Want Walleyes Right Now? Use Spinners

June 22, 2015 by  
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Want Walleyes Right Now? Use Spinners

As the water warms and we get into the heat of summer, most predator fish will be feeding aggressively.  Walleyes will be eating whatever they can find.  A very effective way to catch walleyes is with a spinner rigged with a nightcrawler.  Here’s how you get started. Spinners are the preferred presentation of many walleye […]

Thoughts on the 2014 Open Water Fishing Season

October 21, 2014 by  
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Thoughts on the 2014 Open Water Fishing Season

By Bob Jensen For many anglers, the 2014 open water fishing season is in the books.  While there is still plenty of open water fishing to do, many anglers are doing different things this time of year.  If you’re one of those anglers, you need to be sure you winterized your boat motor.  I run […]

A Game Plan for Summer Walleyes

June 2, 2014 by  
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A Game Plan for Summer Walleyes

by Bob Jensen  The summer of 2014 has finally arrived.  Lots and lots of anglers are taking to the water in search of their favorite fish, and for many of those anglers, their favorite fish is that guy with the eyes that glow, the walleye.  In most areas, walleyes are done spawning and are setting […]

Plastic Baits for More Fishing Success

April 29, 2014 by  
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Plastic Baits for More Fishing Success

by Bob Jensen Through the years, wherever and whenever anglers go fishing, live bait has always been the go-to bait when fishing gets tough. It’s still that way in many fishing situations—pure and simple: live minnows, nightcrawlers, leeches, crickets, crawdads, and whatever else catches fish. But plastic bait is taking the place of live bait […]

Crankin’ Up More Fish

Crankin’ Up More Fish

by Bob Jensen   This morning there were two inches of new snow on the ground.  Winter doesn’t want to let go, but like it or not, winter is going away.  When it does, I’m going fishing.   And I’m going to be using a bait that many anglers don’t use early in the year.  I’m […]

SHALLOW WATER WALLEYES

May 31, 2013 by  
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SHALLOW WATER WALLEYES

Crankbaits, slip-bobber rigs, live bait rigs, they’ll all catch shallow walleyes. But the folks who catch walleyes most regularly are probably throwing a jig tipped with either a minnow or plastic.

Hot Patterns for Cool Walleyes

May 12, 2013 by  
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Hot Patterns for Cool Walleyes

When the water never really does warm up and the patterns don’t change much… watch out. Great fishing lies ahead.

Introducing the SideWinder Planer Board

Introducing the SideWinder Planer Board

At first glace it looks like a kids toy or some sort of rocket ship but its design is an engineering marvel designed to take the headache out of planer board fishing.

A new Rod

February 20, 2013 by  
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A new Rod

When you’re looking for a new rod, you need to think of how you’ll be using it.

Walleye Fishing – The Big Bite

March 5, 2012 by  
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Walleye Fishing – The Big Bite

By Nick Simonson And….nothing.  I ripped the glow-red spoon upward and it went…nowhere. It was a sensation I hadn’t experienced in quite a while, having spent a majority of the past few winters searching lakes across the upper Midwest for slab crappies and bull bluegills. But on this, the last weekend of the Minnesota walleye […]

Trolling Crankbaits

Trolling Crankbaits

Our Outdoors By Nick Simonson In cooler waters of May and June the shallows can seem almost bare.  Nothing but the occasional waterboatman or roaming bluegill disturbs the water bordering shore.  Then as summer peaks, it seems the shallows are suddenly alive and teeming with small fish, as if the table was set for a […]

Leadcore Walleye Fishing

July 5, 2011 by  
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Leadcore Walleye Fishing

With Jason Mitchell Over the past ten years, trolling with lead core line has gained in popularity amongst the walleye crowd. Lead core enables anglers to put any crank bait in the tackle box in front of fish regardless of how deep. This in itself is a huge advantage but you can also accomplish the […]

Blade Baits

April 11, 2011 by  
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Blade Baits

By Eric Olson Water clarity can be such an important variable that affects our success regardless the time of year.  Walleye and sauger both can be affected by poor visibility.  On rivers in particular when heavy rains or sudden run off can dirty the water and create poor visibility, anglers have to make the adjustments […]

Walleye Confidence

June 1, 2010 by  
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Walleye Confidence

By Jason Mitchell We all have something we are very confident in. That confidence lure or tactic may vary from lake to lake or change over the years but we all have our go to weapon. One of the most difficult things I encounter as an angler is fishing when I have no or little […]

