August traditionally is a tough time to get a good bite going for most walleye lakes I fish, but there are definitely options and ways to get it done.  Each lake has hatched, bloomed, or otherwise reached its peak productivity, and fish have been taking full advantage of the flush of forage that’s been pumped…

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            I’ve found that most people who casually fish for crappies have a sort of seasonal affective disorder for the species, being entirely giddy for spring runs to the shallows and generally depressed regarding the prospect of catching one after the early-season boom.  Or maybe you’re just into fishing for…

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Weed-bound walleyes are a worthy adversary given the traditional means we often use to pursue that species. A few hours of playing in the weeds sends most anglers to the relatively snag-free depths, where the worst hang-ups are caused by snail-shells or clams. Rocks at least stay put, and typically only come up a few…

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I just got back from a tough-bite on Lake Pepin where active fish were few, and passing fronts were many.  From long, soaking rains and big wind to sunburn-inducing high skies and flat water, we saw it all in the course of two days of fishing.  Still, we caught a good number of fish, and…

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REVOLUTIONARY NEW DEEP “Vee” JIG DESIGN TAKES INDUSTRY BY STORM THE LEADER IN JIG FISHING REVEALS A NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN DESIGN THAT WILL CHANGE HOW YOU TARGET ALL SPECIES Bemidji, Minn. – NEW FOR 2020, Northland Fishing Tackle exerts its dominance in the world of jig fishing, adding a revolutionary new design to its long line of…

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NEW DEEP “Vee” JIG DESIGN ADDS HISTORIC VARIATION HISTORICALLY-PROVEN BUCKTAIL NOW OFFERED IN DEEP VEE PLATFORM Bemidji, Minn. – NEW FOR 2020, Northland Fishing Tackle expands its Deep-Vee Jig  lineup with a version dressed in bucktail.  Just as the original, it sports a a keeled “DEEP-VEE” design that’s thicker on top, and thin on bottom…

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LEADING MINNOW LURE NOW BETTER THAN EVER NORTHLAND FISHING TACKLE ADDS RATTLES TO ONE OF THE COMPANY’S MOST SUCCESSFUL LURES OF ALL-TIME Bemidji, Minn. – NEW FOR 2020, Northland Fishing Tackle is putting a twist on its ever-popular Puppet Minnow®. The breakthrough introduction of rattles to this already-incredible bait, now offers an attractive option to…

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GLO-SHOT LINEUP EXPANDS WITH SPEED OF LIGHT OFFERING NORTHLAND FISHING TACKLE UNVEILS THE LATEST GLO-SHOT SPOON FOR QUICK AND BRIGHT DEPLOYMENT Bemidji, Minn. – NEW FOR 2020, Northland Fishing Tackle is offering a key addition to its industry-leading Glo-Shot® lineup. The Glo-Shot® Fire-Belly Spoon sports its trademark glow in a variety of colors, all while…

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NEW HYBRID MINNOW BAIT OFFERS BEST OF BOTH WORLDS NORTHLAND FISHING TACKLE UNVEILS A SWIMMING MINNOW JIG THAT FISHES LIKE A PUPPET MINNOW, WITH THE SUBTLETY OF SOFT PLASTIC Bemidji, Minn. – NEW FOR 2020, Northland Fishing Tackle expands its hard bait AND soft-plastic offerings by combining two of their most popular lures.  The Rippin’ Minnow…

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Over the years, I’ve been shown by other anglers a number of ways to make fish taste better.  Nearly all of them involve drawing blood from the fish by washing, salt, or general care of the catch before ever getting to the filleting stage.  It’s a fascinating topic, as everyone seems to have their own…

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