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fall fishing

Kevin DahlkeFall is definitely upon us and with many warm days of late, there is that hint in the air that the cooler weather is finally coming. Hunting is in full swing, which has a number of anglers off the water, but for those that are still fishing, the late fall/pre-ice conditions are setting up nicely.Turnover is complete, fish are schooling and they definitely have their feed bags on now getting ready for the long cold winter ahead. These days of fishing are definitely worth trying out so…

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FISHING MEMORIES

Fishing Professor Jim McDonnell with a West Lake Okoboji walleye

by Bob Jensen Another open water fishing season is in the books: It was a nice season. Caught good numbers of fish most days, had a great time every day. I got to fish with old friends and new friends.

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Lake Vermilion, MN

Lake Vermilion, MN

The fifth largest of all the lakes in Minnesota, Lake Vermilion stretches about 40 miles from end-to-end and covers nearly 40,000 acres. Its two main basins, widely known as the Cook End (west) and Tower End (east) are separated by Oak Narrows, and each features abundant structure and cover where gamefish can spawn, feed and grow.The definition of a Canadian Shield Lake, Vermilion’s tannic-stained water is dominated by sand/gravel and rock/rubble shorelines that extend out to transition zo…

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Tips for more winter fishing success!

By Mike Frisch Ice fishing season will soon be here, meaning thousands of eager anglers across the northern states will soon be venturing out searching for their favorite fish species. Regardless the species sought, the following tips can probably help anglers in their winter fishing this year.Stay mobile Maybe the biggest difference between open-water fishing and ice angling is that open-water allows anglers to move easily from spot to spot searching for fish. While moving is not as easy f…

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The new Northland Fisherman Available now!

Tony Roach

Northland Fishing Tackle and Fishing the Midwest are pleased to announce that they are working together producing a new fishing series called, The Northland Fisherman. Published weekly on YouTube and shared on a variety of media outlets, this new series debuted November 4 with the first episode, Get To Know Tony Roach.The Northland Fisherman offers tips on finding and catching fish, but includes much more than your traditional video fishing tip! For example, some of the top fishing destinations …

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Jensen selected for Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame!

Bob Jensen

Fishing the Midwest was recently informed that Bob Jensen, founder of Fishing the Midwest, has been selected for 2017 induction to the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame.Jensen will join over 300 individuals and organizations that have been inducted and enshrined to the Hall of Fame since 1980.A native of Sheffield, Iowa, Bob Jensen began fishing as a young boy and started his career in the fishing industry as a Camp Fish instructor in northern Minnesota. Jensen was also a guide and tournamen…

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River Fall Bass

Chip Leer – River Fall Bass

By Chip LeerIn rivers across the Midwest, smallmouth bass make a fall migration from their summer ranges to deep wintering holes in the main channel. Along the way, they stop at predictable places to rest and feed, offering savvy anglers some of the year’s best bass fishing.One of my favorite fall fishing areas is the tip of a firm-bottomed, sandy bar bordered by softer substrate and vegetation such as wild rice. Depths of two to four feet are ideal.I use a two-pronged attack to catch the most b…

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Otter Tail Lake, MN

Otter Tail Lake, MN

Largest lake in Minnesota’s fishing friendly Otter Tail County, this iconic body of water is an angler’s dream. Though 120 feet at its deepest point, it’s loaded with structure and cover including flats, holes, humps, breaklines and weedbeds. In fact, 57 percent of the lake is less than 15 feet deep.

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