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.

Dark, White or Bright, is the Question

  I blame this great debate on bass fishing,  the anglers who target that species,  have wormed ( no pun intended) their philosophies into the walleye world.  Sometimes they work, but it is definitely not a golden rule for those … Continue reading

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Big Water Cranking 2019

It is that time of the year, time to pull some crankbaits behind the Church Tackle boards in search of some trophy sized walleye.  The weights go up as the fish are actively feeding after a  long winter.  In order … Continue reading

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Perch Rods, which St. Croix is the right one for you

Not that a wake or after funeral luncheon is the best place to talk about fishing, but when it comes up, just go with it.  This happened to my dad last Monday while I was out fishing on the hardwater.  … Continue reading

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Hair Jig Evolution: 2019 Edition

If you have been following me on Facebook, you have already seen some of my newest hair jig creations for fishing walleye on Lake Erie.  Interesting enough, just yesterday I was asked if I had ever written about tying jigs … Continue reading

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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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