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Walleye Prep Work


In a normal year I would be panicking that my new boat hasn’t arrived and in a mad rush to get it all rigged, instead I’m fishing over nearly two feet of ice. For those that don’t ice fish or need a little break from the weather, March is a perfect time to make sure you have yourself and gear ready when the weather breaks. For me this is an extremely important process, since many of these tasks can take enough time that you don’t want to undertake them all at once or when the fish are biting.

Checking planer board release pads - Pads can get worn or cut up and can do serious More...


Anglers' Cures for Cabin Fever

With cold weather and slushy to completely frozen conditions in much of the country, many anglers are sitting home, watching playoffs and waiting for the warmer weather of Spring. There are many activities the home-bound angler can do to prevent the winter doldrums. Below is a to-do list for the angler to prepare for the upcoming fishing season.

Take Inventory - Now is the time to clean out the tackle box or vest and find out what you need for the upcoming year. It is much better to find out that you are out of your pet lure now than when the bite is on. Many times anglers find that it is best to stock up on productive lures at the best prices. It is also a good time to trim the used line and leaders from the eyes of used flies, hooks and lures. By purchasing a few extras of your favorite lures or rigs now, you won’t run out when the bite is on.

Learn to tie flies - Many fly fishers think that tying is too complicated, or that because they have large fingers that it’s nearly impossible More...