Steve’s better-half Sarah Kuchenberg cracked this 31.5″ Green Bay rock melon while trolling a crawler harness with a Northland Tackle Baitfish-Image Blade (golden shiner) and green/orange beads:
Insta user @allisonlovestolift trading out the dumbbells for some walleye cheeks:
“Sharpshooting” walleyes with Rapala Jigging Raps.
Uncut Angling’s Aaron Wiebe is pretty okay at “fishing for fish,” but have you ever seen him go “hunting for fish?” He idles around with his electronics looking for big, individual marks before hitting ’em in the head with a Rapala Jigging Rap:
He was using a gold #7 Rapala Jigging Rap on that all-day mission, fishing for two specific bites…only because he lost one of ’em 😉
For those of you that are in a rush and didn’t watch the vid…it paid off:
Beards catch more walleyes.
Can’t find any hard statistics on it for some reason, but…well….
Corrado F. caught and released this ON crawler-harness-eatin’ 30-incher:
Waterfowler Bill Saunders has a soft spot (and beard) for catching big glass eyes:
It’s a tough job, but someone’s gotta do it:
Complete NWT breakdown.
With the NWT Championship on Green Bay next week, John Balla combed through data from the 19 tourneys from 2013 to 2017 and broke down: the highest average finish, # of top tens, checks cashed, winning techniques and way more.
Never seen anything like it in walleye fishing, so props to John!! And thanks for letting us be the ones to bring it to the walleye world. Click right here to check it out.
A live-bait container called the Bait Up. Has dual lids with a floating basket that brings the minnows/leeches/whatever up to the top. Looks slick, especially for keeping your hands dry while ice fishing:
> Most anglers are going to bury the line all the way to the back of the rubber pads on the OR19 release and also behind the pin on the OR16 Snap Weight Clip. Rigged in this manner…it requires an aggressive snap of the rod to trip this heavy-tension release.
> A better method is to grab the line near the rod tip with your thumb and forefinger and twist the line around your finger to create a small loop with a few twists. Place the twisted line into the OR19 release leaving about 1/2- to 3/4-inch of the loop extending outside the release. The line is then placed behind the pin on the OR16 to finish the rigging job.
> This allows the board to remain firmly on the line while trolling even at high speeds and in rough water. The instant a fish is hooked, the line can be smoothly released by simply giving the rod tip a little snap. Larger fish [typically] trip the release at the strike.
> Allows the board to plane when necessary and makes it easier to trip or release the board to switch out lures, fight fish, etc. Even better,
> Once the line is tripped from the tow-arm release, the board spins around in the water and is now connected to the line via the OR16 Snap Weight Clip. Because the board is no longer planing, it quickly drops back out of the board formation allowing that line to be retrieved without having to clear other inside board lines!
Can’t make this stuff up. Guess the YouTube vids of big trout were too much for a guy to handle, so he’s fighting to get access to the camping permits to find out what lake the trout were coming out of. #Aggressive
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