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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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Panfish in the Abyss

By Jason Mitchell Both bluegill and crappie often suspend or move out over deep water basins on many bodies of water each winter.  Deep and basin are often relative descriptions to describe a large offshore bowl of deeper water but…

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Crappie on the Ceiling

By Jason Mitchell Never say never and never say always with fishing but when it comes to catching big crappie through the ice, there are a few lessons that seem repeating.  Doesn’t matter if you find crappie suspended over basins…

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Hunting Walleye at First Ice

By Jason Mitchell The first ice period often offers opportunities to catch aggressive walleye in shallow water.  On many fisheries… prime time is typically around sunrise and sunset.  Ice anglers often anticipate this prime-time period and experience great fishing.  While…

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New Trolling Angles

By Jason Mitchell Crankbait trolling for walleye is so effective come mid-summer.  Besides covering water, crankbaits also simply trigger fish.  Most of the prominent trolling patterns in the Midwest are basin, contour or open water orientated.  Trolling crankbaits is popular…

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Speed Rig Walleyes

By Jason Mitchell Rigging has continued to evolve over the years and remains a deadly way for catching walleye throughout the season.  Rigging can be a lot of different things depending on the angler and region.  The classic live bait…

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Midwest Bass Insights

By Tayler Michels The upper Midwest is home to arguably some of the best largemouth bass fishing when you consider the sheer volume of unpressured fish.  In regions like Minnesota and Wisconsin where walleye have long dominated the fishing scene,…

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