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Loading Up Walleyes
Loading Up Walleyes
by Jason Mitchell
Like many anglers, I learned how to live bait rig for walleyes with the bail open and my trigger finger on the line. At the first indication of a bite, the though process was to let line peel off the spool giving fish line so that they could swallow the bait. Anglers insisted that the less a walleye feels your presence, the better. There are situations where giving to the fish whether it be by feeding line or pointing the rod tip back when either running live bait rigs or spinner rigs can be the ticket. Especially earlier in the season, the drill often seems to be creeping the rig alo...
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Give Rivers a Try for Great Smallie Fishing
In Wisconsin we are blessed with hundreds of wonderful rivers and streams loaded with my favorite, smallmouth bass. I've spent all or part of hundreds of days wading smaller rivers across southern Wisconsin, as well as hitting a variety rivers around the state also by foot or in one of my Wilderness Systems kayaks. Along with the joy of communing with nature, it is so nice to not have to fight those crowded launches, especially on weekends between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Where I'm chasing smallies it's rare to see more than a few other anglers and most of the time I see no one else. ... read more
Enjoy Your Fishing More This Summer
Lots of anglers refer to this time of year as the "Dog-Days of Summer". The phrase "Dog-Days" came from ancient Rome and had to do with the stars and the belief that Sirius, The Dog Star, caused summer to be a bad time of year. Regardless of what they thought in ancient Rome, summer is not a bad time to go fishing. While catching fish in the summer can be challenging, the fact is that there are still lots of fish to catch. Their metabolism is high due to warmer water, so they eat more. If we put a bait in front of them at the right time and in the right manner, they're going to eat that b... read more
Green Bay World Class Walleye Action
Neal Soyka lives to fish and it doesn’t hurt that he knows how to as well. The man is as friendly as they come and after spending a day with him fishing for whitefish this past winter we were friends. Neal had a hot tip for me and once again, the boys and I traveled to Dykesville, WI for some Green Bay walleye fishing action. The Bay has a storied past of feast and famine surrounded by pollution, perch, whitefish, muskies and of course now walleyes. The walleyes in Green Bay are some of the biggest you will find in the state. The other wonderful thing about that is the consistency of ... read more
Is 'Parrot' best all around lure color?
There are several critical factors in lure selection necessary to get a fish to bite the hook. These factors can be grouped under the general headings of presentation, bait profile and lure color. Presentation is the most complex. Topwater or subsurface? Trolling or casting? Steady or erratic retrieve? Casting with the current or against it? Choose the right option in each of these categories-and a couple more-and you're well on the way to getting your string stretched. Once an angler decides where and how they want to fish the best bait profile must be selected to most effectively ach... read more

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