When Santa Calls for Tips

When Santa Calls for Tips

Santa has us figured out. His yearly call for fishing details was still a surprise last year but has started to become predictable. He knows that we attend The ICAST fishing trade show in July, the...

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Transition Walleyes

Transition Walleyes

The Summer peak is exactly that— walleyes will bite anything. Jigs, live bait, crankbaits, spinners, you name it. Every lake has a change that signals the end of the easy days. It could be rising...

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Spring Time Cranking

Spring Time Cranking

Spring means warming waters and shallow baitfish. The north shorelines, larger flats, shallow rocks, and longer bays warm faster than the main lake. Somehow, shad, shiners, small bluegills, and...

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Spawn Time March Madness

Spawn Time March Madness

With the slightly warmer winter, many walleye areas will likely see ice off before the peak of the late March to early April spawn. Of course, some areas never see ice and the anglers on these...

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Running Rough Water

Running Rough Water

About this time every year it seems that fishermen start to get “the itch.” Cabin fever has set in, the ice is getting thin, and they all know that a great spring bite is just around the corner. For...

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Wrapping it for Walleyes

Wrapping it for Walleyes

By: Gary Parsons and Keith Kavajecz Like clockwork, the phone at The Next Bite office rings with a call from Santa about this time every year looking for gift advice. After the usual pleasantries,...

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River Magic

River Magic

Who doesn't love a good magic show? The music, the lights, and the awe of wondering how the magician made the trick happen. A great magician knows how to plan for a spectacular show. A good river...

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Santa gets Schooled

Santa gets Schooled

In the calm before the storm, it is pretty typical for our good buddy Santa to give us a call to go fishing one last time before production ramps up in the North Pole for the Christmas season. This...

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When Santa Calls, You Answer!

When Santa Calls, You Answer!

When Santa Calls, You Answer! By Gary Parsons and Keith Kavajecz   Today was a day we will never forget at The Next Bite Headquarters. We were barely through our first pot of coffee when we...

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A Return to Canada Fishing Camp

A Return to Canada Fishing Camp

Our week at Lost Lake Wilderness Lodge in northern Ontario fulfilled my desire for one more Canadian fishing experience. Joe Bruce set up the trip with the lodge based on internet and phone...

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Walleye “Eye Candy”

Walleye “Eye Candy”

After a few weeks of slower morning runs Basstard and I convinced the wives to let us run out for a little evening experiment. We were itching to fish with some sick drop shotting soft plastics that...

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End of the Lake Trout Season Adventure!

End of the Lake Trout Season Adventure!

With the closing of inland trout in central Ontario came my last back country trout adventure of the year. I try to make it into this special place at least twice a year , it is strictly a lake...

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Kayak Fishing Using Your Feet?

Kayak Fishing Using Your Feet?

At age 12, I along with 15 other 1st Georgetown Venturers took part in a canoe trip that started in Toronto an ended at Summerset P.E.I. Our Venturer Company was made up of avid paddlers, and this...

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