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Jerry Carlson/Rainy Lake is an excellent summer destination for those that like to catch walleyes. It's also a great place to catch a healthy northern.
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Rainy Lake Keeps on Giving

This was the eighth year for our group of anglers that make an annual trek to Island View Lodge on Rainy Lake. Although every year is a little different, the one common theme that runs through the entire eight year period is the successful walleye angling we encounter.

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David De Lossy/ThinkStock
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Walleye Fishing Closes For The Season Today On Mille Lacs

After determining that the amount of Walleye taken from Mille Lacs Lake has already exceeded the planned total for the season, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has announced that the Walleye season on Mille Lacs will close as of 10 PM tonight.

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Jerry Fishing
Jerry Carlson/By fishing new lakes and exploring unfished locations on our favorite lakes, hotspots that hold quality fish like this smallmouth can often be discovered.
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Do Your Homework Before Exploring New Water

Every summer I make an effort to explore a few new lakes to see if there are bodies of water I am not familiar with that need some attention. I also make a concerted effort to spend time looking for new fishing spots on my list of regulars. Either way, there is some research that is done before I get to the landing.

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Wacky Rigs
Jerry Carlson/Wacky rigs can be utilized for the entire summer if modifications like weighted and weedless hooks are made.
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Wacky Options for All Summer

It was going to be an interesting day on the water. I had two enthusiastic anglers in my boat that had limited fishing experience. As we were casting weedless jigs and jigworms along the deep weedline, it became apparent to me that they had not developed the feel and finesse for this style of angling.

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Fishing Tips With Pro Angler Dusty Minke – Leech Lake

Pro Angler Dusty Minke shares a few tips about bait and depth for fans of Leech Lake. If you're looking to catch walleyes, this tip is for you!

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Fishing Tips With Pro Angler Dusty Minke

This week's tips focus on Minnesota's Take A Kid Fishing Weekend. Dusty shares a great way to introduce fishing to kids and a little recipe secret that will make your fish fry even tastier.

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Jupiterimages/ThinkStock
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Take A Kid Fishing This Weekend

Hey kids, listen up. You don't need a license to fish in Minnesota -- and this weekend, adults don't either as long as they take you along. It's 'Take A Kid Fishing' Weekend in Minnesota this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; and adults that take a child 15 & younger fishing don't need a license.

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Walleye-Fishing
Sometimes, adding speed to your presentation will turn negative fish into aggressive biters./A long rod, Vanish leader and a crawler on a slow death rig helped Charlie Simkins bring in this beauty. -- Jerry Carlson
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Walleye: Trolling For Speed Bumps

It was a hard thing to understand. According to my electronics, the large, rocky reef we were targeting was littered with scattered pods of fish. From previous experiences at this location, we were certain the arcs on the screen were walleye. We just couldn’t make them bite.

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Jerry Carlson/ There are several options when it comes to targeting bass on the deep weedline. My favorite is the jigworm tipped with a PowerBait Shaky Worm.
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Worming the Deep Weedline

When it comes to targeting summertime bass, there are truly a multitude of methods and strategies that will catch fish. These strategies vary from angler to angler and will cater to the demands of working a particular type of bass holding structure.

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P. Hanson/TSM
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Minnesota Fishing Opener: Pete 6, Fish 0 (Walleye Did Not Participate)

I spent the 2015 Minnesota fishing opener today in my kayak on the Sauk River chain of lakes near Richmond, and ended the day with 4 Small Mouth Bass, 1 Northern, and a Channel Catfish. Apparently the Walleye were scratched from today's lineup.

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P. Hanson/TSM
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Something Fishy’s Going On In Minnesota: Walleye Opener Tomorrow

Few days in Minnesota are celebrated like the opening weekend of the fishing season. Tomorrow marks the start of the 2015 walleye season on our 11,842 lakes. (I know we say 10,000 -- but Minnesotans don't like to brag.) I'll be spending the day on the water up north. Here are some interesting Minnesota fishing facts.

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Piter1977
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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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