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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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Jerk Bait Walleyes

By Jason Mitchell Jerk baits can roll with a lot of different names and monikers.  Twitch baits, minnow baits…. Basically any slender profile, shallow running, minnow shaped hard bait.  The actions and characteristics can vary dramatically amongst different companies and…

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Quick Tips for Spring Panfish

By Jason Mitchell Outdoors Spring panfish opportunities are popular with anglers for good reason.  Anglers can target crappie, bluegill and other panfish in often shallow water and the action can be tremendous particularly for kids and beginning anglers.  Regardless of…

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The Skinny on Bulls

By Jason Mitchell Some of the shallowest panfish we catch each winter happen in March during late ice on many fisheries.  Fun sight fishing patterns often emerge.  Fish can sometimes be found in a few feet of water under the…

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Crappies Anywhere

By Jason Mitchell If there is one certainty with late ice crappies, there is no sure-fire location or formula for success that works across the board.  What always amazes me on our travels as we travel across the Great Plains…

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Grave Yard Shift Walleyes

By Jason Mitchell So many fisheries come to mind where after dark patterns offer some of the best opportunities for catching fish. After dark strategies and locations however can vary dramatically from where we might find fish during daylight or…

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