Every year when goose season starts, I hear people talking about strategies that will help them defeat the wiles of the Canada goose. After years of trying to solve this problem, I have come to the conclusion that there are tactics that will put the odds in your favor. However, geese are geese and there are no guarantees.
One subject that always comes up in the early stages of the goose season has to do with the number of decoys that should be used. Many believe that during the first part of the season, it is best to put out a limited spread.
The theory here is logical. The geese are typ...+ read more
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As the dog days of summer persist and I continue to fish deep for thermocline pike or structure walleye, a look in the near future reminds me of what is to come for angling opportunities in the great city of Milwaukee. As the water temperature cools and the calendar reads later months in the year the trout and salmon will migrate near shore and eventually make their push into major tributaries in the Greater Milwaukee area to undergo their spawning stage.
Growing up I became familiar with spoons and crank-baits to chase after these species; however, Vibrations Tackle Echotails have become... read more
When I was a kid all trolling motors were made from wood. They were about six feet long and came in pairs. We called them "oars".
By the early 1970's electric trolling motors and rudimentary electric "fish finders" were gaining acceptance as important tools for serious anglers. Today trolling motors and fish finders can actually 'talk' to each other using GPS information downloaded from satellites, allowing hands-free travel along precise depth contours while a fisher works happily along the shoreline.
As we fish into the 21st century there are a number of amazing "fish finders" on the... read more
For many people, Labor Day marks the end of summer or the beginning of fall depending on how you look at it. For some anglers, Labor Day marks the end of the fishing season: For other anglers Labor Day is the beginning of the best time of the year to be fishing. I like to fish during all the seasons, but autumn is perhaps my favorite, for several reasons.
First Reason fall is perhaps my favorite: It's just a really nice time to be outside. The scenery with all the colorful trees and such make the fall season special. Fewer people are on the water, so you're sharing the best spots with f... read more
Hard & Soft Fishing, makers of Uncle Josh Pork Baits, have hit a homerun! Their Pork Crawlers have been doing damage on hungry walleyes since they first hit the market. These versatile baits can be fished many ways, but during the late summer months, it's hard to overlook their ability to catch fish when incorporated with spinner harnesses. Before discussing how to rig harnesses, let's briefly discuss walleye feeding behavior and common locations fish relate to during the hot dog days that lay ahead.
As the summer continues, increasingly warm water causes fish to have an increased ... read more
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