…spring is around the corner!
Here I am housesitting in Monroe, with what could be the last good weekend of ice fishing locally for a while if the weather forecast holds true. That said, I am starting to think of spring fishing on Lake Erie and I brought one of the catalogs from last year with me for a little light reading. Trolling is fun, but jigging is fishing!
To jig on Lake Erie you need two baits, a blade bait and a hair jig! Blade baits come and go as far as colors go, but everyone always has purple in mind when it comes to choosing a color for the hair jigs. My answer to this is NOOOOOO, its not the only color, and if you only have purple, you are so missing out on a good bite.
I like making my own tackle, but LOVE catching fish on something i have created myself! Or, even adapting an existing lure or concept to putting more walleye in the box. Last year, I went and got the all the Do-It molds that I needed for spring jigging, went out and got the craft fur, dusted off the old fly tying vise and just got creative. Last spring I went and let all the ideas flow, put them in the water, and started catching walleye on Lake Erie.
Put your minnow on the hook, add a slip on, 3″ Sting’r Hook from Northland Tackle, and you can be ready for fishing this spring on Lake Erie. You can be down in Ohio, the Dumping Grounds out from Luna Pier, or between Turtle Island and the Toledo Light….hair jigs work!