Ice Out Crappies

  It’s been an odd spring, and for that matter, and even more peculiar winter. Open water in the southern part of the state has been around for a few weeks, while in the north, there’s still ice, albeit a poor version of it, clinging to memories of a winter that wasn’t. Early season panfish…

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Throw the Best Balsa

  Northland Fishing Tackle’s new Rumble Shiner is a legend in the making. BEMIDJI, Minn. (March 26, 2021) – Anglers are in for a treat this season with the release of Northland® Fishing Tackle’s new Rumble Shiner. This premium minnow-style hard bait should be a big hit with just about any freshwater predator species.  …

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Walleye Jigs – How to Adjust Drop-Speed to Catch More Walleyes

We’ve all been in the boat when someone starts thwacking ’em on jigs, and for whatever reason, nobody else can get bit. Oftentimes, it’s small details in your presentation that can make all the difference, resulting in walleyes hitting the net vs. coming home empty-handed after an unsuccessful day on the water. In this video,…

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River Fishing Tactics

A little bit of warm weather certainly works wonders, and brings anglers to spring river runs in droves. For good reason, as pre-spawn movements congregate walleyes upstream through pinch-points and up to dam structures. It’s a dynamic bite that in most areas, relies on mother nature cooperating in the form of consistent temps that prevent…

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Early Season Walleyes on the Rainy River

Early season walleye action is finally humming on the Rainy River on the Minnesota/Ontario border. Nick Lindner runs through some up-to-date conditions, as well as some go-to presentations and strategies for targeting spring walleyes in river systems.

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Springtime Panfish Transition

Fishing panfish is by far one of the most enjoyable ways to spend a day. Since our last guide trip last weekend, I have been chasing pannies every single day. This week I have gone as far as even traveling to Ottertail County, MN for a day trip in panfish paradise. Anyone that knows sunfish,…

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Casting Jerkbaits for Walleyes

Introducing the NEW Rumble series of hard baits from Northland Tackle! The balsa construction of the Rumble Shiner changes the game for shallow water walleyes with it’s erratic slashing action and slow rise which triggers more strikes!

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Spring Panfish Must Haves

  Spring has nearly sprung, and while everyone’s getting excited for warmer weather and open-water, not all have their ducks in a row when it comes to tackle.  Especially panfish tackle.  Spring crappie and bluegill angling can be a simple affair in the shallows, but even still, it’s those tackle-box staples that seem easiest to…

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The Shad is Ready to Rumble

Northland Fishing Tackle’s new Rumble Shad set to shake up the water for multi-species action BEMIDJI, Minn. (March 12, 2021) – Northland Fishing Tackle® enters the premium hardbait game with the new Rumble crankbait series, designed by none other than chief lure designer Jarmo Rapala. He knows fishing is better with balsa…   From a…

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