3 Keys for Devils Lake Jumbos

December 22, 2013

This week on Fish Ed, Jason Feldner stands in for Jon Thelen and brings you to Devils Lake North Dakota in search of giant jumbo perch. Jason shares presentation and location tips for early winter jumbos which are sure to help you catch more fish. This is an episode you do not want to miss!

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Early Ice on Lake of the Woods

December 13, 2013

On this weeks episode of Fish Ed, host Jon Thelen heads out in search of walleyes and sauger on Lake of the Woods. Jigging spoons and darter style baits combined with the right location 

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Learn to Leadcore

August 12, 2013

Learning how to troll crankbaits for walleye in the summer can reap big rewards. Try a few crankbaits with different wobbles. It won't take long to figure out which lures the fish will react to on a particular day. When you've located active fish, staying on them can be as simple as following a contour line on your GPS mapping system.

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Find Weeds for Windy Day Walleye

July 25, 2013

One of the toughest things about fishing in the wind is staying on a productive spot. When you find a productive location like the edge of an underwater weed bed, use a drift sock in combination with your trolling motor to help you hold your position. In many Midwest lakes, weeds will grow in ten to twelve feet of water during the warmer months. If you find weeds at a given depth, the can likely be found at the same depth all over the lake you're fishing.

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Power Corking for Summer Walleye

July 10, 2013

Float fishing or bobber fishing is a great way to target actively feeding walleye. With its eyes positioned on the top of its head, a walleye feeds upward. You can learn how to take advantage of this trait by fishing a float. A float will allow you to position your bait precisely above the fish. A Thill slip float will let you make quick adjustments to the depth you're fishing. For this vertical presentation, a jig will give a more natural and lifelike appearance than a crawler or a minnow.

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Casting Cranks for Shallow Hanging Walleye

July 3, 2013

As the waters warm up, the fish become more aggressive. Cast a shallow-running crankbait near some cover or along a transition and don't be afraid to crank it fast and move it quickly. Target wind-blown shorelines to find concentrations of fish. If the bite slows down, slow your retrieve to keep the bait in the strike zone a little longer. Whether you're fishing for walleye, bass, or pike, this can keep the bite going and put more fish in the boat.

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Dial in the Spinner Bite on Lake of the Woods

June 20, 2013

This week, host Jon Thelen travels to Lake of the Woods in northern Minnesota where the spinner rig bite is just taking hold. Trolling Lindy Spinners beefed up with a crawler and a minnow at the same time produces trophy walleyes and a few dinner fish. Jon details both the technique and the location in this episode to show you where and how to catch them.

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Shallow Trolling for Summer Walleye

June 12, 2013

In this week's episode of Fish Ed, Host Jon Thelen details how to catch walleyes in shallow spring water. Red Lake in northern Minnesota is known for producing huge numbers of eater-sized walleyes and this trip is no exception. On this day, trolling crankbaits is most effective for locating active fish and triggering the bite. This is a must-see episode if you enjoy catching fish!

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Fine Tuned Lindy Rigging

May 30, 2013

This week on Fish Ed, host Jon Thelen details how to fish a Lindy Rig in colder than normal spring water temperatures on Mille Lacs Lake in central Minnesota. Spring walleyes can be found in many locations at this time of year and in this episode, Jon explains how to locate and catch unpressured fish that are in deeper water than most anglers would think with 48-50 degree water temps. If you are looking to catch spring walleyes, you don't want to miss this episode.

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Post-Spawn Spring Pike

May 16, 2013

This week on Fish Ed, Host Jon Thelen travels to northern MN disclosing where and how to catch giant northern pike as they return from their spring spawning ritual in the backwaters. Then, after an afternoon on the water, he heads back to the resort where longtime Lake of the Woods guide Nick Painovich demonstrates how to de-bone a fish, taking the "Y" bones out of an eater-sized pike.

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