Green Bay Walleye

Bay of Green Bay Walleye

By: Jeff Boutin

Opening day of fishing season is upon us. Even though summer does not officially start until June 21st, I have always considered the first Saturday in May the start of my summer season. I, as well as anglers from all over the state, will head out to their favorite lakes and rivers in pursuit of the most sought after fish in the Midwest…walleye! My favorite place just so happens to be, the Bay of Green Bay. Continue Reading

The Versatility of the Soft Plastic Swimbait 

The Versatility of the Soft Plastic Swimbait

Big Bass Baits, Jig Trailers and in between, the Soft Plastic Swim Bait Can do it All 

By: Glenn Walker

When you say the word swimbait around a bass fisherman, many times their thoughts go to big baits that cost a lot of money and only work for targeting big bass.  However, the soft plastic swimbait is also a great lure option to target big bass in a variety of fish holding cover.    Continue Reading

Blackfish Classic Bass Tournament 

Blackfish Classic

Tim Lesmeister to Emcee Blackfish® Classic Tournament on Lake Minnetonka

Rogers, Minn. (June 20, 2018) –   Blackfish Classic Tournament for Bass promoters recently announced that Midwest outdoor communicator Tim Lesmeister will serve as host and emcee of Minneapolis Metro’s newest Bass fishing event. Hailing from the Minnetonka, Minnesota area, Lesmeister will be right at home calling the shots at this bass fishing tournament hosted out of Lord Fletchers on Lake Minnetonka July 30th.  Continue Reading

Chasing Smallies

Chasing Smallies: The Magnificent Obsession

The sun dances off the waters of Chequamegon Bay as a light wind ruffles the surface of the water. Oak Point stretches out in front of us. It is a line of dark green trees and rocks that have survived thousands of years, battered by the winds coming off Lake Superior. In the shallow water, are perhaps hundreds of old logs, washed up against the point. Those logs broke free of the log rafts that have floated across Lake Superior over the last hundred years in the days of the logging boom. Today they provide cover for the huge smallmouth bass cruising these waters. Although it’s calm today, you can see this land and water have endured great storms and wild weather. Only the toughest live here and smallmouth bass are one of the toughest fish in these waters. Doug Hurd of Eagan, Minnesota, and I are here in search of the great smallmouth bass. Continue Reading

Water Hyacinth

Water Hyacinth

It’s Here . . . and It’s Bad!

By Lawanda Jungwirth

Well, this one snuck up on us!  Invasive water hyacinth has been a huge problem in the lakes, rivers and streams of Africa, South America and the southeastern United States for many years.  We thought we were protected from it up here in Wisconsin above the 40th parallel, the supposed northernmost reach of the plant.  We were mistaken. Continue Reading

If You Love Something, Set it Free 

If You Love Something, Set it Free

By: Tony Blando 

Richard Bach is an American writer who wrote some bestsellers in the 1970s, including “Jonathan Livingston Seagull” and “Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah.” I very much enjoyed these as they are chock full of wise quotes that can be applied to everyday life.  Continue Reading

NEW Open Water Tungsten Jigs

Clam Pro TackleTM

Announces New Open Water Tungsten Jigs

Rogers, Minn. (February 15, 2018) –  The secret to catching fish through the ice is out and being embraced by open water anglers. For many years, Clam Pro Tackle has been helping ice anglers achieve success by using the benefits of tungsten in a vertical presentation. With the launch of a new initiative, CPT365, Clam tackle innovators are giving all open water anglers a new deadly weapon for their arsenal— the Drop Tg Tungsten Jig. Continue Reading