Frabill HiberNet

May 18, 2010 by  
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Frabill HiberNet

Now You See It, Now You Don’t Most stowable – not to mention most anticipated – landing net soon to disappear from store shelves. Jackson, Wis. – Retailers and writers first cast eyes on it at ICAST (International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades) last summer in Orlando, Fla. Since then, expectancy has brewed like beer […]

Fishing Gear to Remember

May 10, 2010 by  
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Fishing Gear to Remember

By Bob Jensen When we go fishing, so often we spend a lot of time making sure we have the right lures, fresh line, charged boat batteries, and all those other things that are part of the actual fishing process. And, no doubt, those are important considerations. But there are some other things we should […]

Small Baits Big Fish

May 2, 2010 by  
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Small Baits Big Fish

By Jason Mitchell On many walleye fisheries across the Midwest, young of the year fish hatches play a huge role in where to fish and what to fish with. Really strong reproductive efforts of just about any fish species are taken advantage of. Heavy predation has been documented on just about every species of fish […]

Hair Jigs

April 14, 2010 by  
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Hair Jigs

The hair transplant was a success: Bucktail Jigs make a big comeback with the walleye bigwigs By Tom Neustrom I was a twelve-year-old dock boy living the dream at a resort in Northern Wisconsin. By day, I’d hang out with minnows and men who tell fish stories, while earning a little walking around money for […]

Walleyes on Soft Plastics

February 4, 2010 by  
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Walleyes on Soft Plastics

Walleyes Come as No Fluke By Brian “Bro” Brosdahl with Mark Courts Admittedly, I’m a meat and potatoes sort of guy. I’m eyeing the porterhouse steak on the menu long before the canary food, organic “meals under 500 calories”. In fact, I’ll take the whole right side of the menu, please. This instinctive weakness for […]

Live Bait Rig Fishing

November 10, 2009 by  
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Live Bait Rig Fishing

Walleye fishing icons Gary Roach and Doc Samson won’t be giving up live bait anytime soon By Ted Pilgrim Livebait is back, baby. You better believe it. Despite the buzz about plastics, the reality is, walleyes eat live bait. Period. In the end, all artificial lures lack two potent, inimitable ingredients: organic random movement and […]

Learning Crawler Rigs and Roach Rigs on Walleyes

October 20, 2009 by  
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Learning Crawler Rigs and Roach Rigs on Walleyes

Please Pass the Meat…the Fresh Stuff Walleye fishing icons Gary Roach and Doc Samson won’t be giving up live bait anytime soon By Ted Pilgrim Livebait is back, baby. You better believe it. Despite the buzz about plastics, the reality is, walleyes eat live bait. Period. In the end, all artificial lures lack two potent, […]

Bottom Bouncers

February 23, 2009 by  
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Bottom Bouncers

By Jason Mitchell The bottom bouncer is an incredibly effective and versatile piece of equipment for walleye anglers. Over the past few years, there seems to have been an emphasis on using the bottom bouncer as more of a rigging tool. The bottom bouncer can become a tool for efficiently presenting a live bait snell […]

Walleye Trolling Boards & Trolling Deep for Walleyes

February 23, 2009 by  
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Walleye Trolling Boards & Trolling Deep for Walleyes

By Chris Hustad This is a second part of a 2-part series on a beginners guide to trolling for walleyes. Also see the 1st part of the series – Trolling for Walleyes I  am a big fan of planer boards for walleyes, but it wasn’t always this way. My first time using planer boards was […]

Fishing Leadcore

February 23, 2009 by  
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Fishing Leadcore

By Jason Mitchell Over the past ten years, trolling with lead core line has gained in popularity amongst the walleye crowd. Lead core enables anglers to put any crankbait in the tackle box in front of fish regardless of how deep. This in itself is a huge advantage but you can also accomplish the same […]

Suspended Walleyes & Slip Bobbers

February 23, 2009 by  
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Suspended Walleyes & Slip Bobbers

By Jason Mitchell Walleye suspend an awful lot, much more I bet than most anglers want to imagine. I say, “want to imagine,” because many anglers do in fact hate the idea of fishing in “no man’s land.” That is off the bottom. The bottom is such a nice constant, something so definite. When we […]

River Walleyes on Plastics

February 23, 2009 by  
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River Walleyes on Plastics

