Author Archives: Mason

About Mason

Born off the Detroit River, raised in Ida and on Lake Erie. Anything fishing holds my interest from Walleye, Pike and Muskie to a 10 year run on the Ice Fishing Circuits around the MidWest.

Spinner Blades are HOT, utilize them to your best advantage

  Crankbaits are a great tool in any boat, but once the temperatures heat up I absolutely love to run crawler harnesses behind my planer boards from Church Tackle.  Over the years they have been so productive for not only … Continue reading

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Not just for Perch Anymore, it’s MEGAmouth time!

First there was the original Catch Counter for keeping track of your perch, then the BigMouth Catch Counter for perch and bluegill, now there is the MegaMouth for literally  just about everything else! The next generation model from Tony Sebastiano, the … Continue reading

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Lake Erie Trolling is in Full Gear

In my book, it is never to early to leave the Detroit River.  Jigging is a blast, but I like the lake for that too.  Thursday it was time to bust out the St. Croix and Daiwa Sealine combinations to … Continue reading

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Dark, White or Bright, is the Question

  I blame this great debate on bass fishing,  the anglers who target that species,  have wormed ( no pun intended) their philosophies into the walleye world.  Sometimes they work, but it is definitely not a golden rule for those … Continue reading

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Big Water Cranking 2019

It is that time of the year, time to pull some crankbaits behind the Church Tackle boards in search of some trophy sized walleye.  The weights go up as the fish are actively feeding after a  long winter.  In order … Continue reading

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Perch Rods, which St. Croix is the right one for you

Not that a wake or after funeral luncheon is the best place to talk about fishing, but when it comes up, just go with it.  This happened to my dad last Monday while I was out fishing on the hardwater.  … Continue reading

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Hair Jig Evolution: 2019 Edition

If you have been following me on Facebook, you have already seen some of my newest hair jig creations for fishing walleye on Lake Erie.  Interesting enough, just yesterday I was asked if I had ever written about tying jigs … Continue reading

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Walleye on the Bay

Saginaw Bay gives up it bounty on its own terms, and last weekend was no different.  With winds blowing 35+ miles per hour on Friday it was a no brainer to stay off the ice.  Yes, there were lots of … Continue reading

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Rattle ’em High, Jig it Low

  Walleye fishing through the ice on the Great Lakes is truly an experience of a lifetime.  Just in terms of quantity and quality, pick a lake and have at it.  Then throw in the chance for that 15 pound … Continue reading

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The Vexilar Glo Ring Difference

Everyone knows that when you charge up a glow jig or swimming minnow, at the right time, it will help you catch more fish.  With that in mind though, how many of us would have our little UV flashlight in … Continue reading

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