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Jerry Carlson / Although this new lake exploration did not yield numerous fish, it did show promise and the need for a return trip.
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Exploring New Water Has Benefits

It wasn’t much to go on. The reports I had heard about respectable sunfish on this lake left us a little skeptical. Still, a person doesn’t learn uncharted territory without a little effort.

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Jerry Carlson -- Winter panfishing with plastic is an underutilized technique.
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Ice Fishing With Plastic: An Under Utilized Technique

It wasn't until March of last winter that I received the green light from my oncologist. After an extended recuperation period from my cancer treatment and bone marrow transplant, she said she would allow me to do some limited ice fishing.

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Rainy Lake Eyes Doing Well

It was the ninth year of our annual fishing trip to Island View Lodge on Rainy Lake in Northern Minnesota. During the previous years, we had been very successful in learning the routine for catching walleye on the mid lake reefs and structure. This year was promising to be a bit different.

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Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images
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Your Least Favorite Part Of Summer [POLL]

Let Summertime kick in, it was a long grueling Winter, now it's time to play in the sun.

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Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images
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What Is Your Leisure Activity For Summer ? [POLL]

Ahh leisure time, the time to maybe relax, get involved in a sport, party or whatever it's your time so what do you find is leisure time to you for the summer?

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Idaho nutjobs debate/YouTube
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Just What The HELL is Happening in the Idaho Governor’s Race? [VIDEO]

THERE. ARE. NO. WORDS.

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Tip for Minnesota Fishing Opener: Catch a Catfish Without a Rod and Reel! [VIDEO]

Here's an innovative fishing tip from survival expert Tim Jones; how to make a Native American catfish trap.

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Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
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Hammerhead Shark Tows Kayaker For Two Hours [VIDEO]

Ever had to clear the ocean because of sharks? I have as a surfer, not a lot but a few times I have. That's where the lifeguards on look out come in handy.

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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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USDAgov, Flickr
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Zebra Mussels Found in Stearns County Lake

Zebra mussels have been found in a Stearns County lake...the first one on record.

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Image by Flicr user Savannahriversite
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Seized Hunting Gear and More Up for Grabs at DNR Auction

If you're looking to upgrade or just add to your selection of hunting gear, you might want to head over to Zimmerman this Saturday and attend a DNR auction.

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