Fishing Tips

  • Why Wear a Neck Gator When Fishing?

    Headed to do some warm water fishing this winter? Don’t forget to pack the sunscreen, and consider a NECK GATOR. According to JPT Captain Clay Ellis-Escobar, who spends a lot of hours on the water where they sun’s reflection can get super intense, a neck gator offers the perfect protection.…

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  • Ice fishing tips: Must-have tools for safe early ice fishing adventures

    Every year, many anglers can’t wait to tackle early ice to work the first hot bite. If you want to set the hook on some fresh-ice fish, then here are a few items I consider must-haves.First, own and bring an ice chisel. When used properly, you can quickly check ice conditions as you…

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  • Ice fishing tips: Go-to baits and jigging tactics for first ice walleyes

    First ice is kind of like opening day for open-water walleye anglers. You mostly must rely on last year’s experiences. That’s how I start. I’ll use lures that provided success in the past, but I also always have two or three other rods rigged up with alternate offerings. Second, I…

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  • Walleye fishing tips: Summer signals time for bottom-bouncers and spinners

    As the water warms, walleyes tend to move away from shorelines and scatter on flats and along deeper water structure. This provides the perfect scenario for dragging spinners behind bottom bouncers to cover water and seek active fish. Start by putting your electronics to work. Use GPS maps to locate…

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  • Fishing tips: Catching bass in shallow water through the summer

    by: Andrew Kjeldergaard As we move deeper into summer most anglers think deep, but you can still find big bass in the shallows all year long. When searching for bass in the summer I base my fishing locations off of these three things, first is amount of cloud cover, second…

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  • Bass fishing tips: Where did the bass go?

    If you are heading out for a day of bass fishing you can usually start your morning off fishing in the shallows but when the bite slows down you have to make a move. As the water warms up from the morning sun fish will tend to seek out shade…

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  • Ice fishing tips: important safety equipment for first ice ventures

    As the mercury drops, ice is beginning to form. This year we’ve been getting teased with cooler weather, but it just hasn’t stayed cold enough yet to form good ice. That will change soon and ice fishermen will begin to test and venture out on first ice. Ice is never…

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  • Fall walleye fishing tip: Go aggressive to target bigger fish

    Daylight hours are shorter and dropping temps are cooling off the lakes and rivers. Lake turnover has passed, and fish are feeding heavily during this time of ample forage. Now is the perfect time to employ more aggressive lures to target larger walleyes. During the past few years I have…

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  • Fall fishing tips – techniques to catch suspended autumn crappie

    Summer has ended, and falling water temps have activated a crappie feeding frenzy. First find fish, then dial in your presentation to catch a stringer of slab crappies. Locate suspended crappies with your electronics around points and on the outside edges of weedlines. Their location and activity will determine your tactics.…

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