Catching Walleyes Is A Snap!

It’s true that “tough bites” are times finesse strategies shine. But, there might be a better way that will catch more walleyes in a “snap” — snap jigging, that is. This method uses a Fuzz-E-Grub jig and minnow to move fast along breaklines to cover more water and provoke strikes from the most aggressive fish.

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Factoring Forage In The Equation For Success

Any structure may look “fishy.” However, if a structure hosts no baitfish, that spot will be as fishless as a stretch of the Mohave Desert at high noon. That’s where the “forage factor” comes in. Find out how finding forage will put more fish in the boat.

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Precision Trolling Tools

Trolling is more than just putting planer boards out to the sides of a boat and dragging them helter-skelter along shoreline structure in hopes of catching walleye. Several tools can help. Here’s how to do it.

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Carolina Rigging Aids BASS Master Win

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Ted Takasaki

Bass pro Woo Daves may be from Virginia, but, it’s an innovation from Carolina he loves, according to GuideOutdoors fishing expert Ted Takasaki. Daves used a Carolina rig and the NO-SNAGG sinker by Lindy Little Joe to find the smallmouth bass he needed to win the 2000 BASS Masters Classic held on Lake Michigan in Chicago July 20-23.

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Catfishing: Show Some Respect

You might think catfish are the Rodney Dangerfield of the fish world. Compared to bass, walleyes, muskies, northern pike and panfish, they don’t get any respect. Don’t you believe it. Of the more than 30 million adult anglers in the United States, 7.5 million call themselves catfishermen!

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Fishing With Live Bait

Ron Lindner and Al Lindner, transplants from Chicago, moved to Brainerd originally to find a place to build a resort. However, they got sidetracked trying to develop better ways to offer a nightcrawler, minnow or a leech to hungry walleyes. Here are some tips to help you use live bait more effectively.

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Summer Muskie Success Is All Attitude

Muskie are not the fish of 10,000 casts, but, they can be if you let them. Big summertime muskie patrol shoreline and midlake structures at premier locations in Minnesota such as Leech Lake, Cass Lake and Lake of the Woods. Their movements are predictable and catching them doesn’t have to be tough.

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Float or Bobber?

The controversy continues. Float or bobber? True, those red and white round things are as American as baseball. But, the problem is bobbers often seem big as baseballs, too. They’re normally too large to sense the light bite of a neutral walleye. Enter the float. Check out all the benefits of using a float.

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Using Hatchet Blades

There’s gold in them-ther’ Hatchet Blades — just ask Kevin Kraft and Glenn Rengo of Mapleton, Minn. The pair used the uniquely-styled spinners in hammered gold as well as silver and copper to win $100,000. Here are some tips on putting them into your walleye game plan.

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