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As Midwest Temps Drop, Action Heats Up  
By Colby Simms

Autumn Action Heats Up Soon As the air temperatures drop and the leaves change, some of the most consistent fishing action of the entire year heats up in the cooling waters of autumn. Fall brings with it one of the very best times of the year to chase trophy-class fish of various species. And even if you needed another excuse, fish are less affected by changing weather conditions and cold fronts, meaning longer periods of fast action. As profess...
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How to Catch Transition Time Bass  
By Glenn Walker

As bass begin to transition from their deeper summer haunts on the lakes, to shallow water cover in the fall, they’ll be cruising the scattered vegetation or inside weedline that is still remaining. I go about locating these fish in two ways. One, I put my Minn Kota Fortrex on high and cover as much water as possible. I do this with lures that call bass in from a distance and provoke big bass to strike, such as a buzzbait or a swim jig. Bot...
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Small But Mighty Rock Bass  
By John Bennett

At least two decades ago, the late, great Jim “Moose” Carden, a longtime writer for MidWest Outdoors, penned an article entitled “Gosh, Oh Gee, Oh Goggle-Eye!” in which he extolled the virtues of the diminutive rock bass. I read the article and enjoyed the photos that accompanied it. Jim has long since passed onto that bright, calm and lovely fishin’ hole in the sky, but his words of wisdom sparked in me an interest ...
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Do-it-Yourself Lake Erie Walleye  
By Ron Stresing

As I steered the 21-foot Starcraft over the GPS waypoint, I knew we were going to catch another walleye. “Watch the poles, guys, we are in the spot.” I think I may have gotten the entire sentence out when the portside downrigger rod began to bounce in the pole holder. Another well-fed Lake Erie walleye had inhaled a Michigan Stinger spoon and was on the line! Using the depth finder's GPS map capability we had found a sunken island, we...
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Finding Active Kings In Slow Times  By Capt. Lee Haasch
FISH, FISH, GET THE RIGGER! BIG FISH LOOK AT HIM RUN! We all like to hear that kind of action every time we go fishing. Every morning when I leave the dock, I have one goal—fill the cooler with fish. Reality is, that does not happen every time....
From The Midwest To Mexico  By Jim Quinn
I’ve always fished in the Midwest—that’s where I grew up and that’s where I’ve always lived. So when I got the invitation to fish with Mike “The Griz” Ritz in La Paz, Baja Mexico, I was quick to accept. &nbs...
Wormin’ Your Way To More Fish  By Darrell Taylor
We were in a tug of war—the worm and I. I wanted him in an empty Campbell’s Pork & Beans can but he was making a heroic effort to crawl back into his hole. “Nightcrawler” is a fitting name because this critter is prone to ...
Bugs As Indicators Of Water Quality  By Gene Clifford
Benthic macroinvertebrates are organisms that spend some, if not all, of their life cycle on or near the bottom of a body of water. They are large enough to be seen with the naked eye, even though they have no backbone. They make up the majority of t...
Secrets of Fishing Piers and Docks  By Tim Mead
Piers and docks are increasing on the nation’s lakes, rivers and reservoirs. More folks move “to the lake” and when they get there, they extend their reach into or over the water. Bass, crappie, bluegill and other panfish all relate...
Simple Refinements For More Summer Bass  By Jerry Carlson
As anglers settle into summer patterns for bass fishing and we start working a little deeper water for bucket mouths, I find there are some refinements I can make that will increase my level of success. These refinements are simple, yet will get resu...

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