Category Archives: Lake Erie

Rattlin’ Hair Jigs? YES PLEASE

Yesterday I was doing a podcast for the Mike Avery’s Outdoor Magazine for Lure Lipstick live from Jeff’s Bait and Tackle by Sterling State Park.  After we taped everything, I started talking to the owner Eric about an idea I … Continue reading

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Off to a Nice Start on Erie

Lake Erie delivered as promised on our first trip of the season with the boat going 9 for 12 on the hook-ups.   To get the details out of the way, 1.4 to 1.6 mph seemed to be the speed they … Continue reading

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Gearing Up for the Hair Jig Bite

Been in the lab the last few days, getting some of the basic colors tied up, and playing with some combinations to get a few new wrinkles added into the mix.  First I poured a new batch of 3/4 ounce … Continue reading

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Spring Jigging on Erie is around the Corner

With the current monsoon taking place in lower Michigan, I cannot help but think about jigging on the lake come springtime. Don’t get me wrong, trolling his highly effective and I will still get that rush of anticipation when the … Continue reading

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Hair Jig Nation: Jigging on Lake Erie

I am still in total ice mode, but things are starting to creep into my thoughts, like catching walleye on Lake Erie in the spring.  First thing I want to do is check the line on the reels that will … 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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Perchnado V: the sequel x5

What an incredible perch fishing season we have had on the Michigan side of Lake Erie this season.  Lines at Jeff’s Bait and Tackle (boats/trailers/trucks) are stretching back towards I-75 on the weekends. They are a pretty well oiled machine … Continue reading

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Perchnado 2017

So I sort of stole the title from the shark movies on that science fiction channel, but “Perchnado” sort of fits the bill after two days of fishing on Lake Erie where the perch were flying in the boat.  There … Continue reading

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Detroit Beach Boat Club Perch Tourney: September 2, 2017

Its that time of the year again, it is the perch tournament at the Detroit Beach Boat Club, this Saturday!    Cost is $20.00 per person and the payout is 100 percent.  There is a big fish prize, and will … Continue reading

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Dropping the Bomb(s) on Fall Walleye

You’re going to ask me why am I talking about walleye on Lake Erie when the perch season is in full swing, and my snarky answer is going to be, “If you snooze, you lose.”.   In this case it … Continue reading

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