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Angler with Walleye

Spring and early summer’s shallow water walleye bite has tapered, and we’re still several weeks away from the dog days of summer. It’s the ‘tweener period – the midsummer shift. But don’t let the term “migration” get you thinking about fish on the move and pattern-less fishing. Rather, it’s time to target specific and proven deeper digs to stay on fish. Northlander Will Pappenfus knows a thing or two about tracking midsummer walleyes. In fact, he’s mastered a four-prong process…

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Anglers with Walleye

Like the anglers who fish them, St. Croix Eyecon Series rods are walleye to their core. Conceived, handcrafted and delivered to give walleye anglers the upper hand in any situation, Eyecon Series rods deliver the walleye-centric details, performance, and comfort necessary to earn success in any walleye presentation or technique. For 2022, St. Croix Rod introduces the totally reimagined Eyecon Series, featuring heightened performance, improved technique-specific comfort and ergonomics, and all-new aesthetics. The angler-favorite walleye series also grows by two…

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Angler holding walleye

Walleye season is in full swing as late spring transitions to early summer. That means it’s time to hit it hard before the bite settles into a slower, hot-weather pattern. One way to score big right now is by triggering reaction strikes with rip jigging, a technique for which Northland Fishing Tackle’s Rippin’ Minnow was specifically designed. Combining the trademark dart-and-circle action of Northland’s popular Puppet Minnow hard-water bait with the allure of a baitfish-shaped soft-plastic body, the Rippin’ Minnow…

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Angler Holding Walleye Caught on Jig

It’s the desert island bait. Stranded, and only given one lure to survive on, the overwhelming choice is the simple jig. Coming inland to North America, more specifically central Minnesota, Brad Hawthorne breaks down surefire jigging techniques to put walleyes in the net. Hawthorne not only showcases his proven jigging method, but also parlays it with corresponding conditions, like water temperature, depth and structure. Further, he discusses jig weights and color selection. But perhaps the real eureka moment is when…

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Angler on Devils Lake with Walleye

With warmer weather, early ice-out and minimal run-off, the Devils Lake “bite” began in mid-April and has shown no let-up.  “The usual mid-May hot bite is right now,” said Devils Lake outdoor media coordinator Tanner Cherney. Because fishermen with their families return to Devils Lake annually and many first-timers are considering this walleye, northern pike and white bass mecca, a special seminar series will be offered free to all via Facebook. Noted fishing educator, Devils Lake guide and world walleye champion…

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