Reasonable Rods

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As we head into another open water fishing season up here in the Ice Belt, our thoughts begin drifting to visions of warmer weather and shedding clothes.  Now is the perfect time to contemplate updating your current inventory of tackle.  Including, rods and reels.  Hopefully, without disposing too much of our shrinking disposable income.  …

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Lake Oahe: Past Present & Future

It has been over 65 years since Lake Oahe reached its initial full pool state. The big Reservoir has seen its share of ups and downs and plenty of changes – some good and some bad – some natural and some man-made, during this period of maturation. Read full article.

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Northern Lake Oahe Walleye Series Update

  Lake Oahe has been long accepted as one of the premier walleye destinations in North America. Rightly so, as even when some folks feel its fishery may be down a bit due to circumstances beyond control, it is still pretty darned impressive. If given any semblance of common sense management, Oahe always seems to…

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A Case to Stay in Place

Staying in place is an overlooked strategy that can pay big dividends as one of the best options for icing the biggest fish of the year. Now, before the run-and-gun crowd starts sneering and guffawing at this suggestion, hit the kill button on your auger long enough so you can listen for a moment and open your mind to the possibilities staying in one spot can provide.

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Take Advantage on the Ice

With pent-up anticipation building as we head into another hard-water fishing season, our thoughts quickly turn to the where and with what to make the most of the opportunities available to us.

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Tune Up for your Trip | Outdoor Forum

Here in South Dakota, our bird numbers are bouncing back, but that does not necessarily mean easy pickins for hunters. Unless you frequent preserves or commercial operations that release tame, pen-raised pheasants — birds I jokingly refer to as colorful chickens — you had best be fully prepared. Wild pheasants do not lead an easy…

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