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Fishing Michigan-Lake Erie

  • BB Fishing; the Double XL Ice Reel
    That iconic ice fishing reel made famous here in Michigan gets a “sizable” upgrade with the introduction of the BB Fishing ice reel. I sat down with owner Bronson Burch from Manitou Beach, Michigan…that’s Devil’s Lake south of Brooklyn wher…
    - 13 days ago 10 Jan 18, 7:16pm -
  • My Twist on The Michigan Rig
    Anglers in Michigan have been adding a small dry fly to their ice line set-ups for decades.  It consists of either a lead or tungsten jig at the bottom of your line and about 12 inches above that, the fly.  … Continue reading →
    - 32 days ago 22 Dec 17, 2:44pm -
  • The Great Tungsten Ice Jig Debate…
    First off, that is a waste of time, call this a size guide and when to fish them. Secondly, not a word about the heater in the corner, it was cold that winter 🙂 Thirdly is actually a word and … Continue reading →
    - 42 days ago 12 Dec 17, 5:34pm -
  • Tightline, Free Fall, Spinning or Schooley?
    This seems to be the big debate the last few years in the ice fishing world, so this is my take on it. As far as spinning reels, love my Daiwa’s but when it comes to fishing for panfish through … Continue reading →
    - 46 days ago 8 Dec 17, 4:54pm -
  • Greasing Your Ice Reels…..
    ….DON’T DO IT! I had a customer ask me at our local outdoors type store, what was the best grease to use with his spinning ice fishing reels.  I told him none of course.  If your reels are dedicated to … Continue reading →
    - 54 days ago 30 Nov 17, 7:20pm -
  • Extend the Range of Your Vexilar
    If there is one thing when it comes to ice fishing that I absolutely cannot fish without, it would be my Vexilar flasher.  After using every single model that Vex offers over the past 16 years and seeing the competition in tournament after tourn…
    - 60 days ago 24 Nov 17, 2:58pm -
  • Choosing the right Ice Rod for Panfish
    Choosing an ice rod for panfish sounds easy, just walk into the fishing department of a store and grab a 24″ ultra light rod with some reel and go fishing. If you really think that, then this is probably the … Continue reading →
    - 68 days ago 16 Nov 17, 9:10pm -
  • The Deluxe Spoon Box from Clam Outdoors
    My staff order from Clam Outdoors came  in yesterday to the house from Minnesota.  If you are Facebook, you probably saw me go “Live”  showing the features of the new Stealth Spearfisher hub shelter.  One of the other items I … Continue rea…
    - 76 days ago 8 Nov 17, 5:56pm -

Lake Erie Fishing

  • Port Clinton Ohio is Good Walleye Ice Fishing Area.
    The ice is good at Port Clinton Ohio and fisherman are venturing out to catch jumbo perch and walleye.  As I write this post on January 4, 2018, the ice is about 6 inches thick and guys are going a mile out.  Here is a video of a guy who didn't hav…
    - 19 days ago 5 Jan 18, 1:23am -
  • January 3. 2018 Ice Conditions on Presque Isle Bay in Erie Pennsylvania
    The ice on Presque Isle Bay is getting thick enough to fish and one brave soul ventured out today at the foot of Chestnut.  The following video was shot at the Liberty Docks and shows cloudy but well covered ice.  I would give it two days.  By Jan…
    - 20 days ago 4 Jan 18, 2:06am -
  • Quick Steelhead Fishing Update Erie PA January 2, 2018 (1/2/18)
    Steelhead fisherman are going to have to wait a little while for solid ice to form on Lake Erie and the bay.  Here is a video of the conditions today at Trout Run.  Ice jams and creeks are frozen making open water fishing impossible.  Ice is formi…
    - 21 days ago 3 Jan 18, 6:14am -
  • Buffalo New York is Good for Ice Fishing -January 2 2018 Report
    The ice is around 7 to 8 inches thick around Buffalo, New York and the yellow perch fisherman have been doing fair.  Lots of small fish being caught and some nice one's in the mix.  A few northern pike are also being caught.  Here is a video of to…
    - 21 days ago 2 Jan 18, 5:50pm -
  • 2018 Heavy Snow & Cold Temperatures in Erie Pennsylvania Making Fishing Difficult
    January 2, 2018 - A large amount of snow is preventing good ice from forming in Presque Isle Bay.  Arctic chilling temperatures will continue to form ice and fishing should be good within a few days.  Streams are frozen and steelhead fishing has gr…
    - 22 days ago 2 Jan 18, 6:34am -
  • New Fishing Magazine Blog
    I decided to keep this Lake Erie Fishing Blog and also have a magazine type blog with pictures of caught fish.  You can check out the magazine at FishBoast.  So please come on over and check it out and submit photos of your caught fish.
    - 8 Feb 16, 8:22am -
  • Northern