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OH WOW!  A great weekend is on tap, starting today.  If there were ever a three-day stretch reserved for perfect summer fishing, this would be it. As we get ready, we sift through the shoreline sand of the internet to find some legendary pike stories, pics and videos in today’s Outdoors Roundup. Featured Photo:  DEO’s...

FINALLY FRIDAY! Get up early and enjoy the front half of the day before winds and a chance at rain kick in later.  We’ve got all the word on what’s to come with weather, first fish recognition and how to walk the dog of a different sort in our Outdoors Update to get you set...

NDG&F Release North Dakota Game and Fish Department fisheries personnel have already stocked dozens of local community fisheries with catchable trout, catfish and pike, with additional lakes still to be stocked in early- to mid-May. Approximately 10,000 11-inch rainbow trout, 600 2- to 4-pound rainbow trout, 1,200 adult catfish, 1,100 adult pike and 1,100 1-...

TWO COOL.  After a squall, today’s wind will keep things chilly, and tomorrow will be calmer but colder.  After that though it’s time to start spring in earnest as temperatures warm into the 50s, 60s and maybe even 70, giving folks a chance to get out and enjoy the outdoors.  We talk about that and...

By Nick Simonson The Double Bunny takes all the fun of a standard bunny leech for pike, bass and other predators, and allows for the addition of more color and contrast with the wiggling motion a standard rabbit strip provides in the water.  A simple tie, involving a bit of sealant and a couple drops...

By Nick Simonson Even with the seemingly permanent cold conditions the region has experienced, spring will come and in the in-between, some of the most exciting fishing can be had on the ice as we enter the late hardwater season.  While an auger extension may be necessary to get through areas where the surface has...

By Nick Simonson Along the lure-making learning curve, the trout spinner is a versatile bait that’s easy to create and fun to customize for salmonids in any lake or stream.  A dressed treble hook and a few components come together for an easy-casting compact lure that triggers brutal reaction strikes and covers water to help...

By Nick Simosnon In the first part of this tutorial, we tied up a gray and white 5/0 bucktail treble hook as part of a project to develop a customizable option for pike and muskie fishing. In this second installment, we’ll assemble the lure which will provide enough flash and vibration to trigger the wariest...

BASK IN IT.  Warm, but not hot, conditions return for a few days, setting up a good full-moon weekend and the start of the late-summer/fall fishing season.  Gear up for salmon, surging walleyes and big bass bingeing on bait for the cool water season.  We talk about that and more in today’s Three Things. Featured...

TAKE IT EASY.  There are steps to take while fishing that will make the process of catch and release easier this time of year.  With warm waters, the stress of landing fish requires a quick and knowledgable turn-around to get them back in the flow to be caught again.   We talk about those tips in...