The Versatile Swimbait

The Versatile Swimbait

While boot-tail swimbaits are not new, the uses for them keep expanding at a rapid pace. Throughout 2019 we noticed these inexpensive plastics finding their way into every presentation. Keys to...

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Size Matters for Crankbaits

Size Matters for Crankbaits

The huge storage lockers on our Nitro ZV21 Pro boats seem to fill up fast with crankbaits. Even more lures travel with us in the back of the truck. For crankbaits, action is always the first...

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Keep The Summer Bite Hot

Keep The Summer Bite Hot

As the seasons transition from spring to summer walleyes change feeding patterns. As walleye anglers, there are several adaptations and varied techniques that can keep the fish coming to the net....

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Transition Walleyes

Transition Walleyes

The Summer peak is exactly that— walleyes will bite anything. Jigs, live bait, crankbaits, spinners, you name it. Every lake has a change that signals the end of the easy days. It could be rising...

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Is Live Bait Dead?

Is Live Bait Dead?

Well, not totally. Hang a minnow or a leech under a bobber and it might outperform scented plastics. For most other presentations, including jigging and slow death, the benefits of today’s...

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Structured Success!

Structured Success!

By: Gary Parsons and Keith Kavajecz Do you believe everything your buddies tell you? Talk about a loaded question! The answer is probably, “It depends!” As summer starts to wind down, they might...

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Snap Up More Fish With New Data

Snap Up More Fish With New Data

Rumor has it the bite is on fire! You head out to the lake and start cruising around at a steady 20mph while watching the screen of your Lowrance HDS with great anticipation. You know that any...

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The One-Two Punch for August Walleyes

The One-Two Punch for August Walleyes

Walleyes in August aren’t always eager to bite, but if you hit them with a one-two punch, chances are you will find success! During this time of year on many bodies of water, the walleyes are...

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Take Control of Walleyes

Take Control of Walleyes

Take Control of Walleyes By Gary Parsons and Keith Kavajecz While current and wind can make for a great bite, they can also be a nightmare for trying to position the boat. Being in complete control...

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Icing Prime Time Walleyes

Icing Prime Time Walleyes

Icing Prime Time Walleyes By Gary Parsons and Keith Kavajecz Not long after you put your hunting gear away for the year, the lakes begin to glaze over with the first layer of ice. If you stop down...

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Dominating the Dog Days Bite

Dominating the Dog Days Bite

By Gary Parsons and Keith Kavajecz   It’s hot and the bite’s not. Are you sure about that? Many people think that walleyes become hard to catch in July and August. This isn't true. The walleye...

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The Right Place at the Right Time

The Right Place at the Right Time

The Right Place at the Right Time By Gary Parsons and Keith Kavajecz They say that the “early bird catches the worm”. That statement is true, but it is only part of the story. You see, in order to...

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Ice Jigging – You’re The QB

Ice Jigging – You’re The QB

Ice Jigging – You’re The QB Ready, Set, Bite! What do ice fishing for walleyes and football have common? A lot! Think of yourself as a quarterback. The first thing the QB needs to be able to do...

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Paddle Your Way to Better Boat Control

Paddle Your Way to Better Boat Control

Paddle Your Way to Better Boat Control  by Gary Parsons and Keith Kavajecz Ask a group of walleye anglers what the most important aspect of catching walleyes is and you will no doubt get a variety...

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Prepping the Trolling Tools

Prepping the Trolling Tools

Prepping the Trolling Tools   by Gary Parsons and Keith Kavajecz It’s barely ice-out (or at least close to it in the colder regions) – not typically the time of year a walleye angler starts thinking...

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Double Your Ice Fishing Success!

Double Your Ice Fishing Success!

Double Your Ice Fishing Success! By Gary Parsons and Keith Kavajecz   We do realize it’s pretty bold to state that we have found a system that will help you double your fish catches when ice...

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Early Ice Walleyes – Cautious Aggression

Early Ice Walleyes – Cautious Aggression

Early Ice Walleyes – Cautious Aggression  By Gary Parsons and Keith Kavajecz As we write this its mid-November and although the weather is unseasonably cold, predicting what ice conditions are going...

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A Walleye Fishing Gift-List

A Walleye Fishing Gift-List

A Walleye Fishing Gift-List  by Gary Parsons and Keith Kavajecz Christmas is such a wonderful time of year. It’s the season for giving, for joy and for being with family and friends. Of course, it’s...

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Spin on Summer Walleyes

Spin on Summer Walleyes

The heat and sun can play funny games with an angler’s attitude this time of year. Especially on “those days”; when it’s hot and muggy and there’s barely any breeze to shoo the bugs away. No doubt,...

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