Category Archives: Do-It-Yourself

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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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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