The right fishing wrench!

walleye

By Mike FrischWhen it comes to walleye fishing, there are lots and lots of jig styles, colors, and shapes available. Some folks might think, “well a jig is a jig.” However, choosing the right jig for a fishing situation can be as important as a mechanic choosing the right wrench or other equipment for fixing a car!Here are this “fishing mechanic’s” thoughts on selecting the right fishing tool for the job.When walleyes during early season are the target, I often favo…

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Northland’s IMPULSE Smelt Minnow

IMPULSE Smelt Minnow – Northland Fishing Tackle

By Ned KehdeWhen we were working on a gear guide about Northland Fishing Tackle’s new IMPULSE Core Swimbait with Jeff Gustafson of Kenora, Ontario, and Tony Roach of Moose Lake, Minnesota, we realized that we had failed to publish a gear guide about its IMPULSE Smelt Minnow.  We quickly concluded that it was high time that we publish one.This realization corresponded with Gustafson’s thirteenth-place finish at the FLW Tour event at Lake Travis, Texas, on Feb. 16, 17, and 18.

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Rainy River, MN/Ont

Rainy River, MN/Ont

The 85-mile stretch of the Rainy River from International Falls, MN, to Lake of the Woods is certainly among the finest fishing destinations in all America. Each year, in early spring—thanks to the extended fishing season (March 1 to April 14 in 2017) on the river, anglers arrive in droves to participate in what’s typically one of the hottest walleye bites on the planet.Resident walleyes, along with fish from downstream Lake of the Woods, flood the waterway in early spring, offering …

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Eye-Dropper Spoon, Down Deep

Eye-Dropper Spoon – Northland Fishing Tackle

By: Kevin DahlkeEvery time that we go out fishing, typically, search mode for finding the fish always kicks in. We ponder about fishing shallow and/or deep and try to start with a game plan. But as any angler knows, some game plans get thrown out and a new version needs to be created.Shallow water fishing allows you to get away with lighter baits, as you may only be fishing 6 feet of water.

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Consider bass in 2017!

bass fishing

By Mike Frisch Here in the land of 10,000 lakes the walleye is considered king. The walleye is, in fact, the state fish and preferred table fare. However, at the risk of offending the state’s diehard walleye anglers, my opinion is that for catching sheer numbers of fish and the fight they provide, the largemouth bass is hard to beat!A couple dozen fish a day is common when bass fishing Minnesota lakes, even during summer’s heat.

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Northland Tackle IMPULSE® Core Swimbait

Northland Tackle IMPULSE® Core Swimbait

By Ned KehdeMidwest finesse anglers have been slow to joining the swimbait phenomenon that was conceived in California in the 1970s and 1980s.Instead, we have been hooked on either the three- or four-inch curly-tail grub, and it has been part of some Midwest finesse anglers’ repertoire for four decades.Part of our tardiness revolves around the size of most of the swimbaits.  From our perspectives, the traditional swimbaits have been too big for our tactics and tastes.  But in rec…

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Northland Tackle Introduces the Impulse® Fatty Tube

Northland Fishing Tackle Impulse® Fatty Tube

Northland Fishing Tackle introduced their Impulse® Fatty Tube to the angling world at the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades show at Orlando, Florida, on Jul 12, 13, 14, and 15.We have mentioned many times in the Midwest Finesse columns that a tube has been one of the cornerstones of Midwest finesse tactics since Guido Hibdon of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, crossed paths with the late Bobby Garland at the U.S. Open tournament at Lake Mead in 1983. That was when Garland introd…

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Anglers’ Night with Professional Angler, Dusty Minke

Dusty Minke

Contact: Kyle Agre Email: kyle.agre@fmwalleyes.com Anglers’ Night withProfessional Angler, Dusty Minke March 2, 2017 Fargo, ND, Moorhead, MN- Professional angler, Dusty Minke, will be the guest speaker at the FM Walleyes Unlimited, Inc., Anglers’ Night Out meeting to be held Thursday, March 23rd at the Baymont Inn & Suites, Fargo, ND. Minke’s seminar will focus on Weapons for Midwest Walleyes. He will share tournament winning tactics from top destinations in …

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IMPULSE® CORE SWIMBAIT

Northland Tackle IMPULSE® Core Swimbait

ALL-AROUND ALL STARFAST OR SLOW, CLEAR OR CLOUDY, NORTHLAND’S NEW IMPULSE® CORE SWIMBAIT MIMICS BAITFISH IN ALL CONDITIONS Bemidji, Minn. – Whether you’re targeting beefy bass, panfish, pike or walleyes, Northland Fishing Tackle’s new IMPULSE® Core Swimbait looks and tastes like the real thing, at all speeds and in all water conditions.“This bait is a true utility player,” says veteran multi-species guide Tony Roach. “The extra-soft, ribbed body …

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St. Louis River, MN

St. Louis River, MN

Lake Superior’s largest tributary, the St. Louis River, winds southward 193 miles from its headwaters near Hoyt Lakes, MN, before turning northward again to run between the port cities of Duluth and Superior, Wisconsin, and out into the big lake.The lower river, dominated by a 12,000-acre freshwater estuary, was once, sadly, the depository for many types of industrial waste. It was, in fact, considered to be one of the most highly polluted rivers in Minnesota.

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