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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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Jungle Punching Crappie

By Jason Mitchell On so many natural lakes (particularly where there is good water visibility that typically creates lush stands of aquatic vegetation) crappie location at early ice is all about finding the best weeds.  Tall green weeds will typically…

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Bluegill Basics

By Jason Mitchell Regardless of whether you do a lot of ice fishing or are completely new to ice fishing… bluegills are seemingly designed for entertaining ice anglers.  Abundant, relatively easy to find and great on the table, bluegills are…

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Early Ice Walleye

By Jason Mitchell Early ice is a prime window for targeting walleye.  Classic early ice locations typically repeat the prominent fall locations.  As a rule of thumb, good fishing in the fall often means good fishing at first ice.  Tough…

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Big Prop Crankbait Tactics

In past articles, we have shared some effective trolling tactics that incorporate the use of a bow mount trolling motor.  Particularly early in the year, creeping along with a bow mount trolling motor to pull crankbaits is simply deadly particularly…

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Slip Bobber Walleyes

By Jason Mitchell On so many natural lakes, slip bobbers are deadly on walleye.  Particularly early in the season.  Cold fronts, crashing water temps and dirty water accompanied by strong winds might absolutely wreck many bites but slip bobbers still…

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