Outdoors Tip of the Week

Early Ice Panfish Junkie
The early ice is always an interesting period in the fishing calendar. It is definitely one of my favorite times of the year for angling.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 become…
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…
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…

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