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...

FISH BIG WATERS SMALL

The best way to figure out where to drop a line when ice fishing big lakes is to change your mindset and think of them as small lakes with sonar, GPS and mapping   by Mark Martin February 01, 2018 Massive-Immense- Overwhelming. Ice fishing the bays of the Great...

Swimbaits catch fish all fall long

Cast-Retrieve-Repeat! Except for setting the hook and fighting a fish, that is all there is to fishing with swimbaits…   by Mark Martin October 01, 2017 To tell you the truth, I was skeptical of the fish-catching ability of swimbaits when they first came to...

Jigging Lessons for Motown ‘Eyes

Tips and tricks for catching Detroit River walleyes that you can use anywhere…   by By Mark Martin March 01, 2017 March is a frustrating month for avid walleye anglers; especially as its days wane. While the first half usually has ice safe enough to fish...