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Tasty Yellow Perch

Yellow perch travel in schools, and prefer water temperature of 66 to 70 degrees F., generally preferring relatively shallow waters near shore. They are rarely taken from waters more than 30 feet deep, although in spring and fall they inhabit shallower areas than they do in the heat of the summer. They tend to travel shoreward each morning and evening to feed, while during the spring and fall they appear to feed throughout the day. At night they rest on the bottom and refrain from feeding. Unlike […]

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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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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 all sizes and flat lines are the most productive methods this time of year. Salmon trollers will experience more fun, excitement and confusion than a power outage at a three ring surface! […]

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Ice Fishing is a popular winter activity

Ice Fishing is a popular winter activity in the bays and harbors of Lake Michigan The methods, techniques, tactics and equipment used for catching Brown Trout and Steelhead Ice Fishing. Popular fishing locations in Wisconsin will be discussed. December 5, 2015 Seminar Information, Schedule and Topics: Open at 9:00am – Free Admission 9:30am – Ice Fishing for Brown Trout and Steelhead in the HarborsSpeaker – Kyle Deavers (Big Boy Fishing) will discuss the methods, techniques, tactics and equipment used for catching Brown Trout and Steelhead Ice Fishing. […]

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Trolling

Trolling is a key technique for finding the fish. In fact, I always recommend that people start off trolling, especially in spots they are unfamiliar with. Here are some tips for getting the most success on each trolling run: 1. Use Rod Holders – spend a little extra on these because they are so critical. I recommend rod holders that are permanently attached to a boat…no the cheap “velcro” style holders. Make sure are setup in a pattern that prevents tangling ofo your lines – as you will […]

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