Mille Lacs Lake, MN

This legendary body of water that’s an easy drive from the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area enjoys a reputation that spreads far beyond state borders. Known first as a “walleye factory,” the lake is a bucket-list destination for anglers who want to experience walleye fishing at its finest.

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Mike Frisch

by Bob Jensen Ice anglers and open water anglers are always looking for a new trick that will help them catch more fish. They’re looking for that magic bait, or bait color, or method of retrieving, or whatever that will help them get more fish to bite. In reality, there is no one bait or technique that will always get the fish to cooperate.

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mid-winter ice-fishing

by Bob Jensen We’re entering the mid-winter ice-fishing season. Ice-fishing this time of year can be productive, but it can also be challenging. If we have answers for those challenges, we can be successful at catching fish through the ice.

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Lake Winnipeg, MAN

The immensity of Lake Winnipeg is impossible to comprehend if you’ve not seen it for yourself. Stretching 271 miles from north to south, and nearly 70 miles at its widest, this vast vestige of the Ice Age covers nearly 9,120 square miles—roughly 4% of Manitoba’s total surface area—making it the world’s 10th largest freshwater lake.Lake Winnipeg’s north basin is larger and somewhat deeper than its south basin, but it’s in the south basin—specificall…

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Rainy Lake, ONT/MN

Spanning the border between Ontario and Minnesota, Rainy Lake is a 220,000-plus-acre remnant of former glacial Lake Agassiz, which during the glacial period covered more surface area than all of the modern Great Lakes combined.Covering nearly 360 square miles, about 70% of which lies within Ontario’s borders, the lake forms an L-shape and is studded with more than 2,000 islands. The base of the “L,” known as the South Arm, runs roughly from Kettle Falls, MN, to International Fa…

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 by Bob Jensen There are so many outstanding ice-fishing opportunities across the Midwest, but one location that has become a favored destination of mine and of many others is Big Stone Lake in west-central Minnesota. Actually, the east shore of the lake is in Minnesota, the west shore is in South Dakota. Big Stone is a wide spot in the Minnesota River.

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Lake of The Woods—Kenora, Ontario

Some would say that the beautiful and bountiful northern section of Lake of the Woods is the centerpiece of Sunset Country in northwest Ontario. Roughly bounded by Kenora, Ontario, to the north, Monument Bay to the west and across the Aulneau Peninsula to Whitefish Bay in the east, this section of the magnificent lake is peppered with islands, coves and channels, and is better defined in square miles than expressed in surface acres or shoreline measurements.“The best way to describe this p…

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