Topwater lures move slowly across the surface, kicking up a ruckus that attracts and infuriates a musky. They allow big fish plenty of time to zero in on, follow and eventually strike the bait.
Once early-summer water temperatures in the shallows reach about 70 F, big pike seem to disappear. In effect, they head to deeper, cooler water, suspending above or inside summer thermoclines, lying across basins, or shifting toward areas where cool-water springs enter a lake. Warmer temperatures just plain stress them out, and fish exceeding 10 pounds [Read more…]
The speed, flash, vibration and action of spinner rigs triggers summer walleye strikes in warm water. Match your sinker system to fish depth and position for best results.
Casting or vertically jigging 4-inch softbait minnow imitations on spinning gear is the hot tactic for king salmon, especially near Great Lakes harbors and breakwalls.
Punchin’ is a no-holds-barred method for extracting big largemouth bass from down within heavy weedgrowth. Long rods, heavy superfine and specialized hooks and sinkers pack a powerful punch!
Match your lure style to bass depth, position and aggressiveness in and around weeds. The right lures minimize snags while maximizing fish response.
“I been in the right place…but it must have been the wrong time.”—Dr. John Dr. John must have spent a fair amount of time in the boat, because his lyrics apply remarkably well to summer walleye fishing. In summer, being “there” when the bite occurs is huge. It’s not simply a case of, [Read more…]
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