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Angler catching fall muskie

Fall is a magical time to be on the water, especially up north. The cottagers have mostly gone home and aside from the occasional pier-service vessel whisking away boat lifts or sections of dock, the clear, post-turnover waters are now largely the domain of anglers and waterfowl hunters. In lakes and other waters where they exist, muskies are firmly on the feed, getting fat on whatever they can ambush – fish, muskrats, turtles, you name it. And amidst the drone…

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Fishermen catching panfish from boat in fall

Whether targeted for fun or for the table, panfish please most anglers– especially lunker crappies and hand-sized bull bluegills. Fall is a great time to catch them, but with variables like changing vegetation, cooling weather, turnover, and fall bait migrations, how do you crack the code for consistent success? We asked four of the nation’s top panfish specialists five questions about fall crappie and bluegill fishing. Their answers will help anyone become a more successful fall panfish angler. Q1 –…

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Fall Fishing Tips

Whether getting ready for the last derby of the season or heading to put a smackdown on ‘em before the ice sets in, fall fishing is right around the corner. As the temperature changes, the fish begin to come out of their summer feeding slump which means they’ll be feeding. Shallower structures are more enticing as colder temps bring more oxygen into these areas. The crushing heat of summer drains the oxygen from those shallower areas. Here are 6 tips…

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Angler with Crappie

September is a special month for outdoorsmen. Although these days, temperatures rarely indicate such, Sept. 22 is the first official day of Fall. If you are a hunter, September routinely brings the beginning of hunting season – as Larry Whiteley also points out in this month’s “The Great Outdoors” column. In states that allow it, dove hunting often begins September 1. In my own home state (Tennessee), September also brings early waterfowl hunting seasons for geese, wood ducks and teal.…

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