A Case for Cranks on Natural Lakes

By Jason Mitchell

Early season post spawn walleye tactics often incorporate live bait rigging and jigging.  Particularly with states like Minnesota and Wisconsin that have a walleye opener, crankbaits often get overlooked on many fisheries and they shouldn’t. 

Late Ice Walleye

By Jason Mitchell

Some specific States and Provinces have open walleye seasons during the late ice period.  These fisheries offer tremendously fun ice fishing opportunities.  I love catching walleye any day of the year but what I love about late ice walleyes is the level of aggressiveness.  Patterns and locations can vary among fisheries but there are also some almost universal themes or tendencies that seem to pop up wherever walleye swim.

Great Lakes Near Shore Lake Trout Jigging

By: Brandon Owczarzak

When anglers in the Great Lakes region think of fall and spring fishing, they often think of trophy sized walleye and smallmouth, or world class salmon and steelhead fishing.

Late Fall Walleye Tactics

Nate Berg – Owner of Nate Berg Fishing Guides

Those who know me, know I tend to think outside the box when it comes to trolling.  I have tried so many tricks and have failed so many times that I wish not to share.  Some are good, some are great, and some are fabulous. Here are two wonderful techniques, with one of which being my findings and one being a gift from an awesome guide, which I twisted into my own.  

Fall Deep Water Crappie Trolling

Nate Berg – Owner of Nate Berg Fishing Guides

The leaves are beginning to disappear off the trees, snow has already impacted the much of the northern zones and water temps are beginning to crack the upper 40’s.  For most, that is the signal to winterize the boat, put it in storage, and start sipping hot chocolate by the fire and stay warm.  For myself, that means bundling up in my ice fishing suit, dumping the hot drink into a thermos, and heading to the lake because one of the best trolling bites of the year for crappies is starting to get hot.