Monthly Archives: April 2015

The Right Sunglasses: Protection and Catch Rates

When it comes to fishing, eyewear is not a fashion statement, those glasses truly are another tool in the box that will help improve your success rate!  And, they help protect your eyes against the sun’s harmful rays.  The latter probably … Continue reading

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Log Books, must have in any arsenal

You can have all the tackle in the world, the best equipment around, and the latest information available on the internet, but when all else fails to put fish in the box, nothing beats personal experience.  Memories fade, but when you … Continue reading

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Lake Erie Water Temps: Still Crankin’

While Lake Erie’s water temps are either approaching or hovering right (+/-) around that magical 50 degree temperature mark, the walleye are telling anglers that they still prefer crankbaits when trolling.  Quick note for those who don’t know, or anglers … Continue reading

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2015 Spring UAW Walleye Tournament

UAW Local 3000’s Recreation Committee is hosting their annual spring walleye tournament on April 26th, 2015.  The tourney will be located once again at the Lake Erie Metro Park, where the entrance is located near the Bottom Line tackle shop … Continue reading

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Snap and Trolling Weights: under the surface there is always a time and place!

Inside this old blue Plano lure bag, I keep all my trolling and snap weights organized.  There are days when one works better than the other.  One system works better with cranks than with spinners, in my experience that is. … Continue reading

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Metal Marine Bubbles

Recently, in fact on the last ice fishing trip of the year out onto Lake Erie, my minnow bubbler died.  I looked at a lot of brands, but kept coming back to the Metal Marine products.  It made sense, because … Continue reading

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Making and Painting Walleye Jigs

When pouring jigs, I head up the stairs of the shop to my “craft” area.  I have a table all set up for making my jigs. A  20 pound Hot Pot, large house fan for exhaust, an old soup can … Continue reading

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