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Destination: Kinkaid Lake, Illinois

Destination: Kinkaid Lake, Illinois

Apr 30, 2013

“Crappie are moving into the creeks feeding Kinkaid Lake in good numbers right now,” said crappie pro Kyle Schoenherr who guides on this 2,750-acre reservoir in southern Illinois. “The water is still cold, and I’d say we’re still a step away from the crappie pre-spawn period here.”

Tackle & Techniques — finesse jig & pork

Tackle & Techniques — finesse jig & pork

Feb 26, 2013

The finesse jig with pork trailer is one of the most consistent producers of bass when water temperatures tumble into the low 40s and below.

Tackle & Techniques – Ice Jigs

Tackle & Techniques – Ice Jigs

Feb 1, 2013

Brian “Bro” Brosdahl has designed some of the most innovative ice jigs of recent years for Northland Fishing Tackle. Each has a distinct purpose, as SWF learned during our recent meeting in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

Traveling Angler – Bass Lake

Traveling Angler – Bass Lake

Feb 1, 2013

Honest-to-goodness “bull” bluegill inhabit many of waters near Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Bass Lake is one of several marquee panfish lakes that almost guarantee a return of platter-sized ‘gills.

Tackle & Techniques – Swim Jig/Swimbait

Tackle & Techniques – Swim Jig/Swimbait

Dec 17, 2012

Jonn Graham, a.k.a. the “Stream Stalker,” is a river rat whose specialty is finding and catching smallmouth bass from overlooked streams in America’s heartland. One of his favorite weapons for smallies pairs a swim jig with a soft plastic paddletail-style swimbait.

Traveling Angler – Mille Lacs Lake

Traveling Angler – Mille Lacs Lake

Oct 1, 2012

Nature turned bold and brilliant and bald eagles soared overhead to signal the fall smallmouth and walleye bite at Mille Lacs Lake. New boats, new baits, and new techniques took center stage.