Category Archives: Do-It-Yourself

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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Church Tackle’s Stingray Diving Weight

Church Tackle’s Stingray Diving Weight hit the water last year with great success, and this season they are on the market for anglers to purchase. They are available in three sizes (#1, #2, #3) to match up with the depths … Continue reading

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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 🙂  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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