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Jerry Carlson/ Jig worms are a deadly lure for bass fishing, especially after the fish migrate to the deeper weeds.
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Advantage: Jig Worm

The early bass season is a very entertaining time of the year. I enjoy chasing the shallow water fish and watching their acrobatics as they try desperately to spit the hook with no place to go but airborne. However, my favorite time of the year to target bass is in July and August when the fish are congregated on the deep weed line.

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Jerry Carlson / By changing our strategy to a live bait presentation, we were able to successfully target big northern on Rainy Lake reefs.
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Adopting A New Strategy Led To Success

My friend, Charlie Simkins and I, have been making an annual trek to Island View Lodge on Rainy Lake with a group of anglers for a number of years. Although Rainy is noted as a quality northern fishery, by the time we get there in mid July, the northern are out of the bays and on the reefs where the walleye are located.

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Refine Your Live Bait Presentation

There are a lot of different ways to catch walleye and I have tried most of them. Some of these techniques have worked well under certain conditions, others have not impressed me very much.

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First Catch
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Genz Offers A Different Strategy For New Anglers

Once the lakes start freezing over, finding an open day in the busy schedule of ice fishing legend, Dave Genz, is not an easy task. However, I was able to catch up with him in-between fishing trips and sit down for a leisurely chat and breakfast.

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Abby Faulkner
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Outdoors Tip of the Week with Jerry Carlson: Using Slip Bobbers [VIDEO]

On this week’s installment of our series, brought to you by Del-Tone Luth Gun Club, Jerry demonstrates the ease and versatility of the bobber.

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Abby Faulkner
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Outdoors Tip of the Week with Jerry Carlson: Using Jig Worms

Jerry Carlson ventures out on the lake once again and this week he gives us some great perks to using plastic bait or jig worms.

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Outdoors Tip of the Week with Jerry Carlson: Wacky Worm Rigging

This week, Jerry demonstrates the effectiveness of “wacky worm rigging.”

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Abby Faulkner
Abby Faulkner
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Outdoors Tip of the Week with Jerry Carlson: Using Lake Maps for Pre-Fishing

On this week’s episode of “Outdoors Tip of the Week,” Jerry breaks down his strategy for finding the best pan fish spots on area lakes using maps.

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Abby Faulkner
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Outdoors Tip of the Week with Jerry Carlson: Preparing for the Fishing Opener [VIDEO]

On this episode of “Outdoors Tip of the Week,” Jerry continues with tips on how to cover all your bases, including safety equipment, before hitting the water.

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Women Anglers of Minnesota Fishing Tournament

I’m not claiming to be a great fisherperson but I often out-fish the men in the boat. I think it’s because I keep my hook in the water and my face to the sun. So, while the guys are fussing with their bait and changing their position, I’m hauling in the catch. If you also think women are the better fisherpeople, read on.

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Hole Hopping for Panfish

Whether I am working bluegill on a flat or crappie in a deep basin, I am not the type of person that likes to set up a house and wait for the fish to come to me. On the contrary, I am going to go to the fish.

I spend a considerable amount of time on the ice each winter and have learned some valuable lessons about the catching aspect of fishing. Simply put, you can’t catch fish that are not there.

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Jumping Asian Carp Make Fishing Way Easier [VIDEO]

Who needs those boring fishing trips where you spend all day waiting for a bite in the blistering heat? In this creek, Asian carp are so densely populated that they literally jump right out of the water and into this family’s boat. It’s sorta terrifying but it definitely takes the hard work out of fishing.

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