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.

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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Getting a Hot Seat, Clam’s Heated Seat Slip Cover

Just when I thought I knew everything about what Clam Outdoors has to offer an ice angler, I find another item.   I was looking through the website and I noticed the Heated Seat Slip Cover for the first time.  When … Continue reading

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DIY Tip for Fly (Hair Jig) Tying

Tying hair jigs for walleye is not exactly the same thing as creating bugs for catching trout.  You do not need the best of the best equipment, just some reliable tools that will get the job done.   The three tying … Continue reading

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Old Info stored in the Wallet, is now available on your Phone

Back in your dad’s or maybe your grandfather’s day, they used to keep all kinds of useful fishing information tucked away in their wallets.  Just simple notes about this or that would be hard to remember or perhaps the directions … Continue reading

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The Build: Jason Mitchell Thermal X Shanty

  Normally I would have been going ape like crazy not having my shack from Clam Outdoors already built and ready to hit the ice by this time of year.  After completing the build on the new Jason Mitchell Thermal … Continue reading

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Stinger Hooks through the Ice

Sting’r hooks from Northland Tackle are a mainstay on the Detroit and Saginaw Rivers in the spring and fall. We even use them while popping hair jigs off the bottom of Lake Erie for that specialized walleye bite.  Often though … Continue reading

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Putting the Boards Away

Before anyone goes crazy on me and says there is still plenty of open water and they are not ready to put their boats away…I get it.  Unfortunately it is the ice fishing show season and time on the weekends … Continue reading

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Ice Fishing Kicks Off @Cabela’s in Dundee

Starting Saturday, I can be found in the fishing department at our favorite local Cabela’s in Dundee, Michigan.  I will working with some of the best companies in the ice fishing realm, so stop in and say hello while getting … Continue reading

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