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Outdoors Tip of the Week

Outdoors Tip of the Week

Winter Pheasant hunting during a snowstorm
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Blaze Pink is Now Legal for Hunting in Minnesota!

Blaze pink will now join camo and blaze orange in the hunting color spectrum.

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Abbey Minke, Townsquare Media
Abbey Minke, Townsquare Media
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How Deep is Lake George? And How to Find the Depth of Any Minnesota Lake

If you need me this weekend I will be looking up info on all my favorite lakes!

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Naval Academy Underclassmen Put Through Grueling Physical Activities During Annual Sea Trials
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The Signs of Heat Stroke and How to Avoid It

Saturday we are supposed to have sunny skies and a high near 94. Here is everything you need to know about heat strokes and how to avoid them!

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When it Comes to Grilling What Do You Prefer, Charcoal or Propane? [POLL]

This extended 4th of July holiday is the unofficial mid-way point to the summer and with some dry, warm weather in the forecast it's a perfect time to get outside and kick the BBQ into high gear.  Question is what do YOU prefer, charcoal or propane?  

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First Catch
Jerry Carlson
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Genz Offers A Different Strategy For New Anglers

Once the lakes start freezing over, finding an open day in the busy schedule of ice fishing legend, Dave Genz, is not an easy task. However, I was able to catch up with him in-between fishing trips and sit down for a leisurely chat and breakfast.

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This dandy northern fell to a jig tipped with PowerBait on my very first cast of the day | Jerry Carlson
This dandy northern fell to a jig tipped with PowerBait on my very first cast of the day | Jerry Carlson
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Fishing From the Mixing Bowl

I arrived in Nevis, Minnesota early in the morning to begin a two day marathon fishing outing with guide and fishing expert, Kelley Cirks. Each summer, Cirks and I hit the lakes in the Park Rapids region in what has become an annual event.

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There are many variations that can be applied to live-bait rigging including floaters, colored hooks and even spinners | Jerry Carlson
There are many variations that can be applied to live-bait rigging including floaters, colored hooks and even spinners | Jerry Carlson
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Live-Bait Rigs Are Always an Option

I love to fish and I love to catch fish of all species. I enjoy scrappy panfish on light tackle. Watching bass squirt out of the water in an effort to throw the hook is always a treat. However, there is no question that there is something special about catching walleye.

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Focusing on edges with well presented plastic baits is a sure fire way to land plenty of largemouth. | Jerry Carlson
Focusing on edges with well presented plastic baits is a sure fire way to land plenty of largemouth. | Jerry Carlson
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Bassing the Basics for Largemouth

Summer is a time of plenty in the world of the largemouth bass. Food is abundant, weed cover is peaking and living is easy. Every day is a great day for feeding and the nights are even better.

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Jerry Carlson: Many times, the boat with the best control is pulling the most fish.
Jerry Carlson: Many times, the boat with the best control is pulling the most fish.
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Boat Control Still a Key Issue

In today’s world of big boats and powerful motors, it is easy to get caught up in the need to go really fast and have speed as a top priority. However, no matter how fast a person gets to their fishing hole, if you can’t control your rig to stay on top of the fish, speed quickly becomes a secondary issue.

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Jerry Carlson
Jerry Carlson
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Rainy Lake Walleyes

It was our sixth year in a row that our group of anglers had spent a week on Rainy Lake. As we pulled into the landing at Island View Lodge, anticipation was running high. We knew that within an hour we would have the boats launched, gear packed into the cabin and be ready to head out for an evening of fishing.

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Jerry Carlson
Jerry Carlson
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Adjusting to the Unexpected

The bluegill and crappie bite had been quite impressive on this Northern Minnesota lake. Although the fish weren’t record breaking in size, they were very respectable. Even though they weren’t stacked in every single hole we drilled, there were enough fish in the area that we never had to look long to find action.

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Jerry Carlson
Jerry Carlson
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Outdoors Tip of the Week: Many Lakes, Many Fish, Lots of Ice

During the course of a winter of chasing panfish, I like to roam. I find it difficult to return to the same lake again and again, even if there is a respectable bite taking place. New water and fresh ice just appeals to me.

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