TROLL UP MORE WALLEYES IN THE SUMMER
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TROLL UP MORE WALLEYES IN THE SUMMER    

The dead of summer is when some anglers have trouble catching walleyes. If you would like to increase your odds for putting some walleyes in the boat in the next few weeks, trolling, either forward […]

DEEP WATER WALLEYES
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DEEP WATER WALLEYES

When a person is preparing to go fishing, it’s a good idea to keep in mind that the fish might not be where we expect them to be.  I forgot that fact recently, and it […]

REEL-TIMES e-newsletter 3-28-19
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Reel Times – March 2019

SPRING “WALLEYE” FEVER! Lots going on in the Fishing the Midwest World! Spring has finally sprung!  This is an exciting time of year for fishing enthusiasts across the Midwest as open water is appearing, meaning it’s […]

Walleye Fishing

What Walleye Jig to Fish?

We are programmed to understand that not all lure types are created equal, with different baits serving different needs seasonally for varying species. What about baits in the same class however? While we grasp the […]

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WALLEYES ON JIGS RIGHT NOW

Walleye Season 2018 has arrived across the Midwest.  In fact, it here’s been here for a while for some anglers.  But now that the season is open for pretty much everyone in Walleye Country, it’s […]

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Ultimate Walleye Cheat Sheet

Golden-flanked walleyes are prized catches for anglers across the Walleye Belt, and spring is prime time to get them. Afoot or afloat, you stand a better than average chance of sampling some of the year’s […]

Walleye Fishing

Winnie Walleye Wisdom

Each Minnesota walleye opener finds hundreds of boats on Big Winnie. I’m there with the masses. It’s a family tradition. A mixed crowd of small boats, big boats, guide boats, and resort launches converge along […]

WALLEYES RIGHT NOW
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WALLEYES RIGHT NOW

In some states in walleye country, the walleye ice-fishing season is winding down.  Some places protect walleyes as they enter the time of the year when they’re preparing to spawn.  In the areas where catching […]

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Autumn Walleye Fishing

When some anglers are putting their fishing equipment away for the season, a few in-the-know folks are getting ready for what can be some of the fastest walleye fishing of the year.  The rivers that […]

Chasing Cold Weather Fish
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Chasing Cold Weather Fish

As we get farther into the autumn period, the weather gets a little cooler.  It’s generally not bitterly cold this time of year, and in fact the weather can be beautiful.  That’s what makes fishing […]

Walleye Tip: Structure Trolling Refined
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Walleye Tip: Structure Trolling Refined

Historically, trolling structure come mid-summer was “big picture thinking” in that we chose long contours and consistent break lines where we could put lures behind the boat and go.  Because of the amount of line […]

Power Rigging For Walleye
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Power Rigging For Walleye

Live bait is a critical component to catching walleye on many fisheries. Even with the advent of soft plastics and the fact that more walleye anglers have confidence with artificial baits, there is still a […]

Side-Imaging for the Walleye Crowd
Walleye Fishing

Side-Imaging for the Walleye Crowd

Walleye-anglers are a traditional bunch in-general.  New techniques and technologies are directly compared to known commodities, and rightly so.  There’s no use making things more difficult than they need to be, yet sometimes along the […]

KEEP IT SIMPLE
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KEEP IT SIMPLE…STUPID!

Keep it simple…stupid! I am guilty of often violating this rule of fishing. It seems, the more I learn about fishing the worse I sometimes get. Fishing can be so basic and the isles of […]

UP YOUR CATCH BY TROLLING
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UP YOUR CATCH BY TROLLING

Across the Midwest and I would guess most of North America, most game fish in most places are done spawning.  After a few days of rest, those fish will get very hungry.  If you can […]

The 3 Main Speeds of Walleye Fishing
Walleye Fishing

The 3 Main Speeds of Walleye Fishing

There are plenty of presentations in walleye fishing these days, ranging from burning trolling runs to the slowest vertical applications.  While all of them will catch ‘eyes provided the conditions are right, the fact of […]

BOTTOM BOUNCERS 101
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BOTTOM BOUNCERS 101

It’s that time of year when the weather is warm and the fishing is on fire! I am talking June is the month of BBQ’s, baseball and bottom bouncers. That’s right, bottom bouncers! Let’s talk […]

Reverse Spooling for Leadcore
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Reverse Spooling for Leadcore

Pulling leadcore is really painless as long as you get the rigging right from the start.  For that reason, I recommend buying your leadcore setups in pairs, with the same reels that will hold the […]

