Leech Lake: Multi-Species Paradise

Leech Lake

Expand lake map Download Full Size Map Expand lake map Download Full Size Map Leech Lake: Multi-Species Paradise Leech Lake in Cass County, Minnesota, is among sportfishing’s crown jewels in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Third in size only to Red Lake and Mille Lacs, Leech’s 110,000 acres offer a diverse landscape of structure and cover that holds a wide array of gamefish species for winter and open-water anglers. Its irregular shoreline is studded with bays, large and small, that feature fish-holdi…

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Lake Winnebago, WI: Walleye Factory

Lake Winnebago, WI

Expand lake map Download Full Size Map Lake Winnebago, WI: Walleye Factory The largest of Wisconsin’s inland waters, Lake Winnebago is part of a chain that includes lakes Poygan, Winneconne and Butte des Morts. Although the big lake covers nearly 132,000 acres over three counties, it is quite shallow, with a maximum depth of just 21 feet. The lake’s extreme characteristics make it a perfect environment for gamefish—large- and smallmouth bass, pike, catfish, muskies, yellow perch, and especially …

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Spoon Savvy

Fishing Hall of Fame Legend Gary Roach Shows off jumbo perch he caught jigging spoons

Judge spoons by weight and shape, not glitz or glam By Chip Leer Fishing Hall of Fame Legend Gary Roach Shows off jumbo perch he caught jigging spoons.   New Buck-shot Flutter Spoon from Northland Tackle is constructed of a light-weight metal that falls slower than other spoons of similar size. Jigging spoons are deadly weapons, but not all spoons are alike.

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ON FROZEN POND

Fishing the Midwest By Bob Jensen     We’re on the back side of winter, and that means a couple of things. We’ll probably get another winter storm or two, and we’re also entering a period of outstanding ice-fishing action. End of the winter ice-fishing can be productive and enjoyable for a couple of reasons.

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KEEP COMFORTABLE ON THE ICE

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Fishing the Midwest By Bob Jensen Back in the day, some people didn’t go ice-fishing because they didn’t like to be cold. While that may have been a valid excuse then, now there is no need to avoid ice-fishing due to the cold. We have all sorts of clothing and equipment that will enable us to stay comfortable on the ice.

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March on the Ice

Fishing the Midwest by Bob Jensen It seems like February just started and I’m already looking forward to ice-fishing in March. March is my favorite month for ice-fishing. The days are longer, the weather isn’t as cold, and the fish like to get caught in March.

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LOOKING FORWARD

Fishing the Midwest by Bob Jensen I looked out the window this morning and sure enough, there was a blizzard going on just like the weather predictors had said there would. With today’s clothing and shelters, ice-fishing in the cold is no problem. But ice-fishing in the wind with driving snow is not for me today.

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