Category Archives: Bait

Buggy Blades for Walleye: The Mayfly Hatch is On

The mayfly hatch of 2017 is on!  In the days of yesteryear, the old time walleye anglers would claim that the bite would shut down during the hatch, but au contraire mon frères.  That’s French, which loosely translated means, not so fast … Continue reading

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Metal Marine Bubbles

Recently, in fact on the last ice fishing trip of the year out onto Lake Erie, my minnow bubbler died.  I looked at a lot of brands, but kept coming back to the Metal Marine products.  It made sense, because … Continue reading

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Making and Painting Walleye Jigs

When pouring jigs, I head up the stairs of the shop to my “craft” area.  I have a table all set up for making my jigs. A  20 pound Hot Pot, large house fan for exhaust, an old soup can … Continue reading

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Ice Jigs: Size truly Matters

When people joke around and say it’s not the size of the jig, but the wiggle that counts, aren’t quite giving you the whole picture.  The size of your panfish jigs you use can be the difference between having a … Continue reading

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Crawler Harnesses Rigged with “Trick” Worms

Zoom 6″ Trick Worm There you are, walleye fishing on  your favorite body of water.  They eyes are down there, the graph tells you so, and you’ve been pulling a few in here and there.  The problem is that mixed in … Continue reading

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Fall Clearance Sale @ Jeff’s Bait & Tackle

Jeff’s bait shop is having a clearance sale from now until the 19th of the month.  Most of the items in the shop are being cleared out to make room for a new floor plan and the fall trolling bite that is … Continue reading

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Jeff’s Bait and Tackle’s new website

Jeffsbait.com and as it was brought to my attention earlier, that is my mug on the homepage holding the 11 pounder caught this spring.

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Perch Fishing: Got Minnows Left Over?

Ever been perch fishing and had minnows left over?  It could have been a day where the perch were not cooperating, or perhaps the weather changed quickly and you had to get off the water fast.  Either way, its a … Continue reading

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Fishing Show Expo Wrap Up

As I was going down M-50 last night around 5:30 pm the last of the boats from Lockeman Marine were pulling out of the fairgrounds.  They were closing down to what I thought just might have been their best show yet.  … Continue reading

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Minnow Tanks: keep your bait in between trips

A couple of years ago Miejer (grocery chain) had these 10 gallon aquariums for sale for about 10 dollars.  It was one of those small light bulb moments and I went out and picked one up.  The idea behind the … Continue reading

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