John Stears

by Bob JensenIt’s mid-summer and that means that fishing can be good. Some days are better than others, just like at any other time of year. There are a number of things we can do to increase our catching success at this time of year, but perhaps the most important thing we can do is to be flexible in our goals for the species of fish that we catch.

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Mike Frisch

A good way to connect with mid-summer walleyes is by keeping your hands to yourself. It may sound strange, but Team Northland member Mike Frisch says it’s about the best thing an angler can do when chasing walleyes with his preferred summertime method.Frisch is not only a Northland pro, he’s an outdoor communicator and a long-time guide who fishes any number of lakes near his home in Elbow Lake, Minnesota. Many of those lakes are strewn with submerged humps and islands that attract w…

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IMPULSE® Water Flea

PINT-SIZED PANFISH PLASTICS WITH A PUNCH!NORTHLAND’S IMPULSE® WATER FLEA BREATHES NEW LIFE INTO OLD PRESENTATIONSBemidji, Minn. – Northland Fishing Tackle has added a new supple, scented soft-plastic panfish bait to its legendary IMPULSE® lineup—the new IMPULSE® Water Flea.This breakout bait is infused with all the scent and flavor of Northland’s patented IMPULSE® Instinctual Attractant, which features a baked-in MicroPlankton formula gamefish can&rsq…

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Cass Lake, Minnesota

Cass Lake, one of many popular fishing lakes connected by the Upper Mississippi River, is nearly 16,000 acres in size and lies in Cass and Beltrami counties. The lake is a renowned muskie fishery, and has a reputation for producing jumbo yellow perch. But according to Team Northland member and well-known fishing guide, Brian “Bro” Brosdahl, “Cass Lake is one of the best walleye lakes in the state.”He adds, however, that anglers who fished Cass in years past might be in fo…

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Provoke A Boatside Muskie Strike

Metal lures and muskies match up like hot dogs and mustard during the summer months. There isn’t a bait better suited to power fishing—running and gunning a milk run of likely hangouts in search of active fish. Likewise, a muskie whose metabolism is red lined during the warm season is bound to be attracted by the throbbing, flashing blade, vibration-producing body and pulsating tail on a lure like the Bird-Shot Bucktail.Yet, with all this going on, the fact remains that a lot of musk…

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Bays de Noc, Lake Michigan

Big and Little Bays de Noc lie at the upper end of Lake Michigan’s Green Bay, and together make up about 100,000 acres of prime sportfishing water. Though many types of gamefish swim these waters, the bays are best known for walleyes—both in numbers and size.Team Northland member Mark Martin has been a top-ranking angler on elite competitive walleye circuits for years and knows these waters and their walleyes as well as, if not better, than anyone. The bays themselves offer a mixture…

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Chippewa Flowage, Wisconsin

Wisconsin’s famous Chippewa Flowage, in Sawyer County, is a walleye angler’s paradise. However, it’s also a popular destination for fishermen who pursue other species, as well as pleasure boaters of every kind.It was created in 1924 to optimize downstream water flow for power generation and flood control, and features more than 200 miles of largely undeveloped shoreline and roughly 200 islands. Because the eastern and western basins have distinctly different topographies, local…

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FORAGE MINNOW® DART

PUT THE MOVES ON PANFISH THAT HAVE SEEN IT ALLNEW ACTION-PACKED NORTHLAND FORAGE MINNOW® DART SWIMS CIRCLES AROUND THE COMPETITIONBemidji, Minn. – Northland Fishing Tackle’s new Forage Minnow® Dart swims, jukes and dances up a storm, allowing you to create animated jigging routines that trigger solid strikes from even the most jaded panfish, walleyes and other gamefish.“This isn’t just another chunk of lead,” says Team Northland stalwart and decorated f…

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rippin' shad

NORTHLAND RAISES THE BAR IN LIPLESS RATTLEBAITSWITH ENHANCED COLOR PALETTE FOR RENOWNED RIPPIN’ SHADBemidji, Minn. – Northland Fishing Tackle’s renowned Rippin’ Shad packs more eye appeal than ever, thanks to an enhanced color palette that includes eight brand-new fish-catching patterns designed to trigger more panfish, pike, walleyes and trout.“The Rippin’ Shad is a proven producer for vertical jigging through the ice, as well as casting and jigging in open-w…

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Bling-Jig

NORTHLAND’S NEW BRO’S BLING JIG GLIDES, FLICKERS, FLASHES AND FLAT-OUT OUTFISHES THE COMPETITIONBemidji, Minn. – Northland Fishing Tackle’s flashy new Bro’s Bling Jig is a flamboyant performer with enough fish-attracting glitz, glitter and showmanship to make Liberace look like a wallflower.Aimed at appealing to jumbo panfish and hungry walleyes, this newest addition to the legendary Bro’s Bug Collection hangs horizontally, thanks to a strategically placed dor…

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