Do Fish See Line?

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Walking down the aisles of a tackle store, you will most likely encounter several different choices of fishing line. The line can be fluorocarbon, monofilament, or some type of braided material in multiple colors. One of the biggest questions anglers have is whether fish can see line.

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Lake Sakakawea Bottom Bouncing – Ep. 17

Lake Sakakawea Bottom Bouncing

On This weeks episode of The Northland Fisherman the guys headed out to Lake Sakakawea in search of walleyes. They used a classic summer pattern of pulling spinners behind bottom bouncers. Find out more about the destination and how fishing was in this weeks episode of The Northland Fisherman.

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Rattlebait tactics for putting slab crappies on ice

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Tiny teardrops and pint-sized jigging spoons are traditional favorites for catching winter crappies, but savvy anglers looking for super-size crappies are quietly adding larger options from a completely different lure family to the mix.Their secret? Lipless rattling crankbaits best known for targeting bass in open water."Big crappies on big baits, it doesn't get any better than that," says lifelong ice angler and well-traveled crappie hunter Scott Glorvigen. "This lure categor…

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Lake Koshkonong, WI

Lake Koshkonong, WI

Simply referred to as “Kosh” by the many anglers who ply its waters, Lake Koshkonong, in Jefferson County, Wisconsin, has evolved from a lush, clear-water waterfowl marsh filled with wild rice, wild celery and other desirable types of vegetation in the 1880s into what is today—a murky, shallow-water expanse on the Rock River.The construction of the Indian Ford Dam, downstream from the lake, plus the intentional introduction of common carp by the federal government many years ag…

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South Dakota Fishing Report

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The bite continues here in South Dakota….A combination of weather, angler and pressure and time of year has slowed the bite some. There are still plenty of fish to be caught…..just need to work for them…..paying attention to detail and bringing your "A" game!Using electronics and/or an underwater camera is imperative in showing us their reaction to lures. Downsizing is critical this time of year and often going to more simple lures without sounds will entice more bites once fish …

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