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April 2020

  • Simple Spring Walleyes!

    Simple Spring Walleyes!
    by MIKE FRISCH

    There are lots of things to love about early season walleye fishing! For one, spring walleye angling often signals the return of open water fishing for another year. And, walleyes in the spring are often aggressive biters and easily accessible in fairly shallow water. Another thing that I rea...

November 2016

  • Tips for more winter fishing success!

    Tips for more winter fishing success!
    by MIKE FRISCH

    Ice fishing season will soon be here, meaning thousands of eager anglers across the northern states will soon be venturing out searching for their favorite fish species. Regardless the species sought, the following tips can probably help anglers in their winter fishing this year. Stay Mobile Ma...

September 2016

  • Fall Walleye Tips

    Fall Walleye Tips
    by MIKE FRISCH

    The fall months have reputations for being some of the best months of the entire year for fishing as most fish species, walleyes included, are actively feeding during this time. However, simply hitting the water and wetting a line does not guarantee success. In fact, because fall walleyes can be s...

June 2016

  • Big summer bass on the flats!

    Big summer bass on the flats!
    by MIKE FRISCH

    Lots of Midwestern bass anglers, this one included, like to fish the deep or outside edge of the weed line utilizing spinning gear and jig-worm style baits. Jig-worming the deep weed line is, in fact, a favorite technique of lots of fishing guides who prefer this fishing method for its simplicity a...

May 2016

  • Early Season Bassin’

    Early Season Bassin’
    by MIKE FRISCH

    Spring largemouth bass fishing is usually a shallow water affair as these fish are often in, and around, shallow water cover at this time. Pencil reed patches, boat docks, fallen trees, and any other shallow cover will often harbor largemouth bass as they go through their spawning ritual, and also ...

April 2016

  • Crappie time!

    Crappie time!
    by MIKE FRISCH

    Many Midwestern lakes are ice free, and for the anxious open-water angler that means its crappie time! These scrappy panfish take center stage for many anglers now because, as panfish, they are legal for the taking, while gamefish like walleyes and northern pike are still protected by some state's ...

January 2016

  • The Winter Perch Search!

    The Winter Perch Search!
    by MIKE FRISCH

    One of my favorite winter fish species to chase is yellow perch. These fish grow big and feisty in some waters and are very tasty table fare too. Here is a look at some tips to put jumbos on the ice and in the frying pan this winter. The first step in finding winter perch is choosing the rig...

December 2013

  • Quick trip walleye!

    Quick trip walleye!
    by MIKE FRISCH

    Across the ice belt there is no better time to put walleye on the ice - and eventually in the fry pan - than right now. Lots of us who love to fish live within easy driving distance of a body of water that probably has walleye swimming in it and, a quick end- of-the-day ice fishing trip can probabl...

September 2013

  • Not Too Late!

    Not Too Late!
    by MIKE FRISCH

    The start of another school year means the end of summer for many folks. While that is a bit regrettable, fall means hunting, Halloween, and lots of other fun activities. Even though this is a time of year when lots of folks are winding up the fishing season, it is still a great opportunity to get...

August 2013

  • Big Boat, Big Control!

    Big Boat, Big Control!
    by MIKE FRISCH

    As a multi-species fishing guide, I have found that having a big boat is advantageous. While a big fishing boat isn't desired, or needed for that matter, by every angler, serious anglers who consistently fish big waters and, or chase a variety of fish species are often more successful fishing from ...

July 2013

  • Crank a Flat, Catch a Walleye!

    Crank a Flat, Catch a Walleye!
    by MIKE FRISCH

    Finding and catching summer walleye can be a challenge. Though walleye are typically feeding during summer, lakes are often full of "walleye food" at this time, meaning our baits have lots of competition when it comes to getting eaten by a fish. For that reason, I often prefer to troll a crankb...

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