The fall walleye action can really heat up when water temps cool off, especially when it comes to rivers.
Fish that had been spread out all summer and most of the fall start to pile into deeper holes and pockets where they are easy to find and easy to catch. And best of all, the top technique is jigging and that’s as good as it gets.
A day off from school meant more time on the lake searching for fish for the Andover High School Muskie Club. The group took to Forest Lake Oct. 17 in search of big fish and the team of sophomores Aaron Peterson and Michael Selseth reeled in a 46-inch muskie.
Duck hunters in general are an odd lot. Where else can you find a comparison to someone who enjoys sitting outside in a swamp when the temperature is hovering below freezing or the sleet and snow are blowing sideways at hurricane force speeds.
Every fall in Minnesota is seems the duck situation changes according to weather conditions, rain amounts and air temperatures. Heading into the early season here in central Minnesota, Mother Nature has thrown us some curves and the modern waterfowler needs to adapt accordingly. Here are some insights into our early season and some of my budding strategies.