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Deep basin crappie towns can be a great location strategy for midday crappie. By using two-pound-test Berkley Micro Ice and maggots on a Hexi Fly, these fish can be coaxed into a daytime bite. -- Jerry Carlson
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Deep Basin Crappie Towns: A Reliable Strategy

The public access was almost empty when I pulled in. As I unloaded my four wheeler, I could see a few vehicles still on the ice, but for the most part, the lake was quieting down for the mid day lull.

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Food Plots and Pheasants

It was four years ago that I planted a small acre and a half food plot on some CRP land I own. At that time, the pheasant numbers were still fairly strong. However, I knew it was only a matter of time before Mother Nature would send an old fashioned winter our way and the bird population would crash.

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Lodge/Jerry Carlson
Lodge/Jerry Carlson
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Hunting Camp Equally as Important as Hunting Season

Everyone looks forward to the hunting season for different reasons. For some, it is all about the quest of game. Whether it is geese, ducks, roosters or big game, hunting season is focused on getting afield and participating in the hunt.

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Minnesota DNR, photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
Minnesota DNR, photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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Five Years Later, New Minnesota Park Comes Along – Slowly

Lake Vermilion State Park's thick forest of towering pines, sweeping views from overlooks and alluring islands make it an appealing getaway destination. What's lacking are many visitors.

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Location Can Determine Honker Success

It was not much to look at. The 20 acre field of small grain was tiny compared to some of the other potential hunting spots in the region. According to the landowner, the geese had pretty much been ignoring it, favoring the larger fields instead.

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Fishing expert, Charlie Simkins, understands the correlation between quality equipment and successful angling | Jerry Carlson
Fishing expert, Charlie Simkins, understands the correlation between quality equipment and successful angling | Jerry Carlson
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Easy Steps to Becoming a Better Angler

I believe there are a lot of similarities between golf and fishing and often make comparisons between the two. For instance, no matter how good a person’s game is, there is always room for improvement and we strive to become better than we are.

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This dandy northern fell to a jig tipped with PowerBait on my very first cast of the day | Jerry Carlson
This dandy northern fell to a jig tipped with PowerBait on my very first cast of the day | Jerry Carlson
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Fishing From the Mixing Bowl

I arrived in Nevis, Minnesota early in the morning to begin a two day marathon fishing outing with guide and fishing expert, Kelley Cirks. Each summer, Cirks and I hit the lakes in the Park Rapids region in what has become an annual event.

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There are many variations that can be applied to live-bait rigging including floaters, colored hooks and even spinners | Jerry Carlson
There are many variations that can be applied to live-bait rigging including floaters, colored hooks and even spinners | Jerry Carlson
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Live-Bait Rigs Are Always an Option

I love to fish and I love to catch fish of all species. I enjoy scrappy panfish on light tackle. Watching bass squirt out of the water in an effort to throw the hook is always a treat. However, there is no question that there is something special about catching walleye.

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Anglers Prepare for Fishing Opener [AUDIO]

Area anglers are preparing for Saturday's fishing season opener. Bait Shops are seeing an increase of business, despite a chilly weather forecast.

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Focusing on edges with well presented plastic baits is a sure fire way to land plenty of largemouth. | Jerry Carlson
Focusing on edges with well presented plastic baits is a sure fire way to land plenty of largemouth. | Jerry Carlson
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Bassing the Basics for Largemouth

Summer is a time of plenty in the world of the largemouth bass. Food is abundant, weed cover is peaking and living is easy. Every day is a great day for feeding and the nights are even better.

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