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FISHING THE MIDWEST EXPANDS TO NATIONWIDE COVERAGE

The award-winning Fishing the Midwest television series will start airing again in early 2019 in homes throughout the Midwest, and this year, anglers across North America will have access to Fishing the Midwest.  Fishing the […]

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ICE-FISHING WITH SPOONS

Ice-anglers have a good number of different baits and bait styles available to them.  One of the most popular and effective bait styles for ice-fishing is spoons.  Look in the tacklebox of almost any angler […]

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WALLEYES ON SPOONS THROUGH THE ICE

Another ice-fishing season is underway across many parts of the Midwest, and many of the anglers that hit the ice this winter will be after walleyes.  Walleyes will eat a lot of different presentations.  A […]

FISHING THE MIDWEST EXPANDS TO NATIONWIDE COVERAGE
Fishing The Midwest with Jensen & Frisch

FISHING THE MIDWEST EXPANDS TO NATIONWIDE COVERAGE

The award-winning Fishing the Midwest television series will start airing again in early 2019 in homes throughout the Midwest, and this year, anglers across North America will have access to Fishing the Midwest.  Fishing the […]

REEL-TIMES - November 2018
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REEL-TIMES – November 2018

OPEN-WATER RECAP & ICE, ICE, ICE! We wrapped up the open-water TV filming season recently with some fast smallmouth bass action from western Minnesota and with a hot walleye bite from Pool 2 of the Mississippi River.  This […]

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GIVE’EM WHAT THEY WANT HOW THEY WANT IT

Whether you’re after fish in open water or through the ice, your lure presentation is one of the most important considerations for success.  Since ice-fishing season is fast approaching in many areas, now is a […]

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LESSONS LEARNED, 2018-STYLE!

As I write this in late October, hopes are still high for a few more nice and productive open-water fishing days this season.  However, the late fall weather could turn and the lakes ice over […]

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BIG fish time!

October is an awesome time to be an outdoors enthusiast!  Many hunting seasons are in full swing and some of the year’s best fishing happens now.  Numbers of fish of all species are often cooperative […]

Catch Fall Fish On Jigs
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Catch Fall Fish On Jigs

There are lots of signs that fall is not far away.  You can listen to the locusts at night, notice that the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting cooler, or you can […]

Fishing The Midwest with Jensen & Frisch

Fall For River Fish

A good number of very successful anglers commit a lot of their fall fishing time to rivers, and for good reason.  Most rivers are home to a wide variety of fish species.  Those different species […]

Fishing The Midwest with Jensen & Frisch

SPREAD OUT FOR PERCH

In-line planer boards are a very effective tool for catching walleyes and trout. In recent years some anglers have been employing boards to catch a variety of other species of fish.  On a recent trip […]

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Cabela’s School of Fish has record-breaking year!

Cabela’s School of Fish, recognized by many as the leaders in kids fishing education, recently completed their 6th-year of hosting fishing classes for kids, their parents, and other adults, and did so in record-breaking fashion!  […]

REEL-TIMES 21 Edition, With Mike Frisch
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REEL-TIMES 21 Edition, With Mike Frisch

ICAST II & MORE! We share some more new and cool “stuff” that Fishing the Midwest’s Mike Frisch saw at the recent ICAST show in this REEL-TIMES!  ICAST is the annual sport fishing industry trade show where companies reveal many of their […]

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IT’S TIME TO THINK ABOUT FALL FISHING

Depending on where you live, the young people and their teachers are getting ready to go back to school, football season is either here or just around the corner, and the fall fishing season is […]

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Mid – Summer Fishing

We were out in the yard the other night at sunset.  The cicadas were making the noise that they make, and that reminded me that summer has reached the halfway point, and that reminded me […]

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Find the fish and more!

Walleye anglers during late summer often struggle putting good catches of fish in the boat.  Lots of baitfish, a summer of fishing pressure, and peaking pleasure boat traffic are all factors that can “make it […]

Largemouth On Frogs
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Largemouth On Frogs

I got to go fishing recently.  Mike Frisch and I only had a few hours to be on the water, and it was in the middle of a hot summer day:  Not always the best […]

Fishing The Midwest with Jensen & Frisch

Walleyes on the move!

