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Female Angler Landing Crappie

Winter has released its icy grip and lakes, reservoirs and rivers are once again open for springtime fishing. And that means prime time for panfish, especially crappies and bluegills as they make their migration from deeper waters into the shallows before the annual spawn. We talked with several St. Croix panfish experts about their favorite presentations, tactics and gear in order to help get anglers get prepared and motivated to chase these full-on-fun species. Angling Edge’s Jeremy Smith Talks Early,…

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Angler with Pike

Right now, across Earth’s northern-most latitudes, water wolves are stirring. Even while ice cover still encases many lakes, this spectacular freshwater predator is already on the prowl. As Esox lucius migrates en masse into shallow bays, river backwaters and sloughs, however, it’s procreation rather than predation that propels their journey. Standing at the mouths of these same shallow bays, renowned freshwater photographer Bill Lindner doesn’t have to wait long to witness the earliest spring spawning movements of northern pike. For…

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Aqua-Vu Underwater Screenshot

Somewhere in the mysterious land of sonar menus, hidden windows and secret subroutines lies a little known fish-finding function. Think of it as a super interesting on-screen app that can instantly help you locate and catch more fish. Rather than a rendered interpretation of fish and structure, live underwater video provides the final word on what lies beneath. As anglers continue to discover, their Lowrance, Garmin and Raymarine sonar-chartplotters offer the powerful ability to connect an Aqua-Vu camera and view…

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Angler holding walleye

It’s springtime, and open water has arrived throughout all but the uppermost reaches of North America. For walleye anglers, it’s a yearly ritual that’s hard to beat. Hordes of fish are heading to pre-spawn and spawn locations, bringing on some of the best bites of the entire year – especially in some of the more well-known walleye factories like the Mississippi River, Lake Erie, the Detroit River, the Missouri River, Wisconsin’s Menominee and Fox Rivers, the Rainy River and lots…

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AFTCO Garrett Paquette

Coming off a breakthrough rookie year on the Bassmaster Elite Series, AFTCO Pro Garrett Paquette lives a life driven by “Any Fish, Any Water”…so long as that fish is a Bass. No matter where the Elite Series takes him, Paquette needs to adjust his complete game plan, tackle, and techniques to the body of water, time of the year, and species of bass. Whether he’s down south fishing muddy water for largemouth or up north for smallies, he has to…

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