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.

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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High Energy Cranking

Now that the cool spring temps are in the past, its time to start looking ahead towards the dog days of summer.  Instead of pulling crankbaits at low speeds hovering around the 1 mile per hour to 1.3 mph range, … Continue reading

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Saginaw Bay Walleye Club’s Spring Fling Tournament

Once again, it was a great weekend in Bay City, Michigan for some walleye fishing thanks to the Saginaw Bay Walleye Club and their Spring Fling tourney that they hold every year.  Got up there Thursday night and settled in … Continue reading

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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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