Now bear in mind that walleyes are open year-round in North Dakota, but for many across the Walleye Belt, the season is just underway. Regardless, Northland’s Jason Mitchell knows the spring-into-early-summer bite is in full swing and the sometimes-overlooked shallow crankbait – aka stickbait – puts a hurt on these aggressive, post-spawn, shallow ranging predators. In this VIDEO, Mitchell takes you through a master’s class on making the walleye honor roll with Northland Rumble Shiners. RUMBLE SHINER The Rumble Shiner…

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Joel Nelson lands walleye on Northland bucktail

If you’ve been fishing for any length of time, you undoubtedly realize bucktail jigs catch a ton of fish. In fact, so productive is this basic fishing lure that for years the U.S. Army included it in their survival kits. With a storied past and reputation for producing under a wide array of fishing conditions, you might think it would be impossible to improve on this simple and legendary lure design, but Northland Fishing Tackle has done just that –…

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Walleye Anglers Win Tournament

With a successful Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit (MWC) event on Lake Erie now behind us, we’re now heading west, to Big Stone Lake in Ortonville, Minnesota for the third event of the 2022 MWC season, this one, presented by Lowrance. The lake is 27 miles long with walleyes to be found from the very upper reaches of the system to the dam found in Ortonville. Big Stone Lake is a unique body of water in that,…

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Gibson and Beck Take Top Honors

It was a tail of two different stories between what the anglers on Lake Erie encountered on day one of the event verses day two. On the first day, anglers were handed some pretty tough conditions with chilly temps and a strong north-east wind bringing some tall waves and rollers into the Sandusky Bay along the south shores of Lake Erie. Day two brought some very welcome changes in the weather as the wind subsided and changed from the south,…

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Tom Neustrom

No official data to support it, but Grand Rapids, MN’s Tom Neustrom has likely had a hand in more Walleye Opener celebrations than any other guide in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. “I’ve been involved in five Walleye Openers,” said the popular guide with perhaps the fullest calendar in the business. “I’ve worked with past governors Tim Pawlenty, Mark Dayton and Jesse Ventura.” And, as you can imagine, there’s a yarn or two spun around the Ventura experience. We’ll just…

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