Category Archives: Do-It-Yourself

Clam’s Hitch Receiver Kit Install….

…..on my new Kenai Pro Thermal Stealth shanty! My original thought was sound in my mind, at least in my mind ūüôā¬† There are times when having a hitch on the back of your shanty could possibly come in handy.¬† … Continue reading

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Winterizing Your Planer Boards

  While some of you fine folks will be able to fish for a while longer, it was time for me to hang up the trolling gear and get ready for ice fishing.¬† Which means I will be working¬†at the … Continue reading

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Walleye Jig Colors: where do the ideas come from?

There are lots of color choices when it comes to painting jigs.¬† You can choose the tried and true, or you can step out and come up with something original on your own.¬† In my case I look at what … Continue reading

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The Buck-Shot Perch Dropper Goes National…

…or worldwide even!¬† Northland Tackle liked my idea about combining the iconic ice fishing spoon, the Buck-Shot Rattle Spoon, with their Dropper Hooks.¬† Liked so much that they wanted me to do an article for their blog section of the … Continue reading

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Ice Spoon Conversion for Perch Fishing

  Tired of trying ice fishing rigs that are too light for open water perch fishing on the big lakes? Convert your heavier ice fishing spoons like Northland Tackle’s Buck-Shot Rattle Spoon, with Northland ‘s dropper hooks! They come in … Continue reading

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The Art of the Turn (Walleye Trolling)

So you went to a walleye seminar about trolling on the Great Lakes, and one of the topics was on how to speed up your lures without racing your engine.¬† This is easy to do, and I am sure they … Continue reading

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Quick Way to Protect your Trolling Rod Tips

This is just a quick tip, but will add years to the life to eye on your rod that everyone refers to as the “tip”. You are out trolling, you get a walleye on the other end, and the fight … Continue reading

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Getting a Naked UV Jig Coat

With another river tourney on the schedule this weekend, I went up into jig lab and came up with some more ultraviolet¬† paint schemes for my 5/8ths ounce jigs. Whether UV finishes are effective or not when it comes to … Continue reading

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Protect Your Arsenal: Jig Maintenance

This weekend looks to be a great weekend on the water, a total 180 from fishing last weekend in snow storms on the Detroit River.¬† After the going through some bow busting waves on Sunday all my gear was soaked; … Continue reading

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Getting an UV Overcoat

Does an¬†UV finish catch you more fish, I honestly don’t know.¬† When it comes to my ice fishing jigs for bluegill and crappie, I have so many I can’t in all truthfulness keep track of which is which.¬† I have … Continue reading

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