Favorite Weedy Walleye Tactic
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Favorite Weedy Walleye Tactic

David Cook asks:I would say I’m above average walleye fisherman and catch a lot of walleyes but one thing I have been trying to figure out is how to catch them in the weeds. I […]

Scatter Rap Deep Husky Jerkbaits For Trolling
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Scatter Rap Deep Husky Jerkbaits For Trolling

When trolling for deep-dwelling gamefish, anglers have often had to trade a little lure action for efficiency in covering water. Then along came Rapala®’s Scatter Rap Deep Husky Jerkbaits, a trolling lure that offers the […]

Bays de Noc, Lake Michigan Lake Highlight
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Bays de Noc, Lake Michigan Lake Highlight

Big and Little Bays de Noc lie at the upper end of Lake Michigan’s Green Bay, and together make up about 100,000 acres of prime sportfishing water. Though many types of gamefish swim these waters, […]

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Walleye Fishing

Seize Spring Walleyes

For states with closed walleye seasons, the gap between when the ice is too treacherous to traipse and legal fishing begins a new can be a painful one. During that bleak span, however, walleye fishing […]

NPAA NewsBLAST May 2017
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NPAA NewsBLAST May 2017

Jim Carroll, long time Pro Fisherman and fishing seminar speaker is fighting a battle with cancer.   Recently Jim did a week of tests at Mayo Clinic and he has started treatment, including Chemo and Radiation.  […]

Don’t Get Stuck Without Sticks - NPAA Coverage
Walleye Fishing

Don’t Get Stuck Without Sticks – NPAA Coverage

Jigs are popular springtime walleye lures, but don’t overlook versatile, slim-profile stickbaits in your quest for early season success. Also commonly called minnowbaits or jerkbaits, these baitfish-imitating hardbaits are deadly weapons when schools of spring-run […]

Northland Current Cutter Jig
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Northland Current Cutter Jig

Northland Fishing Tackle’s revolutionary new Current Cutter Jig slices through the strongest currents, allowing you to efficiently target hard-to-fish areas where trophy walleyes and other river-run gamefish live—without getting washed away by the flow. “The […]

WALLEYE ROD IDEAS
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WALLEYE ROD IDEAS

I had a conversation recently with a friend who was new to fishing and wanted to catch walleyes.  He’d been watching fishing shows on television and reading articles and going to fishing seminars, and while […]

How to Get the Most out of Your Crankbaits
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How to Get the Most out of Your Crankbaits

There is perhaps no lure more versatile than a crankbait. This style of lure will catch fish of all species in all seasons, whether you’re casting or trolling. What’s a Crankbait? Any fish that routinely […]

Add Balance Your Early Season Fishing Plan 1
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FISKAS: Add Balance Your Early Season Fishing Plan

Innovative FISKAS Balances introduce alluring designs, undeniable fascination for fish…… Ever fished a balance? You know, those eccentric-looking, horizontal hanging contrivances with Scandinavian ancestry? Chances are, if you’ve been paying attention to trends in walleye, […]

Walleye Seminars By Brian Brosdahl
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Walleye Seminars By Brian Brosdahl

Sat April 1st  12 PM, Sunday April 2nd 3PM, Annual Douglas County,  Fish & Game League Spring Sportshow, March 31-April 2 Vendors, Fishing & Hunting Seminars,  Kids Pond, Delicious BBQ Sandwiches, & Other Tasty Treats, […]

Catching River Walleyes This Spring
Walleye Fishing

Catching River Walleyes This Spring

Springtime river walleyes spawning migrations offer anglers a chance to enjoy some of the year’s best fishing for ’eyes of all sizes, from tasty eaters to sag-bellied trophies. The trick to tapping this annual rite […]

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Who Is ODU Magazine

Welcome to “ODU Magazine” is an exclusive internet publication and news source dedicated to outdoorsmen, women and youth who enjoy fishing and hunting. Our team of writers and outdoor enthusiasts have brought together the best […]

Walleye Fishing Angles
Walleye Fishing

Walleye Fishing Angles

No secret that walleyes use weeds an awful lot and despite the fact that walleyes are known to use weeds so often, many walleye anglers still avoid fishing weeds.  Take a quick look around many […]

NPAA NewsBLAST
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NPAA NewsBLAST March, 2017

NPAA 2018 Conference-Save the Dates! With the abnormally warm weather we have seen across North America the past few weeks, anglers have already been spending their time on the open waters this great country has […]