Walleye Gold on Lake of The Woods

Walleye pro Jon Thelen has studied the behavior of Lake of the Woods walleyes since he was a teenager. Once you have them zeroed in, Lake of the Woods becomes a spectacular place to fish, he said. Walleyes are often more than 10 pounds, and the lake seems to hold endless numbers of all age classes, from 15-inch eaters to trophies, year after year!

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Net Handling Tips

Hooking the 10-pound walleye of a lifetime is only half the battle. The critical moments come when it’s time to grab the net. Unfortunately, net handling also is an aspect of fishing that gets little attention. Here are some tips to make sure you land more fish.

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Fishing On Ice — Modern Style

Advances in ice electronics, sensitive rods, cold weather clothing, and
modern fish houses, have made our ice fishing lives much easier and successful.
And the future looks even brighter due to technology and additional interest in
ice fishing by all ages.

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New Developments in Old Jigs

Jigs have come a long way since the old timers first crimped a split shot on the end of a hook. There’s a design for nearly every use from common ball-style jigs to specialized no-snag varieties that let anglers fish where the old timers never dared. A new innovation is a jig with a wide gap between the hook point and the eyelet — the bigger the gap, the higher the hook percentage. And MAX GAP jigs also have larger hooks even on its small jigs.

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Lindy Riggin’ For Fall Trophies

The boat traffic on lakes and rivers typically slows down after Labor Day, but the best walleye fishing of the year still lies ahead! The beasts begin migrating to shallow water on structure as water temperature drops. They’re actively feeding as they beef up for winter. As we ease from late summer to fall, it’s the right time to catch, photograph and release the fish you’ll want to model for a graphite replica for the wall. It’s possible to catch 10-, 11-, or 12-pound walleyes!

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