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One of the things I will be sharing during the my seminars this weekend at the show will be some rigging techniques for the trolling rods to get the most out of your set ups.
Some of it will be why I prefer three hooks versus two hooks when I snell my crawler harnesses, and one tip, that will give your crawler (live bait) more action than anyone else’s presentation! Its a must have trick to have up your sleeve, and it will be the first time I have ever shared it with other anglers.
One of the things I will be discussing this weekend at the show will be on blade selection. Which blades perform the best, given the right location and conditions. Although, I am firm believer that there are no “sacred cows” when it comes to fishing, there are certainly definite trends that seem to hold true, year after year. During the seminars, I will have several blades on display, and will have more rigged up on my St. Croix Trolling rods to help with the demonstrations.
Will be doing a seminar at Frank’s Great Outdoor’s on November 3rd, which is just two weeks away from today. The seminar’s start at 5pm and will last three hours. With myself, Mike Boedeker from Shappell will be there, and we will be the guest speakers for the evening.
I will be in the store at least a half hour early to get set up and talk to folks who come early to get a good seat. You can go Frank’s Facebook page, and RSVP the event, or stop in at the store to get additional information. I will be talking about the edge an angler can get while using St. Croix Rods and Vexilar Marine Electronics, while chasing Saginaw Bay and River walleyes. These lessons can also apply to other areas on the Great Lakes.
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 just around the corner!
Reef Runner baits are on sale for $5.49, which is a good 70+ cents cheaper than anywhere else. Most Rapala’s are on sale also, $5.99 gets you everything except X-Raps and Jointed Raps. Wiggle Warts and Hot n Tots from Storm are $3.99, while you can pick up all the Erie Dearie styled baits for only 99 cents!
In addition to the crank styled baits and weight forward spinners; bottom bouncers in stock are 99 cents, Little Cleo spoons are $2.99, while Storm and Berkley (not Gulp) plastics are only $1.99 per package. Mizmo plastics are also 1/2 off.
Jeff’s is also one of, if not the only place in the state that has Tightline Perch Rigs available. They are $1.59 each, and have three #4 hooks on a single line, in the drop shot fashion. The benefit here is that there isn’t any slack line when a perch takes the bait, you know roughly the same instant the perch does when he gets hooked!
and as it was brought to my attention earlier, that is my mug on the homepage holding the 11 pounder caught this spring.
Just got the call from Duran Martinez, will be giving a Lake Erie fishing report for the Wild Michigan network that will air this weekend.
Click on the link below to find a station near you in Mid-Michigan, or wait for the podcast that will be posted after this weekend.
As you can tell from the last post, the fishing wasn’t great on Friday but it did produce a couple of really nice fish for the boat’s box. Sunday was another story.
We fished from 8 till 1pm, it being Mother’s Day and all, we didn’t make it a whole day on the water. Lots a couple of blades, in fact two that produced the big males from Friday. Have plenty of the Northland blades to replace it, but might have to call Silver Streak (Wolverine Tackle) to replace the other and to order more.
One that was lost was because of the 35 inch muskie at the other end in 14 foot inside the bay. At first I thought it was another big bruiser of a walleye at the other end, then it started fighting and the first thought was another big sheepshead. After seeing the white of its belly, I knew it had to be a muskie. We used to get pike back in the day in the spring, but not so much anymore.
Next weekend is another day or two of fishing, and as the water cleans up, so should the fishing improve. Water temps are well over the 50′ mark and should be a good crawler bite. I do expect it to drop back down a bit as the water becomes
“Opening Day in Detroit is a tradition that dates back 111 years. It’s a celebration that brings the city of Detroit together for the start of every baseball season. This year, in an effort to bring a piece of home to our men and women serving in the Armed Forces around the world, I would like to provide you with the presentation of Opening Day 2011 at Comerica Park in Detroit.”
- Mario Impemba, play-by-play announcer for the Detroit Tigers on FOX Sports Detroit.
Click on the link below, fill out the information for your favorite serviceman or woman, or send the link to them. This is the 2nd year I have helped an airman from Petersburg get a little touch of home. The young man just finished a tour with the Air Force in Afghanistan, and when his billet state side is set, he will gather with his friends for a night of Tigers baseball, and a little touch of home. This is a great way to show your appreciation to any service members you might know. This great gesture is provided by Mario Impemba, who teams up with Rod Allen to announce on Fox Detroit’s Tiger broadcasts.