Downrigger Wiring Basics

Downrigger Wiring Basics
Over the years I have seen just about everything when it comes to the way someone wires up a boat.  From huge spaghetti messes to residential wire nuts holding wires together.  Let’s just say there are a few boats that I am surprised haven’t had an electrical fire yet. The key with any gear on... Read more »

A Company for the Angler, Big Jon Sports

A Company for the Angler, Big Jon Sports
Most anglers and boaters are often bombarded with the latest and greatest in technology to improve the way we fish and target the species we fish for.  This can be quite overwhelming and can often lead to confusion of what is best for the way we fish. Every type of fishing has its own specialized... Read more »

Big Water + Big Jon = Success

Big Water + Big Jon = Success
Have you ever wanted to venture out onto Lake Michigan or other Big water in search of some great fishing?  It can be very intimidating and this can often keep people from trying something new. The big water can be dangerous and should always be respected.  Once you are able to learn how to properly... Read more »
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Zippo Outdoor - Masters Walleye Circuit

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A little bit more about a great team and two great friends. Enjoy!

2014 MWC Tournament Pros Doug Yohe and Charlie Brant Sign with Zippo® Outdoor

2014 MWC Tournament Pros Doug Yohe and Charlie Brant Sign with Zippo® Outdoor
I have been working with Zippo outdoor to get the word out about the great things that they and their representation are doing.  Today they sent me some interesting information about one of their teams that have a special place in their hearts (and stomachs). Doug Yohe and Charlie Brant are two unique individuals that... Read more »

Cabela's Caters to The Ladies, April 5th

Cabela's Caters to The Ladies, April 5th
We all know Cabela’s to be the “go-to” store for all  of your outdoor needs, but were you also aware of all the programs that they provide? The Hoffman Estates store always has events taking place for just about any interest that you can think of.  If it involves the outdoors then you are sure... Read more »
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Vexilar Sonarphone takes Smart Phones to a new level

Vexilar Sonarphone takes Smart Phones to a new level
Just when you thought your smartphone did everything, now it can do more!  Vexilar is always working on technologies to improve a fisherman’s time on the water and now they have kicked up a notch to allow any angler the ability to have “High-End” sonar right at their fingertips. I will be putting one of... Read more »

Navionics: Making Fishing Clearer

Navionics: Making Fishing Clearer
The world of sonar/gps combos has changed leaps and bounds over the last few years and along with this has been the need for updated lake contour and navigation maps.  There are a few companies out there that offer such maps, but the one that has a place in my card slot is Navionics. I... Read more »

Grayden Outdoors Re-Brands Popular Trolling Divers

Grayden Outdoors Re-Brands Popular Trolling Divers
Over the past two seasons I have switched all my divers up to the Lurk trolling divers, or what used to be known as the Walker divers.  These have dramatically increased my ability to get down to the fish and to put more fish in the boat. The only issue that I have is when... Read more »
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Clam Pro Tackle Proven with Tournament Win

Clam Pro Tackle Proven with Tournament Win
Clam Pro tackle has taken the industry by storm.  I know that I have a box loaded with the new tackle and it has proved to be a great addition to my offerings. These new jigs and spoons have put more fish on the ice for me this year than others have in years past. ... Read more »