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Tip of the Week

December 18, 2014

When fishing braided or superline for walleye and sauger make sure it is not larger than six pound diameter.  It is a fact you will catch more fish with a fine diameter line than a thicker on. Six pound test thickness is perfect. If you are a strictly vertical angler you can get away with even lighter four pound test.

When you are the captain or operator of the boat and the one maintaining speed and water depth for fishing it is extremely important to know the bow depth AND the stern depth.

November 25, 2014

As it is the ice fishing season, my tip today is for keeping your ice auger running smoothly.

I recommend always using a fuel system stabilizer in your gas can, and in your two cycle ice auger.  A product such as Sta-Bil helps keep the two cycle engine running smoothly.

Thats’ the first tip.  The second tip is to buy full synthetic oil for the oil to gas ratio mix for your two cycle ice auger.  Both of these tips cost very little money extra but the performance is greatly improved.

November 5, 2014

Here are the three main jigging techniques you should know:

1.  A fast aggressive snap and unassisted fall cadence.

2.  A slow lift or jig up with an assisted drop cadence – where you walk or drop the jig back down slowly.

3.  A non jigging technique where the bottom is steadily dragged.

They are all great choices to catch fish. one is not always better than the others.

Charlie “Turk” Gierke

My best tip – Trust Jesus – He is the way!

 

October 17, 2014

This time of year the overcast comes and goes, there is some sun , then clouds.  This changing sky cover reminds me of early spring fishing in March when the overcast gives way to sun and then is gone again to clouds.

The reason I bring up March fishing is, in March, I angle with soft plastics baits – mainly ringworms. Here the color when fishing plastics matters greatly in catching walleye and sauger.  Color choice is a factor of mainly sky cover and water clarity. When the sky cover changes often due to topsy turvy weather patterns your lure colors need to change too.

 

Plastics are very effective bait on bass, no news there, but when the water is cold a slow falling and settling prior to retrieve retrieve is a sure fire way to fool a fish.  Bass are very slow growing please release.   White bass are a better eating fish than smallies.

Plastics are very effective bait on bass, no news there, but when the water is cold a slow falling and settling prior to retrieve  presentation is a sure fire way to fool a fish. Bass are very slow growing please release. White bass are a better eating fish than smallies.

Find the right water and you will now have a chance to find the right fish. This lunker hit a fathead minnow.

Tributaries hold nice walleye in post spawn stage. This lunker hit a fathead minnow.  Pool Four Mississippi River

Chad hoists his Croix walleye.  Chad and his father dave hammered on the eyes.  We feed these short strikers line and fooled them on this day.

Chad hoists his Croix catch and release walleye. Chad and his father Dave hammered on the eyes. We feed these short strikers line and fooled them on this day.

Jay Leary with a trophy smallmouth bass                 Jason Hankes with a trophy walleye

Jay Leary and St. Croix River smallmouth bass Jason Hankes and St. Croix River walleye

 

October 1, 2014

Lindy rigging or “rigging”, to me is mainly a crawler technique and a leech technique.  I will also “rig” with fathead minnows.  Now normally fathead minnows become swallowed whole when a predator wants to eat them.  Currently we are getting many pick ups and drops.  My tip is when rigging fatheads that you feed some line to the biting fishing.

September 12, 

Milton Skoog had a shack for a cabin up on Burntside Lake, in the Ely, Minnesota area.  It was a piece of heaven nestled in mature forests of white pine, birch, and poplar with boulder rock and lichen everywhere, bears, eagles… yep, it was postcard material for a up north setting if there ever was one.  I do digress here, but that place was the best…Milton who was my friend Erik’s father, always said when asked about fishing:

” fishes favorite food is fish.”

Find the bait find the fish. Baitfish are seen as balls or clouds up off the bottom on your sonar.

September 5th,

As the water cools artificial lures become far more attractive to all game fish. Crankbaits, blade baits, jigs and plastics, jigging lures – such as jigging raps.  These lures are great especially when you are confident walleye are near.  I would like to stress that I will switch to these lures after I have established catches.

The exception is crankbaits this is go to for sure in the fall.  Of course you can also very successfully use minnows.  I also remember a few years ago in mid October crawlers were catching fish.  This was though based on water temperature.   My point is you have far more options and in the fall when the water cools artificial lures become a strong option.

August 23, 2014

Look for minnows breaking on the surface and other fish activity on top of the basin on the river.  this time of year the white bass will push the shad to the surface to enable better predation on the minnows.  Here cast spinners, grubs, crankbaits to these fish for good action.  I  have not witnessed the massive schools as in the past, but I am seeing some schools.