Welcome to the best fishing month of the open water season.
June is my favorite month because the spawn has been completed and the water temperatures are rising every day getting the game fish active and cruising for food almost on a full time basis.
What a weird start to the 2013 fishing opener. Plenty of ice still roaming around our larger lakes as our smaller lakes begin to open up.
Recently I have been spending some time reviewing ice out dates for the entire state of Minnesota and I must say we could set a new record here for one of the latest recorded ice out dates in history.
Anglers throughout the Midwest are taking their fishing boats out of mothballs and beginning the task of preparing the boat for the upcoming open water season.
As we continue to suffer with this never-ending winter, we look forward to the day of open water and the walleye fishing season.
We are now entering the best time of the winter months to pursue coyotes and foxes as these predators are now very active and easy to harvest especially during the full moon periods of March and April.
I think back to the years where I was introduced to the sport of ice angling and from day one it was walleyes-walleyes-walleyes.
It was really great the other day to actually hold a long, real fishing rod in my hands after the last few months of ice fishing with the short sticks. I always keep an eye on the weather during February to make note of those balmy, 30- to 40-degree days where I can grab my waders and hit the rivers for smallmouth bass.