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Walleye caught while ice fishing

Amazingly versatile, Northland Tackle’s new Bro Bug Spoon is the catch-all solution you’ve been looking for as hardwater season approaches. Designed to match the hatch, its slender body resembles young-of-the-year baitfish or freshwater bloodworms, favorite wintertime targets of perch, bluegills, crappies and walleyes, among other ice-fishing targets. “This spoon is super effective in a variety of ice-fishing situations,” said Northland pro-staffer and veteran multi-species fishing guide, Brian “Bro” Brosdahl. “It’s long and thin, making it easy for predator species to…

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MWC Team of the Year

The race for Team of the Year (TOY) in the 2021 Master’s Walleye Circuit (MWC) season came down to the final Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit event on Minnesota’s Cass Lake, September 18 and 19. With the top 11 teams in the running and with all of them attending the tournament, it made for a close race and an exciting finish. When season points were tallied, the duo of Larry Rhoads (Milford, OH) and Dan Johnson (Fayetteville,…

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Female Angler Holding Walleye

Since its introduction more than 25 years ago, Northland Fishing Tackle’s Mimic Minnow Shad has ranked as the company’s #1 selling lure. That should come as little surprise to the thousands who love it as an all-purpose target for walleyes, crappies, bass, trout, perch and sunfish. Now, the renown swimbait is getting an additional splash of color with four new patterns from the company’s popular Rumble Series of crankbaits. “The Mimic Minnow Shad is one of the most versatile and…

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To say Brent Knutson and his fiancée, Shawna Erdmann, experienced a full range of emotions during the Minnesota Tournament Trail (MTT) Championship, held on renown walleye sweet spot Lake of the Woods, would be an understatement. In the span of the two-day event the couple were absolutely elated after pulling a huge limit of walleyes on Day 1, worried as they raced an electrical storm home early, exhausted by six-foot seas as they pushed 22 miles to their honey hole…

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Angler with Walleye

Walleyes are still largely following established summer patterns in most lakes and rivers come early September, which generally means deeper water. Anglers targeting ‘eyes should start their searches in all the likely areas, namely offshore humps, deep weed lines, mid-depth flats, and man-made cribs in lakes, and at the bottom of the deeper pools in rivers and streams. But they should also be prepared to search shallower whenever the conditions dictate. “September is a transition time for walleyes,” says Minnesota…

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