Fishing Tips

  • 3 Lures to Get You Started for Spring Bass Fishing

    Spring has sprung! You know what that means, it's time to get the tacklebox out, rig up your  lines, and start ripping some lips! Here are my top 3 recommended lures for spring bass fishing  3/16-ounce Jig Head with an Artificial Bait One of my favorite lures to use is a…

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  • State Fishing Regulations 2020

    Reminder! Before you head out on the water - make sure you've read your State's Wildlife Division regulations for the current fishing season rules. Because biologists are making decisions to protect our fisheries, the rules may have changed from the previous season. Here's a handy reference list! Note that some…

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  • Spring fishing tip: Head to a local river or stream to catch some carp and suckers

    Beat “stay-in-place”-induced cabin fever by targeting rough fish in a hard-running river near you. Some of my first fishing memories are of digging worms, grabbing a rod and reel, some heavy sinkers, a few hooks, and then biking down to the local river to catch carp and suckers with my…

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  • 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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