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To beat a tough bite for lakers on my home waters in Colorado, I start by checking classic cover and structure, such as humps, weed edges, flats and drop-offs.

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We have worked extensively to build a custom line up of high quality Clam Ice Fishing Shelters that are found exclusively at SCHEELS.Hub and flip over shelters are offered in a variety of options and sizes allowing you to pick the perfect setup for your situation on the ice.

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Early and late ice are coveted periods of time for targeting panfish. With midwinter being a slow time it is important to know how to target these fish.

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SCHEELS has partnered with Clam Outdoors and legendary ice angler Jason Mitchell to create the most rugged and functional selection of ice shelters found only at SCHEELS. This SCHEELS exclusive lineup of ice shelters are extensively designed and tested for hardcore ice fishing with industry leading technology and features.

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With this excitement to fish comes the opportunity to update electronics that will have a big impact on our fishing success this season. Here you will find helpful information you need to choose your next flasher unit.

November 18, 2016

Contact Crappie

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Many first ice crappie locations can be somewhat predictable. Troughs, dips, channels and holes seem to concentrate crappie in the fall, which tend to hold into the winter.

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This article is meant to serve as a starting point for anglers considering a trip to Lake Winnipeg. We do suggest that you do your own homework to research the details for your specific situation to ensure you have a successful trip.

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What’s the first thing your buddies ask after you put a piggy greenback on the ice? Probably the most asked question is, “what’s the hot color & what lure are you using?”

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As autumn turns to fall, many outdoorsmen are pulled in many directions. For some, there isn’t enough time in a day right now, for others, we are packing away our summer equipment and looking forward to the hard water. Right now, during this transition, its “Prime time” to get your shelters and augers ready for ICE.

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Some of the best fishing of the year occurs during the fall. At this time, walleyes are eating often. As a predator near the top of the food chain, walleyes will have other fish in their crosshairs. Here are a few tips to put more trophies in your boat this fall.

November 7, 2016

Spoon Tweaking Perch

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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 fish is making sure that the fish can find you.

Catfish

Separating the cities of Fargo ND and Moorhead MN, is an amazing fishery that few anglers take advantage of. The Red River is an often over looked paradise for the angler seeking to do battle with a true trophy. While there are over 70 species of fish in the Red River, Channel Catfish are the preferred target largely due to the fact they are plentiful and powerful. We have had the opportunity to fish with John Dickelman of J&K Cats on a few occasions and have picked up some great tips from this very popular guide.

September 29, 2016

Late Season Open Water Fishing

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If you happen to live just south of the ice belt, when winter comes around, you still have plenty of options to fish. Usually, the determining factor on how well it will go is being prepared for the colder weather.

August 19, 2016

Fall Fishing Hit List

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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 during the fall, so the mystique of fall is not only great fishing but also fewer people. Even on good bites on well-known fisheries, boat ramp parking lots sit relatively empty. For hardcore anglers who are obsessed with fishing, fall might be a favorite time of the year.

August 2, 2016

Targeting Fall Walleye

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Because of the competition among so many facets of outdoor activities, fall walleye fishing opportunities can often be overlooked once hunting seasons kick in. Pressure falls off drastically as many outdoors enthusiasts trade in fishing rods for shotguns but for the committed anglers still fishing through the fall, these current patterns can produce some of the best walleye fishing of the season and some of the biggest fish are a real possibility.

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Columbia’s PFG (Performance Fishing Gear) line is more than just great gear and apparel, it’s a way of life.

July 15, 2016

Fall Walleye Fishing

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Although it is the middle of July, the fall season will be here sooner than you know. Among the excitement for all the hunting seasons opening a great opportunity to catch fish is beginning.

July 14, 2016

Summer Bass Baits

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With the countless number of options to tie on for summer bass fishing it can be tough to know what baits you want to have ready. Check out some of our favorite lures for summer bass fishing.

Panfish

There is always an increased level of intensity whenever you are fishing for your next meal. When you know that you and other people are relying on what you put on a stringer or in a live well, you have your game face on. For so many anglers, harvesting fish for the table often involves panfish. In so many regions, crappie, perch or sunfish still allow some harvest where anglers can proceed to keep some fish for a meal.

May 5, 2016

A Case for Big Pike

JM NorthernA Case for Big Pike By Jason Mitchell Northern pike are such an incredible predator. Smooth and sleek with the curves...
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There is one issue every angler is faced with on the water. How to catch the most fish? It’s a very basic question but leads a lot of anglers to taking themselves out of the game. The first thing every angler should do before getting on the water is a little homework.

JM Walleye SpringTips for More Walleye this Season By Jason Mitchell Fishing can remain frustrating, humiliating and most of all humbling regardless of...
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Night trolling walleyes is a favorite for many open water fishers for two main reasons. It’s relatively easy, and it works all season long. Everyone knows that walleyes have great vision, but it excels at night, making this the prime time for feeding. A few simple tips will make this intimidating technique much easier.