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.

Lake Erie’s HOT Perch Bite!

Finally got back on the water after a brief hiatus and it was like we never left the hot bite.  It has gone from another great walleye year on Lake Erie, right into full perch mode like last season.  Sunday … Continue reading

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Beat the Heat with a Cooling Towel

Have you ever been out on Erie on a day, much like today, and there is barely a breeze and the temperatures just keep going up and up? I have too and by not doing anything I could tell that … Continue reading

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Getting Technique Specific with Walleye Harnesses

First there were colorado  and indiana blades, then came willow blades and after that came the whiptails.  Throw into the mix some hatchets and choppers and you get a wide selection of spinner blades for crawler harnesses that do a … Continue reading

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Perch Fishing: One, Two or Three Rods

You have to love the great state of Michigan, it truly is an angler’s paradise.  Just think we could live in Ohio and be stuck trolling with only two rods, or even worse Minnesota where only one rod can be … Continue reading

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BigMouth CatchCounter: Counting Perch Made Easy

Its the day after the fourth of July and I was thinking about all the perch we have been catching lately, and what shows up in my memory feed on Facebook…a perch article about last year’s fishing.  I guess this … Continue reading

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Buggy Blades for the Mayfly Hatch

Its that time of the year and the feeding frenzy has started out on Lake Erie.  The bug bite is in full gear and the mayflies are covering every building in eastern Monroe area.  The old timers would say that … Continue reading

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Line Poundage + Lure Weight = CONFUSION

So last night I get the 911 call about a broken rod and what does all the scribbling on the rods mean.  It is actually a pretty good question and not the first time someone has asked about it.  In … Continue reading

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Braid vs Monofilament

  Somebody asked this the other day, so here is a quick take on when to use braid, and when to use monofilament lines.   Trolling and casting are the main times to use mono types of line.  The reasoning … Continue reading

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Insane Walleye Week on Lake Erie: Pt2

Why am I doing a two-part post today?  Had to take a break after the first article to get the pups out for a walk, call it being on “Beagle Time”.  A little coffee and breakfast didn’t hurt either after … Continue reading

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Insane Walleye Week on Lake Erie: Pt 1

Right now the fishing on Lake Erie is some of the best fishing to be found anywhere where walleye are found swimming.  After working with fellow Church Tackle and Northland Tackle staff member Captain Ken Clark from Fishmas Charters for … Continue reading

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