Category Archives: tactics

Planer board trolling

….. The public enemy of Salmon, Trout and even Walleye! Just after ice out in late Winter, when the waters of southern Lake Michigan warm up, thousands of Salmon fisherman swarm to the ports of Indiana and Illinois to troll the shore lines for wild Coho and fighting steelhead. The use of planer boards of…

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Do Louder Lures Catch More Largemouth Bass?

Largemouth bass are opportunistic feeders. Preferring to lie in wait under a canopy of cover for the next meal to swim by, these fish possess heightened senses that are fine-tuned for efficiency. Bass living in thick vegetation rely on their inner ear and lateral to detect prey. crank up the decibel level to entice more…

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The Fantastic Door County

Door County Peninsula in northeastern Wisconsin Some day when the fisher of men calls your number, consider yourself  fortunate if you’re granted your last wish to fish just one more time.  And if and when the opportunity presents itself, you just might want to make that last cast in the waters off the Door County…

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ICE-OUT BASS IN NORTHERN RIVERS

Most northern river systems feature both large mouth and small mouth bass, and the Upper Mississippi is no exception. The ice out period offers great opportunities for both, but each species acts a little differently when spring finally rolls around. In addition to warming water, the ice out period brings with it increased water levels,…

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Catching Coho Salmon

Casting For Salmon (Coho)  If coho are tucked tight to shore, then the best approach is casting from the bank. Be sure to cast beyond the fish and reel just fast enough to get the plug within a few inches of the bottom, without getting hung in the rocks. My favorite all-around plug for casting…

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Spring Coho (The Wild One)

Just after the ice is out in late Winter, and the waters of southern Lake Michigan warm up,  thousands of  Salmon fisherman swarm to the ports of Indiana to troll the shore lines for the “Wild One!, ”  too experience  more fun, excitement and confusion than a power outage at a three ring surface!  Fishing rods…

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MUSKY HUNTERS! Cast For Show, Troll For Dough…..

  This is the ticket! In the north country where it is found, the musky is a legend. When fishing conditions are not conducive to success, the musky can seem to be even more than its billing of “The Fish of 10,000 Casts.” But when conditions are right, big muskies seem to be everywhere. Is…

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Spring Salmon & Trout

Trout and Salmon boat-fishing season along the southern shoreline of Lake Michigan usually begins with the departure of ice around mid-February to April. Between March and mid-May, most of the fishing activity occurs within a two-mile band along the shoreline with coho salmon contributing close to 90% of the catch. Most coho salmon stocked in…

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Trolling For Walleye

Trolling For Walleye: 6 Useful Tips: Trolling is a key technique for finding the fish. In fact, It’s always recommended that walleye fishermen start off trolling, especially if they are fishing unfamiliar areas. Here are (6) tips for getting the most success on each trolling run: Rod Holders – It is important to have your…

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