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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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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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By Jason Mitchell In both North and South Dakota, bottom bouncer rigs have been catching walleye on the Missouri River reservoirs for an awfully long time.  The popularity of bottom bouncers however has expanded far and wide.  Come mid-summer, bottom…

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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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By Jason Mitchell Smallmouth bass are one of my favorite fish to target.  Smallmouth bass are just built to provide joy and excitement.  Much has been written and said about the fight of a smallmouth.  The stubborn digging below the…

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By Jason Mitchell Early season post spawn walleye tactics often incorporate live bait rigging and jigging.  Particularly with states like Minnesota and Wisconsin that have a walleye opener, crankbaits often get overlooked on many fisheries and they shouldn’t.  Many anglers…

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By Jason Mitchell Flash back twenty years ago and most river fishing was solely slipping the current with jigs and minnows.  The art of jigging was choosing the right size jig so that you could slip at the same speed…

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By Jason Mitchell Lots to like about fishing for walleye in the fall.  Traditionally some of the very best fishing of the entire season particularly for trophy class fish.  Great fishing, big fish and less people… Always amazes us that…

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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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