Choosing the right lure color can be such a tricky proposition. Color might not be the #1 factor in determining whether or not you’re going to catch fish, but it certainly can make a difference in some situations. Here’s how top walleye guide Charlie Nelson (Nelson’s Guide & Charter Service) narrows down his color choice [Read more…]
Year after year, exciting new products emerge that allow anglers to find and catch fish faster than ever before… good news for anglers of all walks, as flagship technologies trickle down into reasonably-priced offerings. But perhaps no single technology has made a bigger impact than the introduction of GPS to fishfinders in the 1990s, [Read more…]
No question about it, one of the biggest revolutions in angling over the years has been the advent of GPS and mapping technologies. It’s amazing today what’s available from the new fish finders in terms of cartography. We have high definition maps that are available for a ton of different lakes across the country. [Read more…]
The spinning reel vs. baitcaster debate has raged on for years and years. Some presentations have obvious answers: dropshots require spinning equipment, deep crankbaits require baitcasting gear. Other presentations aren’t nearly as cut-and-dry, coming down to the personal preference of the fisherman. One of the most hotly contested areas of this debate is jerkbait [Read more…]
Most of the top anglers will tell you that “color” is one of the last things they consider when they are choosing a lure — focusing on things like action, speed and depth range instead. While we aren’t arguing against that approach, you can’t ignore color altogether because it can make a big difference in [Read more…]
Side imaging reveals subtle changes in bottom content that attract and hold both baitfish and walleyes during early spring. BONUS: A peek inside Al Lindner’s jig box!
One of the big trends in ice fishing right now is using bigger baits and fishing faster. As a result, lipless crankbaits have exploded in popularity for both walleyes and panfish in recent years. So, what’s the next logical step in this progression? Some would argue it’s the use of billed crankbaits through the ice. [Read more…]
Get stories and tutorials on fishing delivered to your inbox weekly