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New Mille Lacs Walleye Regulations

The restrictive walleye regulations are necessary to keep walleye harvest within the lake’s established safe harvest level.

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Adapting to Conditions Is Part of the Game

As we drove into the lot at Island View Lodge on Rainy Lake in northern Minnesota, it only took a moment to realize this was going to be a different sort of walleye trip for our group. Instead of being greeted by the serenity of the landscape, we were greeted by sandbags and huge pumps spewing water from behind the makeshift dam.

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Jerry Carlson -- Cashing in on the spring panfish bonanza is an enjoyable time of the year for many anglers.
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The Spring Panfish Bonanza

Every spring, I look forward to the days when I can drop a boat into open water and fish the shallow water panfish bite. For me, this is an enjoyable time that frequently offers some of the best crappie and bluegill angling of the year.

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Jerry Carlson -- Geese that are directly above the spread can easily see all of the dangers that are lurking below. Excellent concealment is essential!
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Outsmarting the Wary Snow Goose

My very first snow goose hunt took place 30 years ago in New Mexico near the Elephant Butte impoundment on the Rio Grande River. My brother and I set up three hundred homemade decoys on a flyway thousands of birds used daily as they moved off of the water and flew out to feed.

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Quality, midday panfish can offer winter entertainment for hard water anglers. --Jerry Carlson
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Why Winter Panfish?

Over the years, I have had many people ask me why I prefer to chase panfish during the hard water season. This is never an easy answer for me as there are many reasons for my winter panfish addiction.

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It’s All About Efficiency With Ice Fishing

The deep water basin that typically holds winter crappies was void of activity. There was not one single house in the area and very few old holes.

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Thin Ice Still Possible On Area Lakes

Take a look at my top-ten list of fears and you'll find 'falling through the ice' (somewhere between being buried in an avalanche and spending a Friday night at Chuck E Cheese). Just this Sunday a man went through the ice on his ATV on Lake Koronis near Paynesville.

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I’ll See You At The Brainerd Jaycee’s $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza

Have you ever been to the Ice Fishing Extravaganza on 'Hole In The Day' Bay on Gull Lake? I went last year and you have to see it to believe it. 13,000+ participants. 2,000+ spectators. 1,000+ fish caught. Come on out and celebrate winter in Minnesota with me on January 24th.

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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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Thin Ice Still Possible On Minnesota Lakes

Take a look at my top-ten list of fears and you'll find 'falling through the ice' (somewhere between being buried in an avalanche and spending a Friday night at Chuck E Cheese). Yesterday I spoke with Minnesota DNR Conservation Officer Chad Thesing, and he offered these tips for staying safe.

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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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Jerry Carlson --Once the cold settles in, different tactics are required for late season geese.
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Changing Tactics for Late Season Geese

The air was fresh as the wind frosted my mustache and stung my eyes. In an effort to combat my shivers, I snuggled deeper into my layout blind and readjusted my stocking cap and neck gaiter.

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