Mid-summer into fall… a crankbait can do it all

Casting or trolling, my favorite lure is a crankbait… A flip of the lid of any of my tackle totes will prove that; they’re almost all filled with Rapalas of all shapes and sizes, each model with a specific action of its own. I use them often, late summer through...

WALLEYES and WORMS

Whether imitation or real, worms work for catching walleye in open water   They wiggle; they squiggle; they’re soft and smell funny. They’re worms. And all that holds true whether they are modern-day fake baits or the real deal. The best thing about worms? They...

Make life easier on ice… Lessons learned the hard way

While ice fishing is fun, it’s not always easy. Extreme weather conditions can make for less than ideal equipment failure moments, which not only means you’re hampering your catching ability but increasing the possibility of going home with broken gear....

Bottom-bouncing below ice

Smack it and the fish will come For anglers, the term “bottom-bouncing” is typically associated with an open-water tactic of pulling crawler harnesses or live bait very near bottom. But the term can most definitely be used for ice fishing as well, no...