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Using Stackers with Downrigger Trolling to Increase Catch Rate

Here is a video about a stacker… a device that I use on my boats when trolling with down-riggers or dipsy divers for salmon and lake trout.
The video covers most of it, but here are some key points to review: (see the video first.)

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“Fish-Eye-Views” of Trolling Spoons – Underwater

Well, it’s still snowing here in the Keweenaw and we have over 4 feet of ice on the lakes, but I’m having fun in my basement, testing and researching in order to improve next summers’ fishing on Lake Superior. I’ll be taking a boatload out to Stannard Rock on Memorial weekend and many more charters […]

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Testing, and Teaching How Different Weight Hooks Affect Lure Action

Lately, my line of  work (pun intended and not a bad, “4 letter word” in my line, it’s having fun) in by basement, testing and experimenting with lures and hook weights.  

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Ice Fishing Up-date on Keweenaw Bay for Lake Trout

The last few weeks have gone by lickity split. For those not familiar with the term, “lickity split” just means “very quickly” or “fast.” (So what else is new? Time always goes fast when you’re having fun, right?) On the ice, the fishing has been decent, but I’ve had a skunk-day and a few slow […]

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Ice Fishing for Lake Trout on Lake Superior – Pequaming

I finally got to try out my new Echotail bladebait made by Vibrations Tackle, LLC  on some lake trout! It was a great success, too!   Saturday started off VERY cold (at least for us Yoopers) at 5 below F, so I wasn’t in a hurry to get out on the ice. There are lots […]

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Improve your Terminal Tackle Selection

In preparing for the summer trolling for lake trout on Lake Superior, your tackle needs to be properly prepared. Get the proper sized snaps, bead swivels or bearing swivels to match your lures so that the action isn’t negatively affected. I’ve seen lots of “wrong-sized” and cheap, ineffective terminations over the years and using the […]

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Fishing Show in Novi

Recently, Margie, Bruce and myself traveled to the Detroit area to attend the annual fishing show in the Novi Showplace. As always, it was great… if you like fishing, that is. Margie, Bruce, brother Karl and nephews Dwight and Zack only spent a couple hours there, but I spent the entire day and could have […]

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Re-cap of the Summer

Who is this rough-looking, dejected fisherman? Read on to get the story behind it. Thanks to all of you who have hired me to take you fishing or sightseeing. It’s been a really enjoyable summer for me and you helped to make it so. You are helping me pursue my passion while you have fun […]

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Stannard Rock Trip and Some Local Fishing

We had a great trip to Stannard Rock last week with fairly calm waters and a nice warm day. We set out from Lac La Belle just before 7 am in the dark and fog, but as we approached lake Superior we realized it was only near-shore… the big lake was clear and calm. Less […]

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Latest Trolling Outing on Lake Superior

The boating and fishing season is winding down :-(, but I am still fishing for lake trout, coho and kigs for another month or so. On Monday, we left Lac La Belle in the fog, but Lake Superior was as clear and as pretty as could be as we made our way out near Bear […]

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