Competition! That feeling of purpose and the need to sharpen your skills and improve your focus. Thats why we fish tournaments. Why do you? Why should you fish tournaments? For some it's hanging with the guys and talking strategy. For others it's a way of making a living. Maybe you enjoy the tension before the takeoff or walking up to collect a check? Whatever motivates you, there is no better feeling then tournament fishing.
Yes size does matter! No matter what they tell you and no matter how bad your feelings get hurt size is the only thing that matters...in early spring! Some of you can breath easy, we are talking about the size of crank baits in early spring and the progression of crank bait size through the year. Match the hatch and mimic the forage rings out as solid advice. Well...spring time crank baits and size make all the difference between catching and fishing. This weeks podcast we discuss early spring size choices and how to make that pay off in boxes full of fish.
It's early spring and the Walleye are roaming the open basin of your local lake/reservoir. You see marks on your graph and the fish are close to the bottom or belly to the bottom. Using in-line weights or other snap weights is too aggressive for early spring and you need a weight system to deliver your crank bait to the bottom. Leadcore is a versitile easy way to troll for those early spring Walleye. Once you start to master using leadcore, you can use leadcore to deliver crawler harnesses over submerged trees and brush or use leadcore to follow the rolling contours of a shore line. This weeks podcast covers getting you started using leadcore and some of the applications for trolling leadcore.
This weeks podcast begins the conversation surrounding sent. How big a factor is scent when targeting particular species of fish? Are fish attractant products all they are cracked up to be? After you apply sunscreen should you wash your hands before touching your bait? All these questions and much more are discussed in "Something Smells Fishy".
This is a can't miss podcast where we discuss color selection for Walleyes! We debate the importance of color and if color choice is dictated by regions. Midwest Walleyes have different preferences than western Walleyes. Midwest water is different than western water and is that a difference maker? Is the mighty Mississippi River the boundry between using gold or silver and do our Canadian fishing friends to the north have different go to colors? A very interesting conversation and a must listen before this years tournament circut or before you start restocking for open water.
In part 2 we cover more of where to find ice fish and what to do once you get that hole drilled. We talk gear and tactics and have a few funny stories thrown in there! A can't miss episode on a frosty winter day.
Happy New Year! We start the new year off right with a great show on getting out on that hard water. It's that time of year when nearly everyone that can...is getting out on the ice. It's time to dial in on how to get set up and how to be safe. join us for this weeks All Eyes on ICE Part 1.
We all have them. Some of us are better at telling them. The BIG ONE. The one that got away. The one that stripped line off and just before you could net it...the fish is gone. That one time when you needed one more fish in the box to win the tournament and your planer board goes back and it ends up being a carp. The submarine Largemouth Bass on her spawning bed and when she finally hits she wraps you in a dock. In this weeks comical podcast we recall great fish stories and we don't hold back on giving each other a hard time.
Sticking with our 101 series we are talking Jigs! We cover our favorite styles, colors and sizes. We discuss every aspect and throw in some talk about bait vs. plastics. Jigs are considered the most versitile fishing presentation and the simplest. Join us and lets talk Jigs!
As we head into the ice fishing months it's time to restock and retool for the upcoming openwater season. Break out those Christmas wish lists and lets hope most of you have been NICE this year because this is the first episode of our Equipment 101 series! Over the next few months we are going to discuss the equipment we like to use and how to make sense of those rows and rows of gear at your favorite store. We will invite guests to add input for different species and we will break down affordable ways to restock and upgrade your arsenal! Join us for EQUIPMENT 101...CRANKBAITS and lets FISH YOUR NEXT LEVEL.