Fishing

07 May: Cold Water Cranks | Dakota Country Magazine

During the first open water forays of the year, most walleye anglers — even many sophisticated types — don’t equate hard-bodied lures with early season success. In reality, nothing could be further from the facts. Yes, jigs and rigs have been and will remain the staple presentation in cold water. But, I’m here to dispel some myths and make a case for you giving crankbaits some serious consideration this spring.

07 May: HOT | Walleye Insider

Below a dam, in a churning tailrace, fast food takes on entirely new meaning. Current rips, baitfish whirl, and walleyes attack, in turbulence that might seem too chaotic to hold fish, let along accommodate boats, walleyes gang up and gobble smelt or shad sliced and diced in the turbines.

07 May: Early Spring Options Abound | Walleye Insider

The Glacial Lakes Region of northeastern South Dakota is becoming a premier walleye destination in the Upper Midwest, with the potential to produce lots of respectable fish as well as trophies. Locals know the score, but the rural nature of the area has kept it larger untapped by most anglers.

07 May: Diversity Training | Walleye Insider

Prediction of blue-chip fishing were realized when the In-Fisherman Professional Walleye Trail (PWT) rolled into Mobridge, South Dakota, May 28-30 for the Berkley/Lowrance Pro-0Am on Lake Oahe. The massive Missouri River impoundment yielded big numbers of fish in a variety of ways, allowing the 104 pros to showcase their talents in multiple manners.

07 May: A Multispecies Big-Fish Matter | In-Fisherman Magazine

The entire late-ice scene is exciting event. Lakes that were seemingly void of fish activity are suddenly revitalized and full of biters. Spring-like weather also allows anglers to shed bulky winter clothes. In fact, it’s when we often get our first base-layer-tan. Most fish are relating to key shallow spots, too, located just a short walk on the ice.