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.

Spring Jigging on Erie…LOVE IT

  There is vertical jigging, which is always fun, but there is something about hitting Lake Erie in the spring and snap jigging blade baits and hair jigs that just makes you want to do it all the time.  Its … Continue reading

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Handlining with Traxstech Mounts

There are several ways to mount a handline reel for trolling the Detroit River, and honestly any body of water that has a fast current.  If you are from the suburbs of Detroit, know as the Downriver area, you will … Continue reading

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Church Tackle’s Stingray Diving Weight

Church Tackle’s Stingray Diving Weight hit the water last year with great success, and this season they are on the market for anglers to purchase. They are available in three sizes (#1, #2, #3) to match up with the depths … Continue reading

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Great Lake Walleye Spinner Blades: Which, Where and Why

There has been much discussion lately about the types of spinner blades to use while making, and/or using crawler harnesses to catch walleye.  I am seeing posts on Facebook and starting to get emails asking very direct questions on the … Continue reading

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2017 Michigan and Ohio Fishing Licenses

Just purchased my Michigan and Ohio fishing licenses for the 2017 season. Your Michigan license is good until the end of the month of March, but the new year went on sale March 1st if you want to get that … Continue reading

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The TX-007: The Rattlin’ Planer Board

  The TX-007 Stern Planer Board from Church Tackle, radicalized the way walleye anglers attack walleye through the water column. Instead of ignoring 1/3 rd of your track through the water, the -007 lets you target the fish that you actually … Continue reading

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The Right Walleye Rod for the Task at Hand: Jigging

I saw a post on Facebook asking what would a good walleye jigging rod, and naturally I thought to myself, I have a St. Croix Rod for that.  Then I started thinking, how can I apply this to other walleye … Continue reading

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Ice Fishing the Fronts: When to go BIG

While everything is still fresh in my mind, let’s get this out there.  Just got back Monday night from fishing a NAIFC ice tournament on Lake St. Helen here in Michigan.  We weight in 8 crappie and eight bluegill, and for what … Continue reading

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St. Croix Rods 2017 Winter Sale

Latest promotion for the spring of 2017;  Buy a rod, and get a free tee…and worry less!   Big discounts on ice fishing and headwear gear over on the St. Croix Rods website. Avid Glass Ice Rods   Avid Jigging Rods … Continue reading

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Clam’s Hitch Receiver Kit Install….

…..on my new Kenai Pro Thermal Stealth shanty! My original thought was sound in my mind, at least in my mind 🙂  There are times when having a hitch on the back of your shanty could possibly come in handy.  … Continue reading

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