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Freshwater fishing articles by Jason Mitchell, encompassing open water, ice fishing, and species specific tactical features to help you catch fish. Jason Mitchell has logged thousands of hours on the water and ice, earning a reputation for not only being an extraordinary guide, hunter and angler but also a gifted writer, communicator and promoter.

 

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Deep Panfish Principles

By Jason Mitchell On many fisheries, go to panfish bites can take place out over deep water.  North Dakota’s Devils Lake often sees deep-water basin patterns develop in over forty feet of water.  We have found deep crappie patterns on…

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Going to School

By Jason Mitchell No secret that so many fish we like to target through the ice will eventually slide out and winter over holes and basins.  These wintering holes will typically load up with fish each winter.  While you might…

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Contact Crappie

With Jason Mitchell So many first ice crappie locations can be somewhat predictable.  Troughs, dips, channels and holes seem to concentrate crappie in the fall and these general locations seem to hold into the winter.  Over basins in particular, crappies…

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Spoon Tweaking Perch

By Jason Mitchell Few lures can be as effective day in and day out for jumbo perch as spoons.  This lure category packs weight, flash and water displacement into the presentation.  Spoons can be seen and one aspect of finding…

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Fall Fishing Hit List

By Jason Mitchell For diehard anglers, fall fishing may be the most coveted time of the year.  While every angler seems to participate for season openers and early season weekends, many anglers put the rods away and park the boat…

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Fall Funnel Walleye

By Jason Mitchell Current attracts walleye any time of the year and what might surprise many anglers is just how much current affects walleye location and movements throughout the season.  Even large natural lakes have currents that occur as wind…

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Walleyes in a Snap

with Jason Mitchell Trolling patterns that cover water and break down big locations with crankbaits often seem to dominate the walleye scene come mid summer.  As fish pull out over deep contours or basins and in some cases suspend over…

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