July 25th, 2014
By Robert Conley & Robert Fuchs
Long thought of as a finesse technique but often misunderstood, it’s a multi species – go to – super hero. Over the years this simple rig has produced countless fish, often in the trophy range and has established a solid pole position in our arsenal. Tried, tested and succeeded on a multitude of water bodies and a large variety of species, under all kinds of conditions. From shore and boat during fall, winter, spring and throughout summer, it always produces.
July 24th, 2014
By JP Bushey
Apply an ice-jigger’s mentality and put specialized jigs right in the thick of things all summer. Large, deep structures on big water call for vertical fishing with surgical precision.
July 23rd, 2014
By David Graham
All too often I think there is an overemphasis on predatory species by anglers. Admittedly, I reserve personal preference towards predators, however, I believe that an angler’s pursuit should encompass all feeding types to include omnivorous and even herbivorous species. Interestingly enough, many of our nations largest freshwater inhabitants sustain a diet comprised of the tiniest organisms and even plant matter. Herbivorous species in particular offer a truly unique challenge to anglers. Enter, the grass carp.
July 22nd, 2014
By Joseph Alfe
In the Muskie world of late, the battle cry has been “Go big or go home,” and for sure, supersizing your baits (and the tackle needed to handle them) has, in my opinion, accounted for the deluge of supersized fish being caught in recent years. But like any tactic, it is not a one size fits all panacea. There are times and places where bigger isn’t better. There are times when downsizing can produce fish when nothing else can, even big fish too.
July 21st, 2014
By Cory Allen
If there’s something that unnerves me more than guys that follows reports and hot tips to their next fishing destination, I have yet to find it. It’s not so much that I fault people for wanting to pursue muskies successfully, sometimes in some of the only days a year they get to, it’s more the psychology behind it. Treading the steps of others not only degrades the angling experience as a whole, but will most undoubtedly result in a very lackluster triptych at the end of the journey.