Category Archives: Walleye Fishing

Open water trolling, drifting, casting and dragging.

Speed is the Key…employing drift/trolling bags

Whether you are drifting hair jigs and blade baits in the spring, or trolling cranks, spoons and harnesses, boat speed is a crucial element in having a successful trip. Sure you can have a trolling motor employed, but on days when the … Continue reading

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Metallic Erie Whistler Hair Jigs

I was waiting until I picked up the right material to complete my series of “Erie” Northland Tackle Whistlers, and the job is complete…finally. Last week I went to Jann’s Netcraft in Ohio, just down the road off US-23.  Will admit, … Continue reading

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Time to Get into the Spring of Things: Big Eye Spring Baits

Tis that time of the year, despite the snow and ice hanging on by a thread under the pine trees, it is time to gear up for spring walleye fishing on the Great Lakes. I have hauled the shanties upstairs … Continue reading

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The EZ (store) Concept Applied to Planer Boards

  It may not look like it, but spring is technically here, and mother nature should start acting accordingly before you know it. She better, I spent the better part of two days hauling the ice fishing gear upstairs and started … Continue reading

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Church Tackle’s TX-007 Stern Planer, with a Rattle Modification

  Church Tackle made a big splash in 2013 with the introduction of their TX-007 Stern Planer. The -007 allows anglers to target fish that you are seeing below the boat with your fish finder.  No longer is bracketing the sides of the boat … 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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The 7th Annual Michigan-Ohio Sportfishing Expo…THIS WEEKEND….

….February 8th and 9th! With another snow storm about to hit tomorrow, you just cannot help but love this winter and all the ice fishing it has to offer!  BUT, it is the show season and despite the winter weather, … Continue reading

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The Spring Show Season is Upon Us!

Just wrapped a nice weekend of ice fishing and made the yearly trek to the Ultimate Fishing Show in Novi! Nothing like catching some panfish, then switching gears (at least mentally) back to the open water season. Caught some nice … Continue reading

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Tricking Out Your Ice Lures

I don’t usually repost somebody else’s work, if fact this might be the first time ever. I first heard of Gord Pyzer I believe in an old In-Fisherman ice fishing video.  The discussion I believe was something about fitting the … Continue reading

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Scatter Rap’n for Fall Walleyes

Every once in a while I look at a lure, tactic or even a presentation designed for a species other than walleye and the wheels start turning.  Last year it was the Alabama Rig, totally a bass thing by all accounts, but … Continue reading

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