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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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Soft Plastic Insights for Bluegill

By Tayler Michels (Staff Writer Jason Mitchell Outdoors) Today’s modern era of ice fishing offers advancements in equipment that make anglers more efficient on the ice.  Flashers, underwater cameras and GPS Mapping have helped us locate and catch a lot more fish.  Besides…

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Walleye on Demand

By Jason Mitchell Over the past decade, aggressive search tactics for walleye have been trending across many fisheries, particularly large bodies of water where the sheer acreage can be daunting.  The lures combine with the mobility and mentality which allows…

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Deep Panfish Principles

By Jason Mitchell On many fisheries, go to panfish bites can take place out over deep water.  North Dakota’s Devils Lake often sees deep-water basin patterns develop in over forty feet of water.  We have found deep crappie patterns on…

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Going to School

By Jason Mitchell No secret that so many fish we like to target through the ice will eventually slide out and winter over holes and basins.  These wintering holes will typically load up with fish each winter.  While you might…

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Contact Crappie

With Jason Mitchell So many first ice crappie locations can be somewhat predictable.  Troughs, dips, channels and holes seem to concentrate crappie in the fall and these general locations seem to hold into the winter.  Over basins in particular, crappies…

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Spoon Tweaking Perch

By Jason Mitchell Few lures can be as effective day in and day out for jumbo perch as spoons.  This lure category packs weight, flash and water displacement into the presentation.  Spoons can be seen and one aspect of finding…

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Fall Fishing Hit List

By Jason Mitchell For diehard anglers, fall fishing may be the most coveted time of the year.  While every angler seems to participate for season openers and early season weekends, many anglers put the rods away and park the boat…

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