Catching Walleyes

Take Control of Walleyes

By: Gary Parsons and Keith Kavajecz

While current and wind can make for a great bite, they can also be a nightmare for trying to position the boat. Being in complete control when we are chasing walleyes hasn’t always been easy. This type of fishing was very tiring and hands-on in the past. It meant putting the anchor out and then having to toss it out again for a slight adjustment. It meant having a foot on the pedal of the bow mount trolling motor at all times and constantly making adjustments to the speed of the kicker motor. There were even days we had two drift socks out and still couldn’t go slow enough for our presentation to work! Continue Reading

Perch Fishing Tactics

Poinsett Perch

By Ted Takasaki and Scott Richardson

After several weeks of sub-zero temperatures, the ice fishing season across the upper Midwest is finally in full swing. We were able to at last get out on the ice a few weeks ago and what a day it was! Warm temperatures in the mid 30s greeted us as we drove out onto Lake Poinsett in South Dakota, one of the state’s best multispecies fisheries. Continue Reading

Getting Kids Involved

Introducing our outdoor legacy

By: Jack Tucker

A first impression, like regretful acts and angry words spoken, cannot be taken back or changed.  It cannot be amended, colorized in a better light, or softened to make it easier to be absorbed.  It is what it is which is, even more true for our very young children compared to the older ones who have a little bit of life’s experience to temper an initial blast of something new to their senses.  Young children, although unaware of this, rely on their parents for guidance on how to react to something new and if that first chance to shape an attitude is missed, then the opportunity can be lost forever; there is only one ‘first time.’ Continue Reading

Battle on Bago on Foot?

Battle On Bago On Foot!

By: Kyle Sorensen

When you get a chance at over $275k in prizes, including two trucks and two boats, just for catching a fish… well, that’s what you call an ice fishing tournament!  With the offerings and festivities so great, people come from all over to take part in the Battle on Bago.  It’s an awesome time.  Chances are if you are reading this, you have probably heard of it, much more likely fished in it.  It’s a blast. Continue Reading

Reasons to Hire a Guide on Your Next Steelhead Fishing Vacation

Reasons to Hire a Guide on Your Next Steelhead Fishing Vacation

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Hiring a guide for your fishing trip can lead to a lot more success.

Steelhead anglers tend to be a do it yourselfer kind of people, hence they’ve earned the title angler. It’s reserved for the folks who bait their own hooks, tie their own knots and flies and most of all set their own hooks. But trying to enjoy a vacation and learn a new fishing area can be a complete waste of time and money. Even the best, most experienced fly fisherman hire a guide when they’re in a new place. Continue Reading