Category Archives: Panfish Fishing

Bluegill and crappie fishing.

Monroe Ice Fishing

You can probably tell from the mix of fish where I was at with the neighbor on Monday, yep Bolles Harbor.  Biggest fish of the day was a crappie almost 11 inches, but lost an even bigger one on the … Continue reading

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Ice Jigs: Size truly Matters

When people joke around and say it’s not the size of the jig, but the wiggle that counts, aren’t quite giving you the whole picture.  The size of your panfish jigs you use can be the difference between having a … Continue reading

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Panfish Ice Line: My Choice

This brand or that brand, this color or no color, that can be just two of the many questions an angler might ask themselves when staring at a wall full of line options at a retail store. Perfectly good questions … Continue reading

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The New BigMouth CatchCounter: counting perch, bluegills, crappie and more

  Like many walleye anglers around the Great Lakes when late July and August roll around my attention turns towards those tasty yellow bellied treats known as Perch!  Even fisherman who do not put their boats in for chasing walleye … Continue reading

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One Last Good Weekend on the Ice?

It could be, the temps are going to be falling pretty far at night over the weekend.  Will it be enough to save the ice around Monroe, probably not I am thinking.  At least I would not say it is … Continue reading

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Late Ice can be the BEST Ice, but….

…..watch your step! Even though late season ice fishing can be incredibly hot, it like the early season is also the most dangerous time you can be out on the hard water.  That is why I carry the Jiffy Deluxe … Continue reading

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Jazz Up Your Ice Spoons

By now, this little trick has already been spilled…I spilled it!     By adding the duolock snap to my UV Buck-Shot Spoons from Northland Tackle it served two useful purposes. The first was that the extra length provided by the … Continue reading

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Woods-n-Water News: February Issue Mention

    Ice fishing with plastics definitely has a time and place in any angler’s approach to catching fish through the ice.  My favorite time of the day to use plastics is in the early morning at the first bite … Continue reading

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The CatchCounter: keep track of your Perch, Gills and Crappie

Recently I had an old fishing buddy send me a link for a device that would automatically count perch as fast as I could catch them, the CatchCounter.  I checked out the link on Craigslist and then I did what I always … Continue reading

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Schooley Reels: Easy Modification

By popular request,  here is an additional piece on the modification for the Schooley reels that was discussed last week.  Actually, they just wanted to see the pictures   But, it also gives me the chance to go into a … Continue reading

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