RIVER RAT's Articles

August 2002


Fishing Line Confusion
by RIVER RAT
The other day I was at my local Wal-Mart stores sporting goods department and a gentleman was standing by the fishing line rack and he had this confused look on his face. He looked my way and read the logo on my hat and said, are you a guide? I said yes. Would you mind me asking you what line you use. I said to him, sure but before you buy any line, there are some questions I'd like to ask you. I ... more

May 2002


Deep Cycle Batteries
by RIVER RAT
Every fisherman has from one to four deep cycle batteries in their boat. Some fisherman remove them from their boat at the end of the fishing season, some leave them in the boat. Some trickle charge them all winter, some charge them once in a while. Is there a right way or a wrong way to maintain your deep cycle battery ? I hope to answer this question, and give you some information that you wil... more

March 2002


Where To Find And Catch Spring Time Walleyes
by RIVER RAT
It's Friday, you just got finished with another week of hard work As your driving home, thoughts of walleye fishing come into your mind. Your wondering if the ice is off the river? Is the landing open so you can get your boat in? and how far can you go once you get your boat in.? You just have to know don't you? So you make a little detour and head for the river to answer your questions. As you d... more

November 2001


Winterizing Your Inboard Boat
by RIVER RAT
Well, the time has come to put your inboard boat away for this year. There are some things that need to be done at this time of the year to prepare your boat for storage for the winter months. I will try to guide you along the way, with a series of steps, and if you follow them, you should have no problems getting it ready for storage. The first thing you need to do is to fill the gas tank, and ad... more
Winterizing Your Rig
by RIVER RAT
For many of you the fishing and boating season has come to a close. Many of us are waiting for that" Indian Summer" weather, for a few warm days on the water before we finally decide to put the rig away. When you make that final decision, there are some things that you need to do so you can avoid problems in the spring. If you follow this general guideline, I think you'll be on your way to good s... more

October 2001


Fall movements Of Walleyes
by RIVER RAT
For most of you fisherman the season has come to a close. From May thru Labor Day the majority of you find that this is your normal fishing season. At this time your thoughts turn to hunting or catching up on other projects you were able to postpone in order to go fishing. Well I can tell you this. You are missing out on some of the best fishing the year has to offer. That's right. The FALL TRAN... more

September 2001


Fall movements Of Walleyes
by RIVER RAT
For most of you fisherman the season has come to a close. From May thru Labor Day the majority of you find that this is your normal fishing season. At this time your thoughts turn to hunting or catching up on other projects you were able to postpone in order to go fishing. Well I can tell you this. You are missing out on some of the best fishing the year has to offer. That's right. The FALL TRAN... more
Night Bite For Walleyes
by RIVER RAT
In any lake or river system the type of structure preferred by walleyes most often is a flat. On flats there are no deep pockets, no sharp breaks, just flat bottom areas. On these flats there could be stumps, rock, weeds, timber that will attract baitfish to the area. Spend the time to learn what the flats have on them. The flats will hold active walleyes the majority of the time in a given body... more

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