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BULL GILLS REPORT

I was looking at a forum, when I ran across this small article about BLUE GILL fishing! I don’t like copy and paste, but I saw this report, and just  had to pass this on….. Here it is, word for word: It’s really good to hear a story about releasing those bull ‘gills. It is the future of having a shot at a 10″ ‘gill or more lakes filled w stunted ‘gills. I’ve got a buddy who used to captain a charter on LM that now fishes […]

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WHY DIPSY DIVERS

If you have avoided fishing with dipsy divers, then you are missing out on a lot of good fishing. The dipsy diver enables you to get your lures into the strike zone, by allowing you to go deep and it works as a side planer enabling you to run lures off to the sides of the boat, thus locating fish that have spooked away because of the boat shadow and motor noise. My choice of all methods possible is using Planer boards….That’s a subject of it’s own […]

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Need New Tires On Your Boat Trailer?

A fishing buddy of mine once asked me about my trailer tires. He said mine never seems to be worn out. They seem to either dry rot or just one day come apart on the high way….. The #1 cause tire pressure and not when your using the trailer . It more likely in the winter when temps drop low tires shrink when they are under inflated . Don’t worry cant get any bigger when they are over inflated just have to adjust pressure before you hit […]

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Great Lakes Jumbo Perch

Lake Michigan has a heavy population of ever popular yellow jumbo perch. I fished off the Montrose harbor break wall when I was 16 years old, with trot lines. A fishing pal and I never failed to fill our buckets. One time when trolling for salmon off the 95th street boat launch in Chicago, I noticed a one hundred foot cloud (school) of perch on my locator. Curious, I dropped a line with a bare hook just to see what would happen. Bingo! The three of us […]

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Great Lakes Smallmouth Bass

On the Great Lakes, smallmouth and largemouth bass  move shallow in the spring to spawn and are easily located and enticed into biting before they go on the beds. After spawning, bass typically move out to deeper water, though there are almost always some bass, especially large mouths, in shallow water, usually associated with cover such as weed beds, fallen timber or boat docks. Perhaps America’s top game fish, bass are known for their spirited fight making them one of the most enjoyable catches for anyone. They […]

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Possible World Record Musky

The Minnesota DNR announced that earlier this year they landed the largest musky they’ve ever seen. It happened while biologists were electrofishing for walleye. “We were not looking for musky,” said aquaculture biologist Keith Wiggins-Kegg. “That wasn’t our objective.” Biologists could not resist getting a closer look at the stunned musky, so they brought the fish aboard to take some measurements. It taped out at 61.5 inches, which is 5 inches longer than the state record and 1 inch longer than the world record. They didn’t have […]

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Skamania Steelhead Trout,

Their overwhelming size and unmatched fighting power draw Great Lakes Fisherman from near and far to sample the incredible action! What’s faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound? Is it a “SUPER FISH”? No, it’s a Skamania Steelhead Trout, at least if you believe the press it has gotten over the years. Much of what has been published about this “Super Fish”, has been penned by writers who pulled into town, fished a day […]

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10 FACTS ABOUT OYSTERS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW

Get ready to be a connoisseur, because after you read these oyster facts, you’ll be able to impress your savviest friends and family with your oyster information. You might even change the way you eat oysters and enjoy flavors you never knew were there. Oysters change their gender. One of the most interesting oyster facts is that oysters change their sex during their lives, starting as males and usually ending as females. The shape of oysters varies and depends mainly on how many crowd about them in […]

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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 bites. Unlike humans, bass have two sensors for detecting acoustical disturbances (sound) – the inner ear and lateral line. These two systems work independently of each other to hear and feel particle […]

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