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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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  • Blog posts Dodgers: Proven Fish Magnets in the Great Lakes
    December 7, 2021

    Dodgers: Proven Fish Magnets in the Great Lakes

    The two dodgers I utilize for Lake Michigan trout and salmon are the Double D Dodger 7.6" Double D Dodger 7.6” and the other dodger, the Sling Blade 9” — both of which have a time and place. However, each is a very good option for both trout and salmon on the Great Lakes.
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  • Rigging Tips for Port Angeles Sockeye
    November 29, 2021

    Rigging Tips for Port Angeles Sockeye

    By Capt. Pete Rosko Late last summer brought a change in the Pacific weather pattern with the phasing out of El Nino warmer water and replacing it with the El Nina cooler water. The negative to this phenomenon was a...

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  • Question: ScentFlash Paddle Flasher
    November 12, 2021

    Question: ScentFlash Paddle Flasher

    I recently purchased a ScentFlash Paddle Flasher and have had a ton of success with it. However, it keeps opening up after hooking up. Is this normal?  We’re glad you’ve been able to find success with the new ScentFlash UV Paddle Flasher. While it’s not designed to open up at all, we’ve found that sometimes it will. Some remedies you can use to fix this are:

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  • Utilizing the Smile Blade for Walleye Fishing
    November 2, 2021

    Walleye: Enhance Your Presentation with a Smile Blade

    The versatility of the Mack’s Lure Smile Blade makes it a critical part of every walleye angler’s arsenal. The Smile Blade 0.8, the smallest size Mack’s Lure offers, makes for a perfect added attractant for a live bait rig without stealing the show.
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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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  • Drive Walleye Wild This Fall
    October 1, 2021

    Drive Walleye Wild This Fall

    With all due respect to spring, summer, and winter — all marginal times of the year with debatable qualities — none of those fraud seasons hold a candle to fall, the clear heavyweight when it comes to all things that matter, including walleye fishing.
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  • Pro Tips: Bottom Bouncing Basics for Walleye
    September 1, 2021

    Pro Tips: Bottom Bouncing Basics for Walleye

    Bottom bouncers have become a staple of the walleye fishing industry. The reason they are so popular is because they are easy to run, versatile, and just downright catch fish. This setup is so simple, yet can have so many alterations and difference styles of fishing.

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