Pro's Pointer #8

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BISMARCK, N.D. - There is no question, when you're talking fishing in our part of the world, the walleye is the first thing the majority of people think about.

In this week's Pro's Pointer, Johnnie Candle reminds us there are a lot more options swimming under the water that just walleyes.

Johnnie Candle, MWC World Walleye Champion: "If you fish at all in the Dakota's and you know anything about me you'll agree that we live in the Walleye World but there is not much that gets me more fired up than catching beautiful smallmouth bass like this one. Let me get it put back. Well we have some wonderful opportunities throughout North Dakota to catch smallmouth bass. We have Lake Sakakawea. We have Lake Audubon just to the east and Lake Oahe from Bismarck all of the way to the South Dakota border incredible smallmouth fisheries but it's bigger than that when you look at fishing in North Dakota. We have the trout and salmon fishery in the Garrison tailrace and Lake Sakawawea. If we go up north in the central part of the state the bluegill fishing at Lake Metigoshe is phenomenal. We have paddlefishing in the Williston area and that's one of the only places in the world that you have the opportunity to snag some of those prehistoric giants and don't forget the catfish in the Red River from Fargo all of the way to Canada. Don't get me wrong, I've had a lot of fun and I've made a good living for myself catching and chasing walleye but I cherish those days when I get an opportunity to fish for those "other" fish. I'm Johnnie Candle and that's this week's Pro's Pointer."

Next week, Johnnie tells us why a 3-way rig should be considered in certain fishing situations.