through the water with undulating actionImpulse® Jiggin’ LeechBemidji, Minn. – Live leeches have always been known for their seductive swimming actions that drive fish wild. But the problem is, they’re also notoriously difficult to obtain during certain seasons, particularly outside walleye areas where live bait rigging is popular.

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