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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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Bait Shop
Photo by Adam Ulbricht
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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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Jerry Carlson
Jerry Carlson
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Making Withdrawals From the River Bank

As I look back on my angling experiences from my youth, there are few memories that grab me like the ones spent fishing for suckers on the banks of a river. Now that I am a few years older and gray is a dominant color in my beard, I still relish opportunities to make withdrawals from meandering water.

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Jerry Carlson: Many times, the boat with the best control is pulling the most fish.
Jerry Carlson: Many times, the boat with the best control is pulling the most fish.
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Boat Control Still a Key Issue

In today’s world of big boats and powerful motors, it is easy to get caught up in the need to go really fast and have speed as a top priority. However, no matter how fast a person gets to their fishing hole, if you can’t control your rig to stay on top of the fish, speed quickly becomes a secondary issue.

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Jerry Carlson
Jerry Carlson
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Rainy Lake Walleyes

It was our sixth year in a row that our group of anglers had spent a week on Rainy Lake. As we pulled into the landing at Island View Lodge, anticipation was running high. We knew that within an hour we would have the boats launched, gear packed into the cabin and be ready to head out for an evening of fishing.

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Jerry Carlson
Jerry Carlson
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Adjusting to the Unexpected

The bluegill and crappie bite had been quite impressive on this Northern Minnesota lake. Although the fish weren’t record breaking in size, they were very respectable. Even though they weren’t stacked in every single hole we drilled, there were enough fish in the area that we never had to look long to find action.

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Jerry Carlson
Jerry Carlson
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Minimize the Effect of Auger Noise

Even though I had my back to the approaching vehicle, I could hear it coming while it was still a quarter mile away. It wasn’t that the muffler was bad or the engine was revved, it was the ice moaning and groaning from the weight that was the clue.

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Canoeist Peter Marshall with a trip photo (Photo by Abby Faulkner)
Canoeist Peter Marshall with a trip photo (Photo by Abby Faulkner)
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Cathedral Graduates Share Memories of 2,600 Mile Canoe Trip [AUDIO]

Not many people can claim they've paddled a canoe 2,600 miles across North America, but a group of Cathedral High School graduates spent the past summer doing just that.

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Jerry Carlson
Jerry Carlson
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Tough Day? Try Downsizing

It was an interesting start to the day. The GPS coordinates I had received from a fellow angler were supposedly going to direct me to a super panfish hotspot on a fairly large lake. Now that I was at the lake, I began to have my doubts.

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