Category Archives: Do-It-Yourself

Tightline, Free Fall, Spinning or Schooley?

This seems to be the big debate the last few years in the ice fishing world, so this is my take on it. As far as spinning reels, love my Daiwa’s but when it comes to fishing for panfish through … Continue reading

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Greasing Your Ice Reels…..

….DON’T DO IT! I had a customer ask me at our local outdoors type store, what was the best grease to use with his spinning ice fishing reels.  I told him none of course.  If your reels are dedicated to … Continue reading

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Snapweights and Fall Trolling

Snapweights give walleye anglers an added tool in the tackle bag when it comes to going after the big fish that show up in the fall months prior to the winter freeze.  Big baits, small baits, rattling, suspending, all of … Continue reading

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The Hottest Perch Rig on Erie…

….for me anyway, is a rig/concept I came up with a couple of years ago.  The standard perch rig, also known as a crappie rig, consists of two perch arms called lears with two snells attached at the end.  Since … Continue reading

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Busting out the Weapons

Its perch fishing time out on Lake Erie, but its also one of those times where I like to break out an old friend, the Weapon Rig.  Sometimes referred to as a Mayfly Rig, this simple contraption is a walleye … Continue reading

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Perch Fishing Tip for Tighline Rigs

The perch fishing season is starting to get into full swing, and with that many anglers will be hitting Lake Erie in search of yellow bellies.    One of the most popular rigs out there is commonly referred to as the tighline … Continue reading

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Counting Perch, with the CatchCounter

With all the perch coming back to the boat on the crawler harnesses lately, it really has me thinking about the perch fishing that will be starting soon out on Lake Erie.  At least for me that is, those that … Continue reading

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New Way to Remove the Fish Smell

Handling fish, sometimes lots of fish if your day went well on the water, is something we all do.  If you have tried some of the smell removal type items you can buy in a sporting goods store,  you probably found … Continue reading

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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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The Planer Board Caddy from Traxstech

After all my spring tourneys, it’s finally time to get back to Lake Erie and catch some walleye for no other reason than the love of fishing.  Which means I installed my latest piece of equipment on the boat, the … Continue reading

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