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Fork lightning over dark orange sky on stormy day June 26, 2017

Don’t play with lightning

By Steve Weisman In mid-May, a friend helped me get my pontoon on the hoist and my

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Bluegill close up caught fishing June 19, 2017

Taking care of our bluegills

By Steve Weisman Over the years, I have watched fishing regulations change as

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(photo by Steve Weisman) Mitchell shares his expertise on Advanced Trolling Tips during the recent Sioux Falls Sports Show. June 12, 2017

Mitchell Shares Advanced Trolling Techniques

By Steve Weisman Not long ago, I attended the Sioux Falls Sport Show and enjoyed

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Pre-Attack Plan for Fishing

By Paul Malm How many times have you arrived at a favorite fishing hole and seen

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2010 FishD Nathan May 20, 2017

NWIO Youth Fishing Derby Set for June 3rd

The annual NWIO Youth Fishing Derby is set for Saturday June 3rd at Little Sioux

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Spring Turkey Hunting

By Clark Schmitz Whether you hunt with a shotgun or bow, the spring turkey season

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(photo submitted) Let the location dictate the presentation regardless of time of year.  Fish scattered along creek channels and deep flats can often be caught with trolling tactics that cover water. May 15, 2017

Experience early season fishing success

By Bob Jensen Fishing the Midwest Fishing Team I’ve been seeing more and more

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Spring Issue Out Now!

The spring issue of Northwest Iowa Outdoors is now out. This free tabloid-style

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Opening Day Tactics

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

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(photo by Mark DeVore) The author with an over the slot walleye taken on Big Spirit Lake in June. April 27, 2017

Preparing for the Iowa Great Lakes Walleye Weekend

By Steve Weisman You can feel the excitement as anglers prepare for the Iowa Great

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Kyle Thompson from Milford, IA holding up a pair of pre-spawn crappies. 
(Photo by Rocky Thompson) April 20, 2017

Pre-Spawn Crappies

by Shane Akin There are several bodies of water in Iowa that have outstanding

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(photo by Steve Weisman) A DNR worker strips eggs from one of the female walleyes  from the final night of seining . April 17, 2017

Spirit Lake Hatchery completes highly successful spawning efforts

By Steve Weisman This is always an exciting, anxious time for DNR biologists and

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