Steve Carney

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.

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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.

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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.

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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 [...]

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As we anglers transition into the warmer summer months we need to change tactics and alter our presentations for catching walleyes. Things have changed since the opener and now we are faced with very warm water, algae water and still high water levels.  July is when I begin to change over to live bait rigging [...]

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As we continue to adapt and struggle with our very late spring, it is no wonder the largemouth and smallmouth bass are just as confused as we are.

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