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Millions of Fans Don’t Necessarily Put Millions in the Bank

By Unknown Unknow on November 3, 2016   0 Comment   Tips  

Ever dream about inventing a new lure that not only works like crazy, but also sells in the multi-millions? Most anglers have. Before you mortgage your home and start designing away, however, consider the following.   Ever hear of a man named Chuck Wood? No? Well, join the ranks of most of the angling world. C...

Where Do You Get Your Weather?

By Unknown Unknow on November 3, 2016   0 Comment   Tips   ,

By Tony Barlow   There is nothing more painful as a meteorologist than learning of a few of the simple mistakes people make when looking for weather information. When it comes to spending time outdoors accurate weather information is not only very important, it can also save your life. In this blog I am going ...

Water Clarity + Cover + Water Temp = Baits

By Unknown Unknow on November 3, 2016   0 Comment   Tips   , ,

When I woke up this morning there was ice halfway across the lake I live on. That's the end of the season as far as bass fishing goes in my part of the world. This past fall the fishing was extremely good, especially for big fish.   I've been fishing these late fall bites for bass right up to ice up for about ...

Why Do The Inspirational TV Show Closes?

By Unknown Unknow on November 3, 2016   0 Comment   Inspiration, Tips  

Most of the emails and comments we get here at Lindner Media concerning our show's inspirational closes are positive. Naturally, some aren't. We understand that. I often get the question - why would you be motivated to do these inspirational messages?   I can best say that I am led to it. When something is imp...

Best Rod Length on Ice?

By Unknown Unknow on January 3, 2015   0 Comment   Tips  

Traditional wisdom suggests that if you prefer to fish inside the friendly confines of a portable ice shelter or permanent house, a short rod of 24 to 28 inches or so in length is just about ideal. You sit on a bucket, close to the hole, and jiggle-wiggle-lift-flutter lures or baits to your heart's content. And at the ...

Nature’s Day

By Unknown Unknow on May 16, 2013   0 Comment   Tips  

By Andy Walls   In the wake of a peculiar winter, Mother Nature has been holding her spring hand particularly close this year. The second weekend in May not only brought Mother’s Day to Minnesota’s inland waters, it is also fishing opener for walleye and northern pike. Personally, like many men, Mother’...

Fishing Season Preparation

By Unknown Unknow on April 26, 2013   0 Comment   Tips  

By Tony Barlow   Some of you have been open water fishing for months, while those of us in the North are still waiting for ice to clear. Either way at some time or another there is the “Preparation Phase” of the season. That time of the year when you are ramping up and just want to get your fishing stuff o...

River ‘Eyes Runnin’

By Unknown Unknow on February 26, 2013   0 Comment   Tips  

You can see it and feel it. Spring is coming. The sun's a bit higher in the sky every day, with longer days lengths bringing more warmth to northern environments. Ice is thinning and beginning to break on North Country rivers. That only means one thing. Walleyes are either running, or poised to take off on their spring...

All Byte and No Bite?

By Unknown Unknow on February 19, 2013   0 Comment   Tips  

Not so long ago, a handful progressive fishing resorts began using the web to reach out to prospective customers. It quickly proved an efficient means to portray services and display photos of cabins, equipment and, of course, big fish. And to reach and book new guests without breaking modest advertising and marketing ...

Boots on the Ground

By Unknown Unknow on February 18, 2013   0 Comment   Tips  

In March, walleyes and saugeyes in shallow, soft-bottomed reservoirs typically gather around the faces of boulder dams and causeways, particularly in the lower ends of impoundments from Oklahoma to Ohio. With little exposed hard bottom substrate in these fertile, often-silted lakes, the faces of dams usually offer the ...

‘Tween Season Walleyes

By Unknown Unknow on February 7, 2013   0 Comment   Tips  

There's a short time frame right around freeze-up when shoreline ice is too stout to launch and punch a boat through, yet far too skinny and unsafe to walk on. It's a 'tween season, where about all you can do is be patient and let nature take its course.   Mid-February in the North Country still offers plenty ...

Winter is Still Winter, No Matter Where You Go

By Unknown Unknow on February 3, 2013   0 Comment   Tips  

As fond as we are of ice fishing, once the mercury begins pooling in the bottom bulb of the thermometer, most of us would love the option of snowbirding it down in Florida, Texas or the desert Southwest during the harshest winter months. Escaping to a warm climate and soaking up some sun is not just a pleasant concept;...

The Glow Down Below

By Unknown Unknow on January 15, 2013   0 Comment   Tips  

As winter deepens, and both ice and snow cover thicken atop frozen lakes, visibility diminishes underwater, making it harder for fish to spot lures. Ice anglers have traditionally countered this problem with glow-in-the-dark paint finishes. But what are they, and are they all equally beneficial?   Spoons and o...

Old and Cold!

By Unknown Unknow on November 19, 2012   0 Comment   Tips  

What freshwater gamefish prefers the coldest water? If you guessed lake trout, you're right. Lakers have a preferred water temperature of 48 to 52 F. That explains why they are sometimes found in depths exceeding 100 feet, especially during summer. And why they're only found in lakes that are deep and cold enough to su...

Fall Basin Crappies

By Unknown Unknow on November 3, 2012   0 Comment   Tips  

During summer, crappies usually suspend in relation to the depth of light penetration. In natural lakes, productive depths often coincide with the depth of the deep outside weedline. Crappies are readily visible on your electronics as schools of suspended fish, and are easily caught by casting and swimming small jigs a...

Fall Smallmouth

By Unknown Unknow on October 18, 2012   0 Comment   Tips  

Cold water usually means concentrated fish, and fall fishing can often be boom or bust. From our experience with smallmouth if you can find them they are usually willing to cooperate. The key is, of course, finding them. Last night we headed out to a lake I’ve fished a lot but never late in the year. Here is what we ...

Hall of Fame Inductees 2012

By Unknown Unknow on October 4, 2012   0 Comment   Tips  

It is a privilege for me to announce the induction of James Lindner, Dan Sura and Dave Csanda into the Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame. I have had the pleasure of working with these folks for most of my career and I can tell you firsthand that they have committed most of their life’s work to the sport fishing industr...

Rapala Jointed J 13 is the Only Game in Town

By Unknown Unknow on September 12, 2012   0 Comment   Tips  

I just returned from a trip to Lake Nipigon and the Nipigon River in Ontario, on which Jeremy Smith, Ryan DeChaine and I fished for a mixed bag of lake trout, huge brook trout, big big pike and king salmon. None of us had fished in the area before, and we were highly impressed with the fishing, the scenery and the grea...