Category Archives: Product Reviews

Putting the Boards Away

Before anyone goes crazy on me and says there is still plenty of open water and they are not ready to put their boats away…I get it.  Unfortunately it is the ice fishing show season and time on the weekends … 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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Accessorizing the FLX-20 Genz Pack

It’s not a secret for anyone that knows me, I run Vexilar through the ice, in fact I use my Vex all year-long.  Its been a great 14 years with the company as a member of their staff, it is … Continue reading

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Lake Erie’s HOT Perch Bite!

Finally got back on the water after a brief hiatus and it was like we never left the hot bite.  It has gone from another great walleye year on Lake Erie, right into full perch mode like last season.  Sunday … Continue reading

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BigMouth CatchCounter: Counting Perch Made Easy

Its the day after the fourth of July and I was thinking about all the perch we have been catching lately, and what shows up in my memory feed on Facebook…a perch article about last year’s fishing.  I guess this … Continue reading

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High Energy Cranking

Now that the cool spring temps are in the past, its time to start looking ahead towards the dog days of summer.  Instead of pulling crankbaits at low speeds hovering around the 1 mile per hour to 1.3 mph range, … Continue reading

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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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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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BB Fishing; the Double XL Ice Reel

That iconic ice fishing reel made famous here in Michigan gets a “sizable” upgrade with the introduction of the BB Fishing ice reel. I sat down with owner Bronson Burch from Manitou Beach, Michigan…that’s Devil’s Lake south of Brooklyn where … Continue reading

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