By Troy Morris Plastics have really made an impact on river walleye fishing. Plastics allow anglers to change shapes, colors and size with an ease that cannot be accomplished with the traditional minnow or shiner. Jigs tipped with a plastic body often shine in river fishing conditions for a variety of reasons. First off, the […]

Spinner Rigs

February 23, 2009 by  
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Spinner Rigs

By Ted Takasaki and Scott Richardson   You can’t beat live bait…or can you? There is a presentation that combines both the natural scent, look and feel of live bait and the flash and attraction of a lure. Spinner rigs offer the best of both worlds and they work especially well on many different lakes […]

Weight Forward Spinners

February 23, 2009 by  
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Weight Forward Spinners

By Lindy Fishing Tackle The dramatic comeback of Lake Erie walleye fishing has brought widespread attention to a lure that’s been around for a long time, the weight forward spinner. The weight forward spinner is basically a chunk of lead with a shafted spinner and a trailing hook. It is generally fished with a live […]

Jig Fishing Tips

February 23, 2009 by  
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Jig Fishing Tips

By Lindy Fishing Tackle   The leadhead jig is probably the most universal of artificial lures. Originally used for saltwater species, the jigging method became a freshwater angling “revolution” in the 1950’s and early 1960’s. Anglers soon discovered that jigs take all inland sport fish, especially walleyes, crappies, and bass. Even with today’s assortment of […]

Lindy Rigs – Everything You Need to Know

February 23, 2009 by  
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Lindy Rigs – Everything You Need to Know

Lindy Fishing Tackle Lindy Rigging revolutionized live bait fishing in the 1960’s and is still one of the most popular and productive methods for taking walleyes throughout the country. Lindy Rigs can take panfish, walleyes, bass, northern pike, trout and any bottom feeding fish wherever they are–in natural lakes, man-made reservoirs, rivers and streams. With […]

10 Steps to Better Jigging

February 21, 2009 by  
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10 Steps to Better Jigging

By Ted Takasaki   Most anglers believe that they know all about jigs just because jigs have been around ever since man first pinched lead shot on a hook. But, that’s just not so. Jigging basics may seem simple enough and mastering the fundamental of jigging technique can mean the difference between catching fish and […]

Matching Floats for Slip Bobber Fishing

February 21, 2009 by  
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Matching Floats for Slip Bobber Fishing

From Lindy Fishing Tackle There are a lot of opportunities at slip bobber fishing, and this method can be used for a lot of fish species. Thill® has done a lot with their bobbers, or they call, “floats” to increase your fishing success. These aren’t the bobbers of yesterday, and we’ve come a long ways […]

Fishing Deepwater Crankbaits

February 21, 2009 by  
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Fishing Deepwater Crankbaits

Lindy Tackle Team The Lindy Tackle team has put together some tips to help you target and effectively use crankbaits in deepwater situations. On Deep Mud Flats:   Many of the country’s reservoirs contain large mud flats. Walleyes will inhabit these flats, especially when insect hatches are coming off the mud. When it’s calm, the […]

Fishing Rod Building Tips

February 21, 2009 by  
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Fishing Rod Building Tips

By Taylor Fitterer Making your own custom fishing rods can be a fun experience. Each rod normally takes about 2-3 hours to manufacture, and the finish drying time can take from a few hours to a few days depending on the type of finish, temperature and humidity. We have learned through trial and error and […]

No Snag Secrets to Lindy Rigging

February 20, 2009 by  
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No Snag Secrets to Lindy Rigging

By Ron Lindner – Use a lighter line from the swivel to the hook, preferably 2-4lb less than the main line on your reel. – Because of the unique cam action, you may feel some resistance, much like an increasing pressure. Usually a sharp tight-line yank will pull it free–or set the hook on a […]

MarCum – More Power, More Performance

February 9, 2009 by  
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MarCum – More Power, More Performance

Through years of studying, fishing, and testing by engineers rooted in the heart of the ice-belt, a new leader emerges on the forefront of the ice fishing electronics market.  The result is the MarCum line of high-power sonar flashers that were designed from the ground-up, relying on modern principles of sonar and science. MarCum’s approach […]

Fishing Deepwater Crankbaits

January 31, 2009 by  
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Fishing Deepwater Crankbaits

Lindy Tackle Team The Lindy Tackle team has put together some tips to help you target and effectively use crankbaits in deepwater situations. On Deep Mud Flats:   Many of the country’s reservoirs contain large mud flats. Walleyes will inhabit these flats, especially when insect hatches are coming off the mud. When it’s calm, the […]