Spring Crappie Strategies for Success

Joel Nelson talks about the spring crappie transition from deep wintering holes, all the way up to the shallow shoreline spawning areas they use later in spring. He touches on location, presentation and some hot baits you can use to put more crappies in the boat.

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Monster Magnet

  Northland’s Rumble Monster is the perfect bait for alpha predators BEMIDJI, Minn. (April 26, 2021) – When fishing the meanest fish that swim in freshwater—we’re talking muskies and mega pike—you need the right gear. That includes the right rod and reel and the right presentation. What do massive muskies and pike like to eat?…

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Building Rumble Series Crankbaits

  Northland’s Heat Compression Molding (HCM) process produces more durable and accurate balsa crankbaits. BEMIDJI, Minn. (April 20, 2021) – Northland Fishing Tackle® is now in the premium hard bait game with the new Rumble series crankbaits designed by chief lure designer, Jarmo Rapala…and fishing is definitely better with balsa.   The Rumble series is…

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How Northland’s Premium Balsa Lures are Made (HCM Process)

From a block of wood to welded, through-wire construction to the finished hand painted body. Each lure is tested to make sure it runs true before it ever leaves the factory. All Northland Rumble baits are handmade with the defining Heat Compression Molding (HCM) process that promises unmatched durability… and baits that run true on…

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Rolling on the River

  Expert walleye angler Joel Nelson simplifies river techniques to capitalize on the spring bite. As early as February and certainly by March and April there are ample river-fishing opportunities across the U.S., even where most of the lakes are completely frozen. Many fisheries remain open year-round, but the spring spawn and 10lb walleyes can…

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Speed Control

Northland’s Nick Lindner demonstrates how to master jig drop speed. BEMIDJI, Minn. (April 13, 2021) – Not often is the whole of fish caught evenly distributed amongst the boat. Typically, someone has the edge. Secret color? Maybe. Pure luck? Unlikely. Modifying presentations to the fondness of the fish? That’s the one. Nowhere is this premise…

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The Rite of Spring

  Nothing says spring has sprung more than the season’s first crappie frenzy. Early season panfish bites are a rite of spring, happening throughout the country as reliably as budding lilacs, morels pushing and gobbling turkeys. Crappies and bluegills both work their way from mid-winter depths to staging areas, then eventually into shallow cover and…

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True on the Troll: Northland’s New Rumble Stick

  New Rumble Stick set to shake up the water for deep water multi-species success. BEMIDJI, Minn. (April 7, 2021) – In March of 1958, rockabilly guitarist phenom Link Wray released his single “Rumble” and listeners immediately took note with dance halls and jukeboxes practically wearing out the vinyl. The instrumental featured some of the…

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