May 23, 2022

Top Tips to Beat the Heat

BEMIDJI, Minn. (July 2, 2021) – Spring and early summer’s shallow water walleye bite has tapered, and we’re still several weeks away from the dog days of summer. It’s the ‘tweener period – the midsummer shift. But don’t let the term “migration” get you thinking about fish on the move and pattern-less fishing. Rather, it’s time to target specific and proven deeper digs to stay on fish.

Northlander Will Pappenfus knows a thing or two about tracking midsummer walleyes. In fact, he’s mastered a four-prong process to locate and properly present to the walleyes, as you’ll see in this video. In general, Will focuses on deeper climes, to include weedlines, deep rock and other midlake structures. Think you’ll like this one…

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In 1975, a young Northwoods fishing guide named John Peterson started pouring jigs and tying tackle for his clients in a small remote cabin in northern Minnesota. The lures were innovative, made with high quality components, and most importantly, were catching fish when no other baits were working! Word spread like wildfire, the phone started ringing… and the Northland Fishing Tackle® brand was in hot demand! For 40 years now, John and the Northland® team have been designing, testing and perfecting an exclusive line of products that catch fish like no other brand on the market today. Manufactured in the heart of Minnesota’s finest fishing waters, Northland® is one of the country’s leading producers of premium quality jigs, live bait rigs, spinnerbaits and spoons for crappies, bluegills, perch, walleyes, bass, trout, northern pike and muskies.

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The personality of any company comes from its founder. Jim Bagley was an inventive, fun-loving, passionate fisherman who became one the most respected legends in the fishing tackle industry. In late 2010, Jarmo Rapala and a group of investors bought Bagley Bait Company. As an admirer of Jim Bagley for his attention to quality and of his product ingenuity and innovation, Jarmo initiated significant changes in operations, enhanced production processes and quality control. Now in 2020, Northland® Fishing Tackle, along with Jarmo as its Chief Lure Designer, maintain the legacy of creating premium balsa crankbaits and topwater lures, as well as jigs and spoons for both freshwater and saltwater anglers.

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