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Jim Edlund

Outdoor Writer

For nearly two decades, Jim’s writings have been published in fishing magazines and digital outlets including North American Fisherman, Outdoor Life, and In-Fisherman. Jim has also created content for numerous fishing and hunting manufacturers.

From ice fishing to fly fishing, panfish to catfish, Jim’s a fan of whatever’s biting. His favorite topics include fishing electronics, ice fishing, and walleye fishing. Besides pursuing whitetail, Jim is also getting back into duck and goose hunting. In his spare time, Jim enjoys helping newbies and kids learn to fish.  

Shorts for the Nationwide Heatwave

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Whether you’re on the climate change bus or not, there’s no denying we’re in a historical heat wave – border to border, coast to coast. Oceanic and freshwater anglers alike were initiating June fishing patterns in July and now treating the rest of the summer like the notorious dog days.

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The Best Fishing Hoodie Ever

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If there’s one piece of fishing apparel no angler is ever without, it’s a hooded sweatshirt. Typically adorned with some fishing company logo, most of us have at least a few to rotate in between heavy washings to rid the fabric from fish slime.

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Springtime Bass: Fooling Foul-Weather Fish

Jay Przekurat On Whitewater Boat

According to Whitewater pro-staffer and recent 2023 Bassmaster Classic 7th place finisher, Jay Przekurat, tournament practice days were "absolutely brutal" with sub-zero temps, wind gusts over 30 mph, and potentially bone-piercing rain. Despite foul weather, Jay launched his Nitro every morning and battled Mother Nature in search of a river pattern that would guarantee a top-10 finish during the critical hours of bass fishing's Super Bowl.

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3 Live Bait Methods for Early-Season River Walleyes

Jason Przekurat holding a massive walleye

Most experienced river walleye anglers have several presentations rigged as the mood of early-season walleyes changes daily, if not hourly. Any early-season river walleye angler should be prepared to be versatile and run through a lot of presentations, ultimately letting the fish reveal what they want. What follows is a list of winning spring river walleye presentations, all involving live bait, although hair jigs, blade baits, stickbaits, and soft plastics are early-season options, too.

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