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Josh Hagemeister

Sartell, Minn.

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February 8, 2017

Mid Winter Shallow Water Crappies

Break the habit of looking for mid winter crappies in the "deep holes" The biggest crappies stay shallow all year!
Outdoors
December 24, 2013
Camp Fish-- "The Finest Most Comprehensive Angling Camp" is busting the surface...again.

Camp Fish-- "The Finest Most Comprehensive Angling Camp" is busting the surface...again.

In 1983, Ron and Al Lindner along with In-Fisherman Magazine and TV show owned and operated "Camp Fish"-- The finest and most comprehensive fishing camp in the United States. It was located on the shores of Long Lake in Walker, Minnesota. It's purpose--to teach the sport of fishing to all anglers. Today, a group of "Camp Fishers" are aiming to get 'er going again.
Outdoors
January 24, 2013
Ice fishing the "Figure 8"

Ice fishing the "Figure 8"

Everyone forgets about the importance of horizontal movement while ice fishing. That's where the classic "figure 8" comes into play.
Outdoors
April 19, 2012
Look Before You Fish

Look Before You Fish

Find the fish first--before you start fishing. By using polarized fishing optics and a trolling motor you can boost your fishing efficiency.
Outdoors
March 15, 2012
Hot Crappie Bite....literally.

Hot Crappie Bite....literally.

What do ya say? 70 Degrees, t-shirts, and mid-day Crappies on ice.
Outdoors
February 14, 2012

Rainy Lake.... Still a secret fishing spot?

Why go to Canada? Rainy Lake is close enough
Outdoors
January 5, 2012

Vexilar Flashers: Buy now or wait until next Fall

Ever try to purchase a Vexilar flasher in the Spring or during the Summer? Good Luck, because "they are for ice fishing, not boats" HUH?
Outdoors
January 5, 2012

Behind the scenes of renting a fish house

Little does anyone know (or apppreciate) the behind the scenes of renting fish houses to eager anglers
Outdoors
May 13, 2011
Try fishing deep water on the opener

Try fishing deep water on the opener

Caught your attention didn't it? Yep, I said it--fish deeper!
Outdoors
November 27, 2010
Reflections: The Summer of 2010-- Fishing Success!

Reflections: The Summer of 2010-- Fishing Success!

Gail force winds, surprise thunderstorms and cold fronts, anxious eager clients, dozens of different lake environments, 100's of special requests and thousands of miles of road all came together to make the 2010 guiding season a success.
Outdoors
May 20, 2010
Weed Walleye!!

Weed Walleye!!

Its not to early for weed walleyes, try it now.
Outdoors
April 14, 2010
Take the kids fishing!

Take the kids fishing!

Now is the time to get any child into fishing--panfish are hungry.
Outdoors
April 7, 2010
"Reel Addiction" Why do you like to fish?

"Reel Addiction" Why do you like to fish?

I have 3 main reason why I like to fish, what are your reasons?
Outdoors
March 27, 2010
Don't miss the boat, book you favorite fishing guide now!

Don't miss the boat, book you favorite fishing guide now!

Each season I have to inform eager anglers that I am already booked, so don't wait to book your trip with your favorite fishing guide!
Outdoors
March 8, 2010

Panfish bite good all winter..but will soon get better!

Regardless of all the negative reports, my clients have had good success all winter, but get ready-- the hot ice bite is still weeks away.
Outdoors
February 25, 2010
Coast Guard Licensed Fishing Guides? --My Two Cents

Coast Guard Licensed Fishing Guides? --My Two Cents

What's the big deal? If you wanna be a fishing guide, then get the Coast Guard Captains license and be proud of it. Minnesota fishing guides need standards and regulations whether through the Coast Guard or on a state level.
Outdoors
January 31, 2010

Tip-ups! The perfect way to hook kids into ice fishing.

Sitting in a nice warm fish house eating snacks, catching panfish, and peering out the window--flags are flyin---Tip-Up! ...so easy a 5 year old can do it!
Outdoors
December 8, 2009

I just realized I'm just about out of prep time for the 2009 Minnesota fishing opener

Whether the focus is the famous walleye or a weekend with the family, the 2009 Minnesota fishing opener is getting closer by the minute. The reels need new line, the boat needs a tune-up, hooks need sharpening, and dont forget the Mother's Day card!
Outdoors
December 8, 2009

Opening Day Strategies

A plan is important and helpful when hunting opening day walleye.
Outdoors
December 8, 2009

Rigs vs. Jigs, what's your preference?

What do you like better and why? Rigs and Jigs go way back but remain on the front lines of every anglers bag of tricks.
Outdoors
December 8, 2009

No guts..no glory!

Trying off the wall approaches will net amazing results.
Outdoors
December 8, 2009

A successful opener

Despite many negative reports, a little luck combined with a game plan packed with loopholes and patience, walleye dinner was had by all!
Outdoors
December 8, 2009

'Up North crappies' are ready

I fish enough walleye during the week, so a good crappie bite is "good game" for me. In the Walker area, crappies are ready to be caught
Outdoors
December 8, 2009

Fish outside the box--put more fish in the box.

Keeping an open mind and constantly adjusting tactics will up your odds.
Outdoors
December 8, 2009

Hot weather, Hot fishing

The recent hot weather has made my fish catching job easier, and should make your job of catching fish easier as well.