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.

The Great Tungsten Ice Jig Debate…

First off, that is a waste of time, call this a size guide and when to fish them. Secondly, not a word about the heater in the corner, it was cold that winter ūüôā Thirdly is actually a word and … Continue reading

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Tightline, Free Fall, Spinning or Schooley?

This seems to be the big debate the last few years in the ice fishing world, so this is my take on it. As far as spinning reels, love my Daiwa’s but when it comes to fishing for panfish through … Continue reading

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Greasing Your Ice Reels…..

….DON’T DO IT! I had a customer ask me at our local outdoors type store, what was the best grease to use with his spinning ice fishing reels.¬† I told him none of course.¬† If your reels are dedicated to … Continue reading

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Extend the Range of Your Vexilar

If there is one thing when it comes to ice fishing that I absolutely cannot fish without, it would be my¬†Vexilar flasher.¬† After¬†using every single model that¬†Vex offers¬†over the past 16 years and seeing the competition in tournament after tourney, … Continue reading

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Choosing the right Ice Rod for Panfish

Choosing an ice rod for panfish sounds easy, just walk into the fishing department of a store and grab a 24″ ultra light rod with some reel and go fishing. If you really think that, then this is probably the … Continue reading

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The Deluxe Spoon Box from Clam Outdoors

My staff order from Clam Outdoors came¬† in yesterday to the house from Minnesota.¬† If you are Facebook, you probably saw me go “Live”¬† showing the features of the new Stealth Spearfisher hub shelter.¬† One of the other items I … Continue reading

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Underwater Cameras, not just for ice fishing!

Last month I shared that using my Vexilar sonar/flasher was an integral component in my success while fishing a walleye tourney on the Saginaw River.¬† Proving yet again, your winter equipment can really be used all year-long to enhance your … Continue reading

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The Saginaw River is Heating Up…

…and more fish are staging to come into the river.¬† With the cold temps coming this week, the fishing should only get better until the ice takes hold. Obviously I just got home from the Saginaw River where I fished … Continue reading

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Snapweights and Fall Trolling

Snapweights give walleye anglers an added tool in the tackle bag when it comes to going after the big fish that show up in the fall months prior to the winter freeze.¬† Big baits, small baits, rattling, suspending, all of … Continue reading

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Perchnado V: the sequel x5

What an incredible perch fishing season we have had on the Michigan side of Lake Erie this season. ¬†Lines at Jeff’s Bait and Tackle (boats/trailers/trucks) are stretching back towards I-75 on the weekends. They are a pretty well oiled machine … Continue reading

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