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  • SBF Tips: When To Troll vs. When To Jig
    August 2, 2022

    Tip & Techniques: When To Troll vs. When To Jig

    Whether fishing for walleyes — of any other species, including salmon — the presentation is either horizontal or vertical. Horizontal includes casting and trolling. Vertical basically applies to jigging when only artificial baits are used.
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  • SBF Tips: Shallow Water Casting Techniques
    May 3, 2022

    SBF Tips: Shallow Water Casting Techniques

    These are my time-proven tips to dramatically increase your catch rate when casting a Sonic BaitFish in shallow water from the shoreline, in a boat or to fish near surface in deep water. Once the angler becomes proficient with this technique, no other technique will be so consistently effective, especially in calm, clean water for a great variety of fresh and saltwater species.
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  • Pro Tips: When to Add a Spinner Blade to the Sonic BaitFish
    March 1, 2022

    Sonic BaitFish: When to Add a Spinner Blade to the SBF

    Horizontal is when casting or trolling. This is primarily a swimming and darting action. In order to increase its flash and vibration, I routinely add a spinner blade to the split ring on its tail with the line attached to the nose and a snap swivel to minimize line twist.
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  • Sonic BaitFish Tips: Are you fishing with dull hooks?
    January 5, 2022

    Sonic BaitFish Tips: Are you fishing with dull hooks?

    There’s a well-worn phrase that’s used in our sport of angling that “90% of fish caught are by only 10% of the fishermen”. Is it because of superior skill or attention to detail? Probably, a little of each. This article is about you becoming an instant member of that “10% Club."

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  • Vertical Jigging for Kokanee
    December 8, 2021

    Vertical Jigging to Suspended Kokanee

    One of the most difficult presentations in sport fishing is fishing to suspended fish. A line counter on a baitcaster reel is one method of delivering your offering to where the fish are located. Another, is watching the fall of your lure on the screen of your electronic fish locator.

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  • SBF Tips: 6 Main Variables for River Jigging
    December 8, 2021

    Sonic BaitFish: 6 Main Variables for River Jigging

    Vertical jigging on a slow drift is about as close to the perfect presentation that one can achieve in sport fishing because of absolute control of lure placement and its resultant downward flutter. The downward flutter is the most effective lure action that causes a fish to strike.
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  • Sonic BaitFish: Tips for Catching Walleye on Low Pressure Days
    October 1, 2021

    Sonic BaitFish: Tips for Catching Walleye on Low Pressure Days

    Last month I was walleye fishing on Lake Erie during perfect weather conditions — cloudy weather with a gentle "walleye chop." Rain was forecast for the next day, but the walleye were slamming my offerings on this day. They were nice fish, measuring in the 25- to 26-inch class. I could not wait to get back out the next day.
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  • Pro Tips: Is the Sonic BaitFish the Best Kokanee Lure?
    September 1, 2021

    Pro Tips: Is the Sonic BaitFish the Best Kokanee Lure?

    To answer the question to the title of this month’s article, I feel that there is no better month to fish for kokanee than September. In addition, a Sonic BaitFish™ (SBF) is the lure that has the potential to catch the most kokanee by vertical jigging!
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