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Our Outdoors: Midwinter ice tips


January 31, 2022

Simonson Photo

The author's brother, Ben Simonson, of Valley City with a midwinter walleye. By adjusting the presentation with a favorite spoon to a more subtle action, he was able to connect with the fish.

Midwinter is the trough of the natural world, and the challenges above the ice reflect what's going on below it. Conditions are rougher, colder and there's less movement out there. Everything that runs, flies or swims sometimes seems to be saving up its energy for the warming days coming in just a few short weeks. But all of those creatures have to eat, and there are times when movement is r...

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