The heat of summer can be a difficult time to catch walleyes.  These fish certainly eat during summer, but most lakes are full of bait fish now so walleyes have lots of options when it […]

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TROLLING FOR SUMMER CATCHES

100 degree temperatures hit parts of the Midwest much earlier than normal this year.  Those temperatures created warmer water, and the warmer water has fish moving, and they’re also hungry.  In early summer different species […]

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FEED THE FISH WHAT THEY WANT

Summer is here: It came quickly this year.  Fishing in the summer can be very productive.  However, on that day when you’re on the water, fishing conditions might not be the best for the species […]

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WHY AND HOW TO NET YOUR FISH

For many fisher-people, netting the fish on the end of their line is about the last thing they think of:  There are so many other things that we need to do to get to that […]

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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 […]

LITTLE THINGS FOR MORE FISHING SUCCESS
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LITTLE THINGS FOR MORE FISHING SUCCESS

Over the last four decades I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to go fishing with a lot of different anglers.  Some of these anglers were very, very skilled and they caught a lot of fish.  Others […]

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NEW STUFF

It’s the second week of April and we just got dumped on with snow again.  And the lakes are still iced-over.  I spoke with a friend yesterday who keeps a journal of his outdoor experiences.  […]

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EARLY SEASON FISHING MEMORIES

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 […]

Fishing The Midwest with Jensen & Frisch

EXPERIENCE EARLY SEASON FISHING SUCCESS

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 […]

I REMEMBER
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I REMEMBER

In my part of the world, North Iowa, there’s still too much ice to go open water fishing, but not enough ice to walk on.  So I’m still kind of in that “Looking Back” and […]

LOOKING FORWARD
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LOOKING FORWARD (and back)

On a drive around a nearby lake recently it became apparent that another ice-fishing season is concluding.  There were still lots of anglers on the ice where the ice was safe, but wind was making […]

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GET MORE BITES IN 2018

We’re kind of in that in-between season in the northern reaches of the Midwest.  Many lakes are still covered with ice, although the quality of the ice is inconsistent. Everywhere else, anglers are fishing open […]

Fishing The Midwest with Jensen & Frisch

REEL-TIMES TIPS: Boards with Bob!

Recently we spoke with Fishing the Midwest founder Bob Jensen regarding planer board use.   Here are excerpts from that conversation: When asked about tips for the first-time board user and wind direction, here is what […]

CATCH’EM ON LATE ICE
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CATCH’EM ON LATE ICE

Depending on where you live in the Midwest, the ice-fishing season is winding down.  Once March arrives, you know you’re on the downhill side of another season of ice-action.  And, if you’ve done much ice-fishing, […]

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ICING PERCH

In some areas of the Midwest, certain fishing seasons are getting ready to close, and in some areas they’ve already closed.  The closed season mostly affects walleye and northern pike anglers, and again, that’s only […]

MID-WINTER ICE-FISHING TIPS
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MID-WINTER ICE-FISHING TIPS FROM BOB JENSEN

We’re entering the mid-winter ice-fishing season.  Ice-fishing this time of year can be productive, but it can also be challenging.  If we have answers for those challenges, we can be successful at catching fish through […]

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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HALFTIME FOR ICE-FISHING

If the ice-fishing season was like a football or basketball game, we would be at about halftime.  We’ve had a good amount of ice-fishing so far, but there’s still a lot of outstanding ice-fishing opportunities […]

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FIRST ICE-FISHING TRIP

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 […]

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ICE-FISHING IDEAS

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 […]

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BE VERSATILE FOR MORE ICE-FISHING SUCCESS

Across the ice-belt there are several species of fish that anglers have the opportunity to catch from under the ice.  Walleyes, northern pike, perch, crappies and other types of panfish, smallmouth and largemouth bass and […]

COLOR FOR OPEN WATER AND ICE
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LURE COLOR FOR OPEN WATER AND ICE

To some anglers, lure color isn’t that important.  To other anglers, color is very important.  To the most successful anglers, lure color is part of the equation.  In a good number of situations, whether it […]

ICE-FISHING IDEAS
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ICE-FISHING IDEAS

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 […]

CORE ICE
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Fishing the Midwest forms agreement with CORE ICE!

Fishing the Midwest, one of the Midwest’s longest-running and highest-rated fishing television shows, announced today that they have formed a partnership with INTELLI-CORE, manufacturers of the revolutionary new CORE ICE fish houses.  “The revolutionary hybrid […]

OPEN WATER OBSERVATIONS
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OPEN WATER OBSERVATIONS

I’m pretty sure the 2017 open water fishing season is over for me.  While it’s still fresh in my mind this is the time of year that I like to look back at the just-completed […]

Catching Big Fish More Often
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Catching Big Fish More Often

Some of the time we hear about the good old days of fishing, back in a time when the fish were bigger and there were more of them.  And, while I’m sure there were times […]

walleye fishing
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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 […]

STORING YOUR FISHING STUFF
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STORING YOUR FISHING STUFF

For some anglers, the open water fishing season is history.  If you’re one of those anglers, there are some things you should do while open water fishing is still a fresh memory.  If you don’t […]

A Few Fall Fishing Ideas
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A Few Fall Fishing Ideas

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 […]

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 […]

A TRIP TO REMEMBER
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A TRIP TO REMEMBER

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 […]