June 27, 2014
Devils Lake is well known for it's mammoth perch, prolific walleye population, and ever expanding shoreline. This week Fish Ed host, Jon Thelen, spends a day casting crankbaits for big pike. If you plan on fishing Devils Lake this year, Thelen will show you exactly what to do and what to look for to do battle with these hard-fighting fish.
June 27, 2014
Finding and catching bluegill is easy for most, but finding and catching big mature bluegill requires a refined approach. This week on Fish Ed Jon Thelen, host of Fish Ed, shows how to locate and catch big mature bluegill in shallow water.
June 20, 2014
Traditional summertime tactics catch plenty of big ‘eyes, or else they wouldn’t have become such strong traditions. Lindy Rigging, pulling spinners and suspending live bait account for countless catches. But sometimes, thinking outside the box is an even better way to put more, bigger walleyes in the box.
June 5, 2014
This week, Fish Ed Host Jon Thelen alters his plan to fish Lake Winnibigoshish due to weather and chases down post spawn walleyes on a small northern Minnesota Lake by trolling Lindy Jigs tipped with a shiner minnow. This can be a very effective, but often overlooked tactic for spring walleyes accross the Midwest.
June 5, 2014
Even the best walleye anglers in the world can learn something new on nearly every fishing trip. Maybe that’s what makes those guys so good. They know that tactics, bodies of water and the fish themselves can change from moment-to-moment, day-to-day, and even over the years. Successful fishermen believe they know how to catch fish, but they never close the door on the lessons fish teach every day.
May 22, 2014
This week, Fish Ed host Jon Thelen travels to Red Lake in search of spring walleyes. Lindy Fuzz-E-Grubs tipped with shiner minnows are the day's bait of preference for these hungry northern Minnesota fish. Check out this episode for tips and tricks you can use on your next fishing trip.
May 15, 2014
Docks and crappies go together like baseball and hot dogs. Offering panfish a fine mix of cover, comfort and forage, these ubiquitous shoreline structures attract fish from ice-out well into summer and beyond. Sadly, few slab seekers fully reap a dock’s fish-producing potential. Worse, many anglers overlook them altogether, especially early in the year and again later in the summer when water temperatures soar.
May 1, 2014
May is prime time for walleye fishing as post-spawn fish begin replenishing their reserves after the rigors of reproduction. With so much water to cover in search of the next hot bite, however, it pays to have a game plan for finding and catching the ’eyes of spring.
April 29, 2014
This week on Fish Ed, Jon Thelen travels to Big Stone Lake which borders Minnesota and South Dakota. Pre-spawn walleyes are this week's target and a Lindy Jig tipped with a minnow proves to be a deadly combination as the fish become more active as water temps rise throughout the day.
April 1, 2014
Spinner rigs are deadly weapons for walleyes. Offering an alluring combination of fish-attracting flash, vibration, scent and taste, these churning, twirling performers are versatile standouts on the presentational scene. Still, there are always ways to milk more bites from any spinning scenario, provided you’re willing to experiment with a variety of key factors.