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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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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 it really that hard to catch? A new breed of musky angler the musky hunter, has evolved. These fishermen seek muskies, and little else, and are effectively narrowing their time between musky […]

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The Almighty Brown Trout

Door County, a fantastic place to net a trophy sized Brown Trout!   Truly a magnificent species of Fresh water trout…. the golden brown fish can easily be distinguished from other trout by its large prominent black and red spots with pale bluish halos. It’s the only trout with red and black spotting. The long lower jaw of large males often develops a wicked hook. Browns have been known to weigh 40 pounds or more and reach seven to 12 years. Browns feed on both aquatic and […]

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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 boat fitted out with dependable rod holders. Do not go with the cheap types that basically use Velcro to hold them in place. These can lead to a loss of rod and […]

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Trolling

This article is meant to be both humorous and educational depending on the reader! In some cases it might even clear up the thinking that some have about “TROLLING!” Trolling is the practice of dragging a lure through water to attract your target fish….. What would fishing on our great oceans & freshwater fishing be without trolling? Most people know what trolling is when used in terms of fishing, even  people that don’t  even fish! Over the years when  I just mentioned I was going trolling, I got […]

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Early Brown Trout

  Here’s a twelve pound Brown I caught long lining with a planer board.  It was early Spring at one of  Illinois/Indiana Lake Michigans warm water discharges at the southern end.  Notice the small spinner and the (glow in the dark) bead above the body…..This is a deadly lure/flasher combination I often use to nail  Brown’s, Coho’s and Steal head in early Spring…..Long lining with flat lines and planer boards are the key after ice out.  Find the warmest water, often in four to eight feet.   […]

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