by Bob Jensen  | Open water trolling is a technique, or at least a phrase, that most anglers are familiar with.  Trolling on the ice is a technique that more and more ice-anglers are becoming familiar with.  Trolling on the ice might not make sense at first, but once you understand the concept, it will […]

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by Bob Jensen  | I went ice-fishing for the first time of the season a few days ago.  It was a good trip even though the fish chose not to participate as much as we would have liked.  We were on a lake in central Minnesota:  The ice was about 15 inches thick.  Anglers had […]

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by Bob Jensen  | There was a skim of ice on the pond this morning which served as a good reminder that ice-fishing is getting closer all the time.  While we’re probably still a couple of weeks away from getting on the ice, now is a good time to think about some of the things […]

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by Bob Jensen  | There were snow-flurries in the air this past week, and air temperatures have been in the lower to mid 30’s.  There’s been too much wind for ice to form, but there’s no doubt that another ice-fishing season is getting closer.  And with another La Nina weather pattern in the works, we […]

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by Bob Jensen  |   I went fishing to one of my all-time favorite places recently, Lake Kabetogama in the Voyageur’s National Park in northern Minnesota.  I’ve been to Kab many times in the past fifteen years.  I go there for several reasons, but mostly because it’s a world class fishery for a variety of […]

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by Bob Jensen  |   Most anglers are pretty open-minded when it comes to fishing.  Some have their favorite species of fish and they concentrate on that specie. Other anglers, in fact most anglers, just want to have something pulling back on the end of their line.  They would rather catch a bunch of bass […]

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by Bob Jensen  |   Autumn is quickly approaching, and in many areas, the water clears up in the fall.  This is due to several things within the ecosystem, but the reality is, autumn waters can be clearer, and that will affect how we the fish react.  And how the fish react should have an […]

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by Bob Jensen  | The weather in my part of the world has been cool the past few days.  Some people are predicting an early autumn.  I’m not hoping for summer to depart soon, but we take what they send when it comes to weather.  If you like to fish, the fall months can provide […]

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