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Dennis Foster's Articles

June 2017

  • Speedy Spinners

    Speedy Spinners
    by DENNIS FOSTER

    Toss a hard-breaking fastball for a winning changeup in your spinner presentations. Speed and spinners for walleye's sounds like a direct contraction in terms. Running spinners-typically baited with night crawlers-has always been a somewhat tedious affair. Standard fair is dragging the...

April 2017

  • Northern Lake Oahe.  First class fishing.  Hospitality second to none.

    Northern Lake Oahe. First class fishing. Hospitality second to none.
    by DENNIS FOSTER

    Lake Oahe has a well-deserved reputation as a walleye factory. And rightly so. No matter what Mother Nature throws at it or how questionable the management decisions the Corp of Engineers makes; this expansive Prairie reservoir just keeps churning out plenty of toothy, glassy eyed and oh so tasty wa...

January 2017

  • Choosing Your New Boat… Wisely

    Choosing Your New Boat… Wisely
    by DENNIS FOSTER

    The author discussing details at Dave's Marine in Webster, SD In this article I will be conveying some of what I have gleaned over the years as it pertains to making one of (if not) the most significant of your outdoor investments. That being selecting the very best fishing boat to fit your p...
  • Put Some Life Into Your Ice Angling: Use a Dead Rod

    Put Some Life Into Your Ice Angling: Use a Dead Rod
    by DENNIS FOSTER

    Doing a whole bunch of nothing can serve a useful purpose. I realize that there are an awful lot of folks doing this already. Picture grabbing a case of beer and tallying empties as opposed to fish on the ice. Good work if you can get it. But for this discussion, incorporating a dead rod as a se...

March 2016

  • Good Things are Coming to Lake Oahe

    Good Things are Coming to Lake Oahe
    by DENNIS FOSTER

    Holding the distinction of the most well-known of the 6 mainstem reservoirs on the upper Missouri River; Lake Oahe is the gem of them all when it comes to opportunities for anglers. This huge Missouri River reservoir originates from the Oahe Dam near South Dakota's state capital of Pierre and conti...

January 2016

  • A Case to stay in Place

    A Case to stay in Place
    by DENNIS FOSTER

    This overlooked strategy can pay big dividends as one of your best options for icing the biggest fish of the year. Before the run and gun crowd starts sneering and guffawing, hit the kill button on your augers long enough so you can hear for a moment and open your mind to the possibilities. Scra...

March 2015

  • Is Your Ride Rigged and Ready for Results?

    Is Your Ride Rigged and Ready for Results?
    by DENNIS FOSTER

    The first trip of the season is most definitely not the best time to deal with all the little things that can and do go wrong in a boat. Common sense dictates that they can quickly become big things and will ruin a trip if you fail to address them. Foresight can not only salvage a trip for you, bu...

May 2014

  • So Ya Want a New Boat?

    So Ya Want a New Boat?
    by DENNIS FOSTER

    We all do, most of us just don't get to pick one out as often as we would like. When you do decide to pull the trigger and make the investment in a new fishing platform, you had just as well do it right the first time. That means all aspects from the very obvious of hull and motor right on down to...

April 2014

  • Cold Water and Crankbaits

    Cold Water and Crankbaits
    by DENNIS FOSTER

    Far from a contradiction of terms, they actually complement each other… and quite well too During the first open water forays of the year, most walleye anglers-even your more sophisticated types-just don't equate hard bodied lures with early season success. In reality, nothing could be further...

February 2013

  • ATV's and Ice Fishing - Don't Let Anything Stand In Your Way

    ATV's and Ice Fishing - Don't Let Anything Stand In Your Way
    by DENNIS FOSTER

    We are now living in an era where mechanization and technology continue to escalate at an amazing pace and it seems nearly impossible to keep up with everything being presented to us. As gritty and quite accurately down to earth as the outdoor world is for those of us who choose to enjoy it, every ...

September 2012

  • Prepare for Pheasant Season Now

    Prepare for Pheasant Season Now
    by DENNIS FOSTER

    Thoughts of Pheasant Hunting may not be your highest priority until the leaves are falling. But, if you are serious about the sport and want to get the most out of your hunting experience…you should be doing something about it right now. I know many of you feel all you need to do is grab your tr...

August 2012

  • Methods for Selectively Targeting Larger Walleye's

    Methods for Selectively Targeting Larger Walleye's
    by DENNIS FOSTER

    I know this may sound counterintuitive as much of the time we are happy just to find the elusive buggers and simply take what they give us. If you want to up your game a bit and try to weed out the smaller eater sized fish and specifically focus your efforts on the largest mature fish on any given ...

June 2012

  • Put Some Meat Into Your Trolling

    Put Some Meat Into Your Trolling
    by DENNIS FOSTER

    As the weather begins to warm in earnest and we trend into the Summer months, we see not only the air temperature rise; but more importantly-the water temperature. Just as we tend to become much more active, fish of all species respond in kind, particularly my favorite-walleye's. Meaning we can no...

April 2012

  • Smiling Slow Death

    Smiling Slow Death
    by DENNIS FOSTER

    I am going to relay a couple of things that may be known to some of the more savvy walleye anglers out there, but may not be to the vast masses of anglers. In doing so, I will also share how to combine the two into what I personally feel is the hottest livebait technique available today. What ...

January 2012

  • Break From The Pack

    Break From The Pack
    by DENNIS FOSTER

    The subject matter I write about has always had a strong focus on education, whether it be about fish location and behavior or in presentations and the associated lures used to elicit a positive response. I would like to continue on with that theme and implore some of you (probably the majority of...

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