Chasing Early Season Crappies
The one thing I have learned about early ice fishing is that some lakes are very consistent producers and others are more hit and miss.
Early Summer Crappies and Gills
Too many times I get into a summer rut of largemouth bass and walleyes. Although I certainly enjoy targeting these two species, I also appreciate the crappie and bluegill opportunities that are available in the summer. Back in the days when I did a lot of guiding, I had numerous clients that preferred catching panfish in the early summer months...
Targeting Spooky Spring Panfish
As the weather starts to break and winter becomes visible in the rear-view mirror, anglers turn their thoughts to the next fishing season. For most of us, that means spring, ice-out panfish.
Resisting the Urge to Plop and Drop
Taking the time to search for fish is part of the winter strategy. Like I said earlier, you cannot catch fish that are not there.
Entering the World of Ice Fishing
Many outdoor enthusiasts are finding this winter sport to be both entertaining and rewarding. The question I often get relates to the basic equipment necessary to get started.
Early Ice Requires an Intelligent Approach
There is no question that the development of the first ice in the early winter period creates a feeling of euphoria for seasoned ice anglers.
Hunting Those Unpredictable Geese
Just when you think you can count on them to make your day, they throw you a curve and have the last honk.
‘Slow Death’ Fishing is Great for Beginners
I was on Rainy Lake when I first had a chance to really test the merits of a fishing presentation that is called “slow death.”
Working the Weed Bite for Bass
When it comes to open water success for largemouth bass, I have one simple philosophy. I stick to targeting some type of weed growth for locating fish.
Coping with Increased Fishing Pressure
I am expecting this summer to be similar to last in terms of fishing pressure. With record boat sales and an increase in the popularity of fishing, I am sure we will have more of the same.