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Jerry Carlson with Northern
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In The Outdoors: Simple Tactics for Quality Northern

There are a lot of anglers that look at northern with disdain. They often refer to these fish with terms of endearment such as “slimers” or “snakes.” I have to admit, there have been times when small northern have pestered me to the point I feel the same. However, a good sized northern is quite a remarkable fish and very sporting to catch.

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Jerry Carlson
Jerry Carlson
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Where Are The Walleyes?

Jerry Carlson tells us where to look in the river, where to look online so we can find the right lakes, and he also explains how Minnesota's "Land and Legacy" amendment may get manipulated to benefit the 7-county metro area and leave us in the outstate out in the cold.

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Local Bait Shop Owner Talks Fishing Opener [AUDIO]

It might be less than ideal weather, but fisherman everywhere are gearing up for the first fishing weekend of the season.

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Jerry Carlson
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In The Outdoors: Crankbaits and Swimbaits For Early Fishing

I am not exactly sure when I first started to realize that crankbaits and swimbaits are pretty good lures for early season game fish. What I do know is I never seem to use them often enough.

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Cool Clear (and Clean) Water

The State's 10 largest walleye lakes test clean for PFC's in fish - New mercury data will be included in updated fish consumption guidelines in June, so says the Minnesota Department of Health.

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Bob caught a fish!
Bob caught a fish!
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The Countdown Has Begun to the Great Minnesota Fishing Opener

The 2011 Minnesota Fishing Opener is only 2 weeks away! Here's a list of great tips from Outdoors Editor Jerry Carlson to help you get ready.

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Jerry Carlson
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In The Outdoors: Getting Bass To Bite

Set the Table, Serve Them Steel

It was one of those perfect mornings. The wind was calm, the temperature was cool but comfortable and the bass season was open. The table was set for a great da

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Fishing To Start Late On Certain Northeast Minnesota Waters

The fishing season will get off to a late start on certain northeastern Minnesota lakes and streams because of the cold winter. The Department of Natural Resources says the expected late ice-out dates will mean delayed spawning.

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FEMA Encourages Minnesotans To Get Flood Insurance

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is encouraging Minnesota residents and businesses to buy flood insurance before it's too late. Minnesota faces the threat of flooding statewide this year. FEMA points out there's a 30-day waiting period before a policy takes effect.

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Jerry Carlson with Perch
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Jerry Carlson Outdoors: Gearing up for Late Ice Perch

I don’t know of very many honest to goodness rags to riches stories, but I would have to say perch come about as close to a fairytale as any fishing story I know. These golden beauties that were once maligned as trash fish now sit near the top of the heap

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