Many of us anglers have always figured the more we spend on outfitting our ice fishing equipment, the better anglers we will be. This is true to a point in terms of clothing, rods and reels, etc., but rarely true in regards to fishing electronics.
It looks like pretty decent ice conditions now that we are entering into the mid period of the ice season and the crappies are hitting on many central Minnesota lakes.
As we head into the early ice period here in central Minnesota, we are faced with some uncertainty such as less than ideal ice conditions and unfortunately a lot of snow to boot. Lots of snow with iffy ice conditions require anglers to pay special attention to ice safety.
Now that the firearms season is well under way here in central Minnesota, we bow hunters are now facing the biggest change during the entire bow season…..the gun season. This radical change in the environment of the whitetail deer forces them to change their everyday lifestyle, adapt to different travel areas and re-arrange their feeding schedules.
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.
After spending August scouting my favorite whitetail bow hunting areas, I have come to the conclusion that the majority of the deer right now are keying on water sources and expect this trend to continue into September.
Here in central Minnesota we have a small window of opportunity to chase the Mourning Dove and this window seems to last about six weeks every fall.
by Steve Carney Contributing writer August fishing has always been nothing great over the years as we head into some very warm temperatures. Over the last few years I have dedicated the month of August to hanging portable tree stands in preparation for the upcoming bow opener in a few weeks. Nothing can contribute to [...]