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The fourth and final regular season event of the 2022 National Walleye Tour, presented by Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s, takes place July 14-15 on Green Bay, arguably the nation’s premier big-walleye destination. This season’s tournament is launching out of Marinette, Wis., adjacent to the Menomonee River. To seasoned Green Bay fishermen, this area is roughly the midpoint between the upper and lower bay. While Green Bay’s northern end is known for structure fishing, the south likely has more roaming…

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Joel Nelson lands walleye on Northland bucktail

His boat is more of a laboratory. A vessel for transporting fishing’s equivalent of beakers, Bunsen burners and Petri dishes: rods, reels, line, and lures. Today’s featured scientist, Northland’s Joel Nelson, shares the results of his successful experimentation on walleyes. In this must-see VIDEO, Nelson shares data on crankbait rigging and size selection, fishing in the wind, playing the weeds, and a fantastic short essay on rod selection for your summer walleye fishing. Northland’s Rumble Shad is almost like a…

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Lund Boats

Lund® Boats, legendary manufacturer of aluminum and fiberglass fishing boats, announced today that Lund professional anglers have swept the top three spots in the recent Leech Lake Walleye Tournament. Held Saturday, June 4 through Sunday, June 5, the tournament took place in Walker, Minn. The teams of Chuck Hasse and Randy Topper took first place, Dylan Maki and Joe Bricko took second and Sean Colter and Dave Hernesman came in third. In addition, five other Lund teams landed in the…

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The infamous waters of the bay of Green Bay will be the battleground for the 2023 Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s National Team Championship (NTC), the world’s premier grassroots walleye tournament and city of Marinette, WI, an angler’s dream destination, will play host. The Bay of Green Bay is among the most requested venues amongst The Walleye Federation clubs when surveyed each year and for good reason. Not only is it a central location, allowing clubs from eastern and western…

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Walleye With Crankbait

It was a strange spring across the Walleye Belt with late ice-outs and generally cool temperatures. This has kept walleyes shallow after a similarly late spawn, but the reports are water temperatures are up and fish are moving past those first post-spawn staging areas and heading for slightly deeper water; on most waters, areas of emerging cabbage and coontail, the jungle which holds forage for the ravenous ‘eyes. So, what’s the best way to target walleyes that are cruising flats…

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