by Bob Jensen  | The fishing season in several states across the Midwest will be opening soon.  In areas where seasons are open year ‘round, anglers are already out there chasing walleyes, northern pike, bass, and panfish.  The next few weeks and months are the most popular times for an angler to get on the […]

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by Bob Jensen  |   People who like to fish spend a good amount of time talking about the different things that can help them catch more fish.  There are a number of considerations that can partially or fully determine our fishing success, but perhaps the one consideration that we talk about the most is […]

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by Bob Jensen  | Different anglers have different definitions of what fishing success is.  To some, fishing success is catching a bunch of fish: Size doesn’t matter, they just want to catch something. To other anglers, fishing success means you caught a big one.  Size is more important than numbers. And then there are those […]

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Join us in congratulating Portia Simpson on her newest success! Gamekeeper, deer stalker and friend of The American Outdoorsman, Portia has written a new book on her gamekeeping experiences on the Isle of Rum in Scotland. As one of the first women in Scotland to qualify as a master gamekeeper at the mere age of 24, Portia […]

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by Bob Jensen  | It’s that time of year:  The boat is being rigged, I’m putting fresh line on my reels, I’m calling friends to see if they have any good fishing reports, in short, I’m preparing for the open water fishing season.  As I prepare, I have lots of memories, mostly good, about past […]

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by Bob Jensen  | I’ve been seeing more and more anglers on and in the water recently.  Some of them are fishing from boats, some are wading, others are fishing from docks or shore.  Some of them are catching fish, some aren’t catching too much.  If you want to catch more fish early in the […]

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by Bob Jensen  | About this time every year I start thinking about new or existing open water fishing techniques that I want to learn more about.  One of the real keys to fishing success is being versatile.  There are lots of ways to catch fish.  Some techniques are kind of seasonal, others work better […]

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by Bob Jensen  | For the most part, ice-fishing came to an early end this year.  That means that open water fishing will have an early start:  In fact, throughout the Midwest, some anglers are already enjoying open water fishing.  They’re on rivers, and they’re fishing for walleyes.  Walleyes will eat a bait year ‘round.  […]

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