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Lake Kabetogama Walleye Action

Season 15, Episode 16: Host Jason Mitchell joins veteran guide Tim Snyder on beautiful Lake Kabetogama in northern Minnesota. Classic structure where you can trust your electronics to vertical jig. Information on some of Minnesota’s most renown walleye water. Read More »

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Deep Bass Fishing Tactics with classic Marabou

Season 15, Episode 15: Host Jason Mitchell joins Park Rapids, Minnesota guide Jason Durham in central Minnesota where the anglers catch deep smallmouth and largemouth bass in extremely clear water with subtle marabou jig presentations. Read More »

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Walleye Fishing with Brand New Spinner Harness

Season 15, Episode 14: Host Jason Mitchell burns the edges of weed lines during the middle of summer on Devils Lake, ND with a new spinner harness that he designed for Northland Fishing Tackle. Read More »

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Snap Jigging Leech Lake Walleye on the Sand Flats

Season 15: Episode 13: Veteran guide Al Maas joins Jason Mitchell on Leech Lake in northern Minnesota. The anglers describe a tried and true recipe for catching walleyes. Wind driven walleye bites often ignite over the shallow sand and grass Read More »

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Finding Largemouth Bass Fast with Spinnerbaits

Season 15, Episode 12: Jason Mitchell and guest Tony Mariotti share some straightforward strategies for finding bass fast along the bank. Read More »

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Big Walleye Tactics in Shallow Water South Dakota Glacial Lakes

Season 15, Episode 11: Jason Mitchell joins Doug Johnson in northeastern South Dakota where the anglers share some insights on catching big walleyes out of prairie pothole lakes in shallow water. The anglers hit shallow weed lines with Salmo Hornets Read More »

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Slip Bobber Walleyes during the Dog Days of Summer

Season 15, Episode 10: Host Jason Mitchell joins Doug Erickstad from Lakeview Lodge on North Dakota’s Devils Lake to explain some great tactics and locations for catching huge numbers of walleye through the summer. Read More »

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Red Lake Ice Walleyes

Season 15, Episode 10: Jason Mitchell highlights some of the ice fishing opportunities available for walleye with insights to locations and presentations to put fish on the ice. Read More »

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Texas Rigging Smallmouth Bass

Season 15, Episode 9: Host Jason Mitchell and guest Dennis Kassube target smallmouth bass in the Glacial Lakes Region of South Dakota after a cold front with Texas Rigs. Base camp was Hidden Hills Lodge near Roslyn, South Dakota, www.hiddenhilllodge.com Read More »

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Mille Lacs Smallmouth Bass

Season 15 Episode 8: Host Jason Mitchell joins Mille Lacs guide Brad Hawthorne for an early season smallmouth bass bite. Mille Lacs has developed into a world class smallmouth bass fishery. Mitchell and Hawthorne throw tube jigs up onto shallow Read More »

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Finesse Strategies for Winter Bluegills

Season 15 – Episode 7: Host Jason Mitchell tackles a tough bite in western North Dakota with finesse tactics. Early ice patterns and locations are discussed for dissecting structure on small to medium size dams and reservoirs on the high Read More »

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Sakakawea Pike at Late Ice

Season 15 Episode 6 Segment 2: Host Jason Mitchell joins astute Lake Sakakawea angler Jason Votova for late ice pike action. Top locations and strategies for this peaking pike fishery are discussed along with dead bait presentations that catch some Read More »

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The Soft Plastic Walleye Revolution on Ice

Season 15 Episode 6 – Segment 1: Tipping walleye lures with soft plastics has become one of the hottest trends across the ice belt. Host Jason Mitchell is joined by Eric Naig from Northland Fishing Tackle to share a few Read More »

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Late Ice Crappie

Season 15 Episode 5: Ice Team members Jason Mitchell and Tony Mariotti share some top locations and strategies for aggressive crappie stacked right under late ice. Slide and glide soft plastic presentations that trigger big crappies are discussed. Read More »

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Epic Perch Bite on Devils Lake

Season 15 Episode 4: Jason Mitchell joins Woodland Resort’s Tom Shields on his home water of Devils Lake, North Dakota for one of the most epic days of perch fishing. Top locations and presentations for Devils Lake perch and walleyes Read More »

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Ice Crappies – Quality over Quantity

Season 15 Episode 3: Top end crappies often roam water with a low population density of fish. Ice Team members Jason Mitchell and Jeff Andersen discuss some strategies for finding the top locations for slab crappies on deep water lakes Read More »

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Flutter Spoon Walleyes

Season 15 Episode 2 Segment 2: High percentage transition locations are discussed for finding walleyes on prairie pothole lakes in the Glacial Lakes Region of South Dakota at late ice. Flutter Spoons are used to trigger aggressive walleyes. Read More »

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Dead Stick Tactics for Jumbo Perch

Season 15 Episode 2 Segment 1:  Host Jason Mitchell shares a few strategies for hunkering down over key transitions with dead stick presentations to catch massive early ice perch on Devils Lake, North Dakota. Read More »

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Tungsten Tactics for Basin Panfish

Season 15 Episode 1: Classic basin panfish patterns at early ice. Ice Team members Jason Mitchell and Tony Mariotti share some nuances for breaking down these basin locations with tungsten jigs and soft plastics. Read More »

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Short Line Trolling Strategies for Walleye

Season 14 – Episode 19: Host Jason Mitchell and guide Corey Ewing share a deadly late summer walleye tactic for shallow natural lakes in the Glacial Lakes Region of South Dakota. Put a Salmo Bullhead 8SDR behind the prop, troll Read More »

Tips for More Walleye this Season

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By Jason Mitchell

Fishing can remain frustrating, humiliating and most of all humbling regardless of how much you get to fish or how much you think you have learned.  There will always come a time when you feel like you just hit a wall.  Anybody who has never been stumped on the water just hasn’t backed the boat down the ramp too many times or they are not being honest.  Either way we have probably all pounded a lake from before sunrise to after sunset with our pride seriously tarnished.

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Late Ice Fortunes

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By Jason Mitchell

The last period of safe ice typically offers some of the best ice fishing of the year for panfish like bluegill and crappie.  For crappies in particular, we often find fish shallow and the fish can often be fairly aggressive.  The locations to find crappies is often a matter of connecting the dots.  On most lakes and flowages, crappies will suspend out over holes and basins through much of the winter. 

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Walleye On The Edge

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By Jason Mitchell

By midwinter on many bodies of water, walleye location can often trend towards off shore structure and in many cases, deep structure.  With the advent of map chips, more anglers are discovering and fishing these locations.  A mistake I have made in the past when fishing deep structure is relying too much on what the contour line on the map charts.  What is more important than any contour is the transition.  The transition between one type of bottom and another.  Could be an edge where gravel meets mud.  Could be where large boulders transition to smaller rock.  This edge is often where it is at for finding offshore walleye.  Sometimes the transition lines up with a contour but so often it does not.  When it does not, you end up focusing your attention on the wrong contours and miss the mark.

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