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By: Blake Tollefson Winter is here – and it’s here to stay for some time. With these frigid temperatures, it’s vital to make the most of what mother nature has to offer. Drive past a frozen lake mid-January and you’ll spot shanty towns teeming with anglers that are willing to trade long rods for those of a shorter variety. Panfish – crappies in particular – are some of the most targeted species throughout the hard water season. They are more than willing to offer fast action and provide a fresh meal that’s quite hard to top.   Nomads & Roamers...

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The heat and humidity of summer have started to subside – cooler days are on the horizon.  As we approach another season change, another change in fish patterns follows closely behind.  Water temperatures are starting to drop, leaves are falling, and fish start to put on the feedbag again. It’s time to look for panfish, and crappies in particular, in thicker water. During the Fall, many outdoorsmen transition their efforts towards hunting, however, overlooking the Fall crappie bite is a mistake made by far too many anglers. Pinning down crappies in the Fall can lead to fast and furious action,...

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  In 2017, Eurotackle took a leap and entered the hard bait market of fishing with the introduction of a micro lipless crankbait, the Z-Viber. Since inception, the Company has expanded its line-up of hard baits to four sizes of Z-Vibers, a micro crankbait (the Z-Cranker), and a micro jerkbait (the Z-Spender). These products are designed to cover subsurface fishing styles. But what about topwater?  Enter the Z-Popper, Eurotackle’s first topwater lure. At 1.75 inches in length and 1/8 oz, the “Popper” is a necessary tool in a finesse fisherman’s toolbox. The “Popper” packs some serious punch into a small...

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Spring is here. You can feel it in the air.  Water temperatures are rising, and fish and anglers alike have one thing on their mind: the spawn. Depending on where you live, game fish opportunities are likely limited to a few areas or completely closed altogether. However, panfish opportunities are among the best they’ll be all year long. Springtime panfish — crappies in particular — are no secret. However, there are some factors that can really influence your success. Water temperature and daily weather conditions are among the leading influencers on fish location and temperament. Location At ice out, crappies...

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Winter is coming to end and anglers across the Midwest are chomping at the bit to get a taste of open water again. There’s one problem -  most lakes are still ice covered as far as the eye can see. Fortunately, for Wisconsin anglers most of the states trout streams are open to catch and release. For 2021, the catch and release season runs from January 2, 2021 to April 30, 2021. Trout fishing offers anglers some unique opportunities, not necessarily available to traditional anglers targeting warm water species across the Midwest. There aren’t many types of fishing that allow...

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