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Early Ice: A Quiet and Productive Time of the Year

Early Ice: A Quiet and Productive Time of the Year

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Roger Lydeen and Brian Corrigan show the geese they harvested while hunting a grass field.
Roger Lydeen and Brian Corrigan show the geese they harvested while hunting a grass field.
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Capitalizing on Lessons Learned

Capitalizing on Lessons Learned

As I began the process of preparing for another Canada goose hunting season, I couldn’t help but reflect on some of the hunts I participated in last year...

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Photo: Minnesota DNR
Photo: Minnesota DNR
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You Can Vote For a New Minnesota License Plate

Three finalists for a new Minnesota license plate were revealed on Monday - and you get to pick your favorite.

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Crappies do not have to be the forgotten summer fish if anglers follow a simple procedure for finding them.
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Don’t Forget those Summer Crappies

Don’t Forget those Summer Crappies

Summer is a busy time in the fishing world. There are many choices a person can make when it comes to targeting fish species...

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Marco Garcia, Getty Images
Marco Garcia, Getty Images
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Lifeguards in High Demand for St. Cloud This Summer

Many cities across Minnesota are dealing with a shortage of lifeguards, in part due to the growing economy and fewer younger workers looking for a summer job. St. Cloud Parks and Recreation Director Scott Zlotnik says lifeguards are in high demand for their wading pools, which open next month.

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Jerry Carlson
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Early Spring Snow Geese and Maybe More

 

For those of us that are waterfowl junkies, we look for every opportunity to partake in our passion. For many, the spring snow goose migration is a way of extending the goose hunting forays into another season.

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Jerry Carlson/By pouring a little water on smooth ice and placing the transducer in the water, suspended fish can be located without ever drilling a hole.
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Love Those Winter Panfish

When it comes to ice fishing, I am definitely someone that thrives on panfish. Crappies and sunnies have a way of keeping me entertained through the entire frozen water period.

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Jerry Carlson/Spring bobbers are an effective bite detection system that is quite easy to master.
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Put a Little Spring in Your Bobber

It happens to me several times every winter. Someone that has not experienced the pleasures of modern ice fishing techniques asks me to take them panfish fishing. I gladly oblige.

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Jerry Carlson/Suspended fish show up well on electronics and makes it easy for anglers to focus their efforts on the holes that hold fish.
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Targeting Deep Basin Panfish

It was clear we had the lake to ourselves as we drove into the landing and looked out over the frozen landscape. This out-of-the-way body of water received little pressure during the winter months, especially midweek.

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Jerry Carlson/Working as a team helped land the bass/Catching a bigger fish on light line is always a thrill. Knowing how to handle it increases your odds of getting it on the ice
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Handling the Occasional Bigger Fish

It was over a cup of coffee one morning that ice angling legend, Dave Genz and I got into a discussion about the occasional bigger fish that is caught while on a panfish outing. We both agreed that when a group of anglers get together for a day on the ice, someone in the group usually sticks an unexpected quality fish.

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