Category Archives: Lake Erie

Dark, White or Bright, is the Question

  I blame this great debate on bass fishing,  the anglers who target that species,  have wormed ( no pun intended) their philosophies into the walleye world.  Sometimes they work, but it is definitely not a golden rule for those … Continue reading

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Big Water Cranking 2019

It is that time of the year, time to pull some crankbaits behind the Church Tackle boards in search of some trophy sized walleye.  The weights go up as the fish are actively feeding after a  long winter.  In order … Continue reading

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Perch Rods, which St. Croix is the right one for you

Not that a wake or after funeral luncheon is the best place to talk about fishing, but when it comes up, just go with it.  This happened to my dad last Monday while I was out fishing on the hardwater.  … Continue reading

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Hair Jig Evolution: 2019 Edition

If you have been following me on Facebook, you have already seen some of my newest hair jig creations for fishing walleye on Lake Erie.  Interesting enough, just yesterday I was asked if I had ever written about tying jigs … Continue reading

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Rattle ’em High, Jig it Low

  Walleye fishing through the ice on the Great Lakes is truly an experience of a lifetime.  Just in terms of quantity and quality, pick a lake and have at it.  Then throw in the chance for that 15 pound … Continue reading

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The Build: Jason Mitchell Thermal X Shanty

  Normally I would have been going ape like crazy not having my shack from Clam Outdoors already built and ready to hit the ice by this time of year.  After completing the build on the new Jason Mitchell Thermal … Continue reading

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Stinger Hooks through the Ice

Sting’r hooks from Northland Tackle are a mainstay on the Detroit and Saginaw Rivers in the spring and fall. We even use them while popping hair jigs off the bottom of Lake Erie for that specialized walleye bite.  Often though … Continue reading

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Ice Fishing Kicks Off @Cabela’s in Dundee

Starting Saturday, I can be found in the fishing department at our favorite local Cabela’s in Dundee, Michigan.  I will working with some of the best companies in the ice fishing realm, so stop in and say hello while getting … Continue reading

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Jigging Rap Upgrade

I know I wrote about this the last year we were 12 miles out on Lake Erie, but it has been a few years now and well worth bringing back for a refresher.  If you have been fishing with Jigging … Continue reading

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3rd Season Prep for Big Walleye

    Time to break out those deep running, minnow imitating, rattling and jointed kind of baits.  It’s that time of the year for the 3 rd Season of Walleye Fishing to begin in earnest.  That wonderful time of the … Continue reading

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