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.

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

Posted in Ice Fishing, Ice Products, Lake Erie, Panfish Fishing, Perch Fishing, Saginaw Bay, Store visits, Walleye Fishing | Leave a comment

Jigging Rap Upgrade

I know I wrote about this the last year we were 12 miles out on Lake Erie, but it has been a few years now and well worth bringing back for a refresher.  If you have been fishing with Jigging … Continue reading

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3rd Season Prep for Big Walleye

    Time to break out those deep running, minnow imitating, rattling and jointed kind of baits.  It’s that time of the year for the 3 rd Season of Walleye Fishing to begin in earnest.  That wonderful time of the … Continue reading

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Getting the Jigs ready for the Tourney: Powder Painting

I have three large cases filled with jigs in 3/8th, 1/2 and 5/8ths ounce jigs and yet I felt the need to pour over 160 jigs and tame my wild hair fixation.  Throw in 50 more jigs from Angler’s Quest … Continue reading

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Accessorizing the FLX-20 Genz Pack

It’s not a secret for anyone that knows me, I run Vexilar through the ice, in fact I use my Vex all year-long.  Its been a great 14 years with the company as a member of their staff, it is … Continue reading

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Perch are Heating Up on Lake Erie

Thursday I got the chance to hit Lake Erie for some perch fishing with an old friend from the Ice Team Trap Attack days.  It was always fun to fish against Tim because nothing makes you a better angler than … Continue reading

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Hair Jigs and Catching Smallmouth Bass

Catching bass and hair jigs, for a walleye guy, it just seems wrong in every regard.  Last spring though, I got a little creative with my color patterns and made some smaller sizes for taking a casting approach when targeting … Continue reading

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Doing a little Surf and Turf, Lake Erie Style

It is hard to beat a well-balanced meal, specially when one component is deep-fried and the other 50 percent of smoked goodness comes out of the Weber grill.  A balanced meal is  a 50/50 split, right???  I know, it sounds … Continue reading

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Lake Erie’s HOT Perch Bite!

Finally got back on the water after a brief hiatus and it was like we never left the hot bite.  It has gone from another great walleye year on Lake Erie, right into full perch mode like last season.  Sunday … Continue reading

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