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.

Rattlin’ Hair Jigs? YES PLEASE

Yesterday I was doing a podcast for the Mike Avery’s Outdoor Magazine for Lure Lipstick live from Jeff’s Bait and Tackle by Sterling State Park.  After we taped everything, I started talking to the owner Eric about an idea I … Continue reading

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Layering Hair Jigs

When the weather outside is frightful, which translated means after three days of east winds all the docks on the west side of Lake Erie are flooded out and as I look outside, Mother Nature has turned the landscape into … Continue reading

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Gearing Up for the Detroit River: Handlining Tip

Handlining a river system is a learned skill, but it can be done with a small amount of practice to get the basics down pat. Handlining without a reel, that makes things a little more difficult.   One way to … Continue reading

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Gearing Up for the Detroit River: Jigs and Plastics

All my 3/4 and 1 oz jigs have been poured, powder painted and cured.  There are still some colors that are unique to my arsenal, so there are times when I will still break out the roundballs, even during tourneys.  … Continue reading

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Off to a Nice Start on Erie

Lake Erie delivered as promised on our first trip of the season with the boat going 9 for 12 on the hook-ups.   To get the details out of the way, 1.4 to 1.6 mph seemed to be the speed they … Continue reading

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How to catch walleye in the Night Time

Even though I am talking about an accessory for Church Tackle’s planer boards that will help you fish for walleye at night,  cannot help but think of the song, “Night Time” by the J. Geils Band. One of my favorite … Continue reading

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How to lose ZERO jigs in the Detroit River

I take this…. …and put it on this! Somebody was asking this morning on one of the walleye group pages on Facebook, just how many jigs people typically lose in a day while fishing the Detroit River.  My answer was … Continue reading

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Gearing Up for the Hair Jig Bite

Been in the lab the last few days, getting some of the basic colors tied up, and playing with some combinations to get a few new wrinkles added into the mix.  First I poured a new batch of 3/4 ounce … Continue reading

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Spring Jigging on Erie is around the Corner

With the current monsoon taking place in lower Michigan, I cannot help but think about jigging on the lake come springtime. Don’t get me wrong, trolling his highly effective and I will still get that rush of anticipation when the … Continue reading

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Hair Jig Nation: Jigging on Lake Erie

I am still in total ice mode, but things are starting to creep into my thoughts, like catching walleye on Lake Erie in the spring.  First thing I want to do is check the line on the reels that will … Continue reading

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