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Karli Nielsen proudly holds a monster Minnesota perch. Determining when to stay or leave a spot, especially when the fishing is slow, isn't necessarily a scientific determination.

Bat keeps the fishing excursion interesting

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Anglers often ask themselves how long they should stay in a particular fishing spot before moving.

I've never really seen a formula, especially one with much credence that can accurately predict whether a new fishing area is in order.

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However, the one occasionally valuable bit of advice I've heard over the years is, "you never leave active fish."

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