Category Archives: Gear

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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National Safe Boating Week

May 19-25 is National Safe Boating Week:  Wear Your Life Jacket: Life jackets save lives, & IL law requires life jackets or life vests (personal flotation devices, PFD’S) be available for each person aboard a boat or other watercraft. State law also requires anyone under age of 13 must wear a life jacket while aboard any watercraft under 26 feet in length at all times the boat is underway, unless below deck in an enclosed cabin or on private property. IL law also requires persons of any age to wear a PFD while operating […]

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Clean Boats…..Clean Waters!

With over 22 million registered recreational boaters and over 10,000 marinas in the United States, simple day-to-day changes in how we operate and maintain our boats will go a long way in protecting our valuable water resources. Take the first step, and learn more about easy things you can do today to be a “Clean Boater!” 9 Boat Cleaning Tips: 1. Stow it, don’t throw it! Keep your trash on board. Never throw cigarette butts, fishing line, or any other garbage into any body of water, fresh or […]

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