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Blitzing Weed Bass  
By Dan Galusha

Heavy surface and subsurface weeds can often be a nightmare for anglers, but they can also be a bass fishing gold mine, if fished properly. While there are several lures and methods used, my favorite is to “blitz the bass.”     The reason I call it “blitzing” is because of the lures that I use. There are five lures used, with the two primary ones being made by Blitz Lures. These two are the 1/2-ounce Phrog ...
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October Crappie on the Mississippi River  
By Mike Cyze

 Here we are once again in the month of October. Changes in the weather patterns are becoming more obvious day by day as another fall season is knocking on our door. When these changes are occurring, there is a great bite going on all up and down the Mississippi River here in the upper Midwest. The problem, though, is that many anglers are not aware of it and miss out on some fantastic river fishing.     With the above said,...
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The Rise of Fall’s ‘Eyes  
By Mitch Eeagan

Pulling Crawler Harnesses and Snap Jigging Take Top Honors This Time of Year When artists depict walleye in their natural environment, their brushstrokes often reveal an image of these sensational fish practically bellied to bottom while feasting on forage many fathoms below. After all, it’s at the lake floor in deep water that they spend the majority of their time, right?     Not always...     Actually, it&...
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As Midwest Temps Drop, Action Heats Up  
By Colby Simms

Autumn Action Heats Up Soon As the air temperatures drop and the leaves change, some of the most consistent fishing action of the entire year heats up in the cooling waters of autumn. Fall brings with it one of the very best times of the year to chase trophy-class fish of various species. And even if you needed another excuse, fish are less affected by changing weather conditions and cold fronts, meaning longer periods of fast action. As profess...
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How to Catch Transition Time Bass  By Glenn Walker
As bass begin to transition from their deeper summer haunts on the lakes, to shallow water cover in the fall, they’ll be cruising the scattered vegetation or inside weedline that is still remaining. I go about locating these fish in two ways. O...
Small But Mighty Rock Bass  By John Bennett
At least two decades ago, the late, great Jim “Moose” Carden, a longtime writer for MidWest Outdoors, penned an article entitled “Gosh, Oh Gee, Oh Goggle-Eye!” in which he extolled the virtues of the diminutive rock bass. I re...
Do-it-Yourself Lake Erie Walleye  By Ron Stresing
As I steered the 21-foot Starcraft over the GPS waypoint, I knew we were going to catch another walleye. “Watch the poles, guys, we are in the spot.” I think I may have gotten the entire sentence out when the portside downrigger rod began...
Finding Active Kings In Slow Times  By Capt. Lee Haasch
FISH, FISH, GET THE RIGGER! BIG FISH LOOK AT HIM RUN! We all like to hear that kind of action every time we go fishing. Every morning when I leave the dock, I have one goal—fill the cooler with fish. Reality is, that does not happen every time....
From The Midwest To Mexico  By Jim Quinn
I’ve always fished in the Midwest—that’s where I grew up and that’s where I’ve always lived. So when I got the invitation to fish with Mike “The Griz” Ritz in La Paz, Baja Mexico, I was quick to accept. &nbs...
Wormin’ Your Way To More Fish  By Darrell Taylor
We were in a tug of war—the worm and I. I wanted him in an empty Campbell’s Pork & Beans can but he was making a heroic effort to crawl back into his hole. “Nightcrawler” is a fitting name because this critter is prone to ...

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