Category Archives: Product Reviews

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 Vexilar Glo Ring Difference

Everyone knows that when you charge up a glow jig or swimming minnow, at the right time, it will help you catch more fish.  With that in mind though, how many of us would have our little UV flashlight in … 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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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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