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Fishing Tournaments Can Improve Skills | Aberdeen American News

If you are a serious about walleye fishing, participating in a tournament or two might help you evolve into a better angler. There simply is not a better way to force yourself into focusing on the task at hand and catching big fish.

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Cold Water and Crankbaits | Outdoor Forum

During the first open-water forays of the year, most walleye anglers – even your more sophisticated types – just don’t equate hard-bodied lures with success. In reality, however, nothing could be further from the facts.

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Cold Water Cranks | Dakota Country Magazine

During the first open water forays of the year, most walleye anglers — even many sophisticated types — don’t equate hard-bodied lures with early season success. In reality, nothing could be further from the facts. Yes, jigs and rigs have been and will remain the staple presentation in cold water. But, I’m here to dispel some myths and make a case for you giving crankbaits some serious consideration this spring.

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Treetop Trolling | Walleye Insider

Shake the trees and walleyes come out. From mid-to late summer, mature, well-fed and largely overlooked beauties reside in submerged treetops in virtually every deep water reservoir in the walleye belt.

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Shallow Wood Walleyes All Season | Walleye Insider

Granted, some time periods are better than others – such as late spring and early summer, when postspawn ‘eyes invade the trees. Fall marks another pinnacle of activity. But even during midsummer, when sweltering days and soaring water temperatures slow the bit, more than a few resident walleyes watch from the wood. Read full...

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Reel Weeds – Real Deal | Walleye Insider

Reel Weeds are surprisingly uncomplicated and easy to stow and deploy. They come spooled on a foam holder with a designated position for each component – weight, cord and float, leaving no pieces hanging and eliminating tangling or snagging.

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Large Baits and Late-ice Monsters | Walleye Insider

Where I fish in Northeastern South Dakota, late-ice runs from about mid-February until you can no longer safely get out. By this time, the bite usually has been tough for some time and most folks are a little burned out.

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HOT | Walleye Insider

Below a dam, in a churning tailrace, fast food takes on entirely new meaning. Current rips, baitfish whirl, and walleyes attack, in turbulence that might seem too chaotic to hold fish, let along accommodate boats, walleyes gang up and gobble smelt or shad sliced and diced in the turbines.

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Early Spring Options Abound | Walleye Insider

The Glacial Lakes Region of northeastern South Dakota is becoming a premier walleye destination in the Upper Midwest, with the potential to produce lots of respectable fish as well as trophies. Locals know the score, but the rural nature of the area has kept it larger untapped by most anglers.

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Diversity Training | Walleye Insider

Prediction of blue-chip fishing were realized when the In-Fisherman Professional Walleye Trail (PWT) rolled into Mobridge, South Dakota, May 28-30 for the Berkley/Lowrance Pro-0Am on Lake Oahe. The massive Missouri River impoundment yielded big numbers of fish in a variety of ways, allowing the 104 pros to showcase their talents in multiple manners.

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Cold Cranking & Other Competitive Lessons | Walleye Insider

Although only a small percentage of walleye anglers participate in tournaments, their travails and triumphs benefit us all. Countless innovations in tactics and equipment were developed, refined and ultimately proven under the pressure of competition.

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