Browsing: Freshwater Fishing

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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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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By Jason Mitchell By nature’s design, not all walleye spawn on the same day.  Not all fish use the same reef or tributary.  Spring spawning activity is often staggered.  As a result, post spawn patterns and locations can range all…

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By Jason Mitchell Outdoors Crappie fishing is a right of passage signaling spring for many anglers.  Pre Spawn fishing opportunities are often consistant and coveted.  Might not be a better time during the entire calendar year to target panfish.  Locations…

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By Jason Mitchell Over the years, if there is one mistake I have made when fishing rivers particularly early in the season… that mistake would be trying to use too light of tackle. The mistake of getting too caught up…

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By Jason Mitchell Weeds hold walleyes all summer long but aquatic vegetation can become even more appealing in the fall when water temperatures drop.  While many productive patterns can emerge, what can be so appealing about weed fish come fall…

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By Jason Mitchell Fall fishing is typically some of the best fishing of the entire season. Fish start to bulk up with egg mass and the late open water time-period is a coveted season for many anglers looking to target…

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By Jason Mitchell Historically, trolling structure come mid-summer was “big picture thinking” in that we chose long contours and consistent break lines where we could put lures behind the boat and go.  Because of the amount of line behind the…

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By Jason Mitchell Outdoors Midsummer panfish patterns often become overlooked by some anglers as bass and walleye seasons open across the Midwest.  Minnesota angler Tony Mariotti is widely renowned for his knack for finding panfish through the season and believes…

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