Fishing Notebook

Top four teams at Stan’s Emerson Bay Bluegill Tournament.
(L to R-kneeling) Tyler Evers and Jamie Kuiawa, first place; Colby Kraninger and Keith McCormick, second place.
(L to R-standing) Rod Blau and Calvin Grosvenor, third place; Travis Frazee and Darren Jones, fourth place. January 12, 2018

Bite Good at Stan’s Emerson Bay Bluegill Tournament

By Steve Weisman A total of 25 two-person teams fished the annual Stan’s Emerson

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john January 12, 2018

John Hackett T-Shirt Fundraiser

Dear friends, a member of the NWIO family has been diagnosed with a rare form of

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(photo by Curt Weisman) The author with two nice perch taken in the shallows on Big Spirit in late fall. December 27, 2017

Bringing in the New Year

By Steve Weisman I remember as a youngster my folks bemoaning the fact that the

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#3-Mitchell-fall-weed-walleye-tactics November 10, 2017

Fall Weed Walleye Tactics

By Jason Mitchell Editor’s note: The author, Jason Mitchell hosts the popular

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(photo by Bob Jensen) Craig Brown from McArdle’s Resort on Lake Winnibigoshish in northern Minnesota caught this nice pike in the autumn. November 7, 2017

Taking northern pike in the fall

By Bob Jensen Fishing the Midwest Fishing Team Many anglers look forward to the

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top panfish total-10 crappies weighing 7 pounds-9 ounces September 18, 2017

PIGLIFT teams catch lots of walleyes and panfish

By Steve Weisman For the past 29 years, the weekend after Labor Day weekend has been

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100_1286 September 18, 2017

Double Up Your Walleye Presentations

By Doug Burns  In the spring time, before any weed growth arrives, most of the

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Trolling crankbaits using the bow mount trolling motor in conjunction with heavy four to five 
ounce snap weights is a deadly tactic for incredible boat control while trolling deep structure. September 11, 2017

Structure Trolling Refined

By Jason Mitchell Editor’s note: The author, Jason Mitchell hosts the popular

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(photo by Steve Weisman) The author’s grandson, Hunter holds the first steelhead taken at 5 a.m. September 8, 2017

Experiencing the Thrill of Lake Michigan

By Steve Weisman How is this for a change? Fishing in 23’ of water on West Okoboji

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(photo by Bob Jensen) We were trolling for walleyes a couple of July’s ago and they wanted the bait at 2.5 miles per hour, although this big guy took Mike Frisch’s crankbait moving even a little faster. September 4, 2017

Troll Faster in the Summer

By Bob Jensen Fishing the Midwest Fishing Team Fish are cold-blooded creatures. 

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akin August 28, 2017

Trolling for Walleyes

By Shane Akin Trolling for walleyes is the best way to put a lot of fish in the

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#1-Weisman-Blue Water fishing seminar August 2, 2017

Host of Lindy’s Fish Ed Television series Jon Thelen...

By Steve Weisman The Okoboji Blue Water Festival scheduled for August 11-12 at

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