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TUCR 7’6″ APEX PRO – The Meat Stick

TUCR 7’6″ APEX PRO – The Meat Stick

Why have a custom rod built specifically for the way you fish? Because you can. Why have a custom rod built with superior quality and fine-tuned action? Because you can. Why have a custom rod built to last a lifetime and to depend on? Because you can.

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Pre-Spawn Bass

Pre-Spawn Bass

Garrett Haglin Outdoors Pre-Spawn Bass Although allergy season is a living nightmare for me, springtime is my most favorite time of year to find big behemoth largemouth and smallmouth during the pre-spawn season. There’s just something about organizing new tackle, re-rigging rods for every technique you could

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Opening Line-Up

Opening Line-Up

By Googlyeyed Guide (Andy Walsh) The fishing opener has finally arrived, and we all know what that means! Yes, that’s right, walleyes topside without drilling holes! Here is my opening line up, for the opener and beyond. These tactics will work from opener all the way through

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Early Season Northern Pike Tactics

Early Season Northern Pike Tactics

By Larry Hanson Larry Hanson Outdoors and Tuned Up Custom Rods Pro Staff It’s that time again.  The time that all of us anglers in Minnesota have been patiently waiting for; the Minnesota Walleye and Northern Pike fishing season opener!  Most anglers will be hoping to catch

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A Dream Of Spring

A Dream Of Spring

               A dream of spring is not just the name of the final book in the Game of Thrones Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin. For most winter-weary people across the ice belt, it is finally a reality. After a particularly brutal second

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Relief is Coming

Relief is Coming

John Rasmussen With this winter being one of the snowiest on record here in Minnesota, I’m sure most of us have been day dreaming about open water and camo Crocs but let’s not get too far ahead ourselves. Travel is brutal on the lakes right now but

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Tough Travel Sight Fishing

Tough Travel Sight Fishing

Tough Travel Sight Fishing By: Bryan Myers, In-Depth Outdoors Pro One of my favorite techniques for chasing panfish is sight fishing in clear water. It’s something I have done for years but I never feel like I spend enough time doing it. It’s something that works for

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Family Fishing in Comfort

Family Fishing in Comfort

Most of my fishing is done alone. It is a peaceful, and reflective time for me. I have listened to dozens of books on Audible in my Otter, or out in the boat. But more and more, I find myself desiring to be with other people while

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Guiding the Metro

Guiding the Metro

Metro fishing can be some of the most difficult fishing out there. There are real limits to it: limited lakes, limited fish in the lake, and often limited patience with the crowds (which seem to be the only thing not limited). The shorelines are dotted with houses

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Winnipeg, Weather, Walleye- Why yes, please!

Winnipeg, Weather, Walleye- Why yes, please!

For most of the past decade, the men of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hanover, MN have chosen one weekend in the winter to travel to a distant lake in the search of walleye and fellowship. Most of those years, the lake of choice was the famous

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Walleye Bacon Bites

Walleye Bacon Bites

Ingredients –        Canned Water Chestnuts –        Thin Cut Bacon –        Walleye Fillets –        Your favorite BBQ Sauce –        Toothpicks Preparation –        Preheat oven to 400F –        If the fillets are frozen let them thaw out overnight. –        Remove any of the freezer burned meat. –        Soak toothpicks

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Part Time Employees – Full Time Passion

Every morning, the 49 employees of Tuned Up Custom Rods get up, get ready, and head out to face their day. But for 48 of those employees, Tuned Up Custom Rods is not their destination, at least not yet. That is because, of all the employees of

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