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Outdoors Tip of the Week

Goose Calling
Jerry Carlson/Hunting partner, Roger Lydeen, is an expert at reading birds and bringing them in with a quality, short reed call.
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The Basics of Calling and Flagging Geese

When it comes to Canada goose hunting, there are many different components that have to come together for a successful outing. Two of the most important ones are calling and flagging.

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Goose Hunting
Jerry Carlson -- Brian Corrigan and Roger Lydeen show the rewards of hunting traffic geese over a large decoy spread.
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Tactical Thoughts for Fooling Canada Geese

Every year when goose season starts, I hear people talking about strategies that will help them defeat the wiles of the Canada goose. After years of trying to solve this problem, I have come to the conclusion that there are tactics that will put the odds in your favor. However, geese are geese and there are no guarantees.

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Dave Genz is not only an ice fishing guru, he also knows a great deal about river fishing./Catfish are common in the Mississippi. This one was aggressive and feisty!
Jerry Carlson
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The River Rat Side of Ice Fishing Pro, Dave Genz

When it comes to ice fishing, Dave Genz is probably the most recognizable name in the industry. There isn’t too much he hasn’t accomplished in the hard water world. However, what most anglers don’t realize about Genz is that he knows as much about river fishing as he does ice angling.

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Jerry Carlson
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Rainy Lake Eyes Doing Well

It was the ninth year of our annual fishing trip to Island View Lodge on Rainy Lake in Northern Minnesota. During the previous years, we had been very successful in learning the routine for catching walleye on the mid lake reefs and structure. This year was promising to be a bit different.

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Photos submitted by Jerry Carlson
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Refine Your Live Bait Presentation

There are a lot of different ways to catch walleye and I have tried most of them. Some of these techniques have worked well under certain conditions, others have not impressed me very much.

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First Catch
Jerry Carlson
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Genz Offers A Different Strategy For New Anglers

Once the lakes start freezing over, finding an open day in the busy schedule of ice fishing legend, Dave Genz, is not an easy task. However, I was able to catch up with him in-between fishing trips and sit down for a leisurely chat and breakfast.

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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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Winter panfish angling is a real passion of mine and not that difficult if basic steps are followed. --Jerry Carlson
Winter panfish angling is a real passion of mine and not that difficult if basic steps are followed. --Jerry Carlson
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Five Tips For More Winter Panfish

Every year at the start of the winter season, anglers get all pumped up about spending time on the ice. They often buy some new equipment and make big plans about how they are going to target fish a little differently this year. However, when it comes right down to it, they frequently fall back into the same rut of doing what they have always done during the winter months.

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Abby Faulkner
Abby Faulkner
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Outdoors Tip of the Week: Goose Blinds [VIDEO]

This week on Jerry Carlson's "Outdoors Tip," Jerry demonstrates the best ways to use goose blinds for a successful fall hunt.

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Abby Faulkner
Abby Faulkner
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Outdoors Tip of the Week: Proper Concealment for Goose Hunting [VIDEO]

It's that time of year - time for a new batch of outdoors advice from our resident expert, Jerry Carlson.

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