Buddy Mike with a nice eye on a SSR #7 in that famous Hot Steel

Dog Day Success Continues

With August over half way done, I am looking forward to the fall jerk bait and plastic bite that was so good last September and October. I however cannot overlook…

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Bluegills on Beds in Northern Minnesota

It’s that time of year again, where the biggest gills in the lake congregate in trailer-tire sized depressions along the shores of your favorite lake. It’s an exciting time to…

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Patterning Spring Crappies

Chasing springtime panfish is one of my favorite bites of the year… Not only are they unbelievably good table-fare but chasing gills and crappies brings back some great childhood memories…


Late Ice luck in South Dakota

With some sky high temps in the 50s to even low 60s the late ice season is in full effect. Currently shorelines are still intact with that crispy top to…


Late Ice Perch Bonanza

James Holst and In-Depth Outdoors Pro Staffer Ben Brettingen fish Lake Winnibigoshish, AKA Lake Winnie, for jumbo perch as winter starts to release its grip on the ice belt. The…


Finally- open water in Nebraska

Spring is finally here! Well….sorta. Between 70 degree days and snowdrifts, it’s hard to tell at times. This week has been up and down in major ways, but we still…