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Jerry Carlson/Rainy Lake is an excellent summer destination for those that like to catch walleyes. It's also a great place to catch a healthy northern.
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Rainy Lake Keeps on Giving

This was the eighth year for our group of anglers that make an annual trek to Island View Lodge on Rainy Lake. Although every year is a little different, the one common theme that runs through the entire eight year period is the successful walleye angling we encounter.

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Jerry Carlson/By fishing new lakes and exploring unfished locations on our favorite lakes, hotspots that hold quality fish like this smallmouth can often be discovered.
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Do Your Homework Before Exploring New Water

Every summer I make an effort to explore a few new lakes to see if there are bodies of water I am not familiar with that need some attention. I also make a concerted effort to spend time looking for new fishing spots on my list of regulars. Either way, there is some research that is done before I get to the landing.

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Wacky Rigs
Jerry Carlson/Wacky rigs can be utilized for the entire summer if modifications like weighted and weedless hooks are made.
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Wacky Options for All Summer

It was going to be an interesting day on the water. I had two enthusiastic anglers in my boat that had limited fishing experience. As we were casting weedless jigs and jigworms along the deep weedline, it became apparent to me that they had not developed the feel and finesse for this style of angling.

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Category: Sports
Panfish
Submitted by Jerry Carlson / Catching spring panfish is a favorite activity of many anglers. It is not that hard to do when you follow some basic rules.
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Follow the Basics for Spring Panfish

Over the years, I have read a kajillion articles on how to catch spring panfish. Some of them have been excellent and some have been a little far fetched in my opinion. I believe catching spring panfish is not that difficult if one sticks to the basics.

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Deep basin crappie towns can be a great location strategy for midday crappie. By using two-pound-test Berkley Micro Ice and maggots on a Hexi Fly, these fish can be coaxed into a daytime bite. -- Jerry Carlson
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Deep Basin Crappie Towns: A Reliable Strategy

The public access was almost empty when I pulled in. As I unloaded my four wheeler, I could see a few vehicles still on the ice, but for the most part, the lake was quieting down for the mid day lull.

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Winter panfish angling is a real passion of mine and not that difficult if basic steps are followed. --Jerry Carlson
Winter panfish angling is a real passion of mine and not that difficult if basic steps are followed. --Jerry Carlson
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Five Tips For More Winter Panfish

Every year at the start of the winter season, anglers get all pumped up about spending time on the ice. They often buy some new equipment and make big plans about how they are going to target fish a little differently this year. However, when it comes right down to it, they frequently fall back into the same rut of doing what they have always done during the winter months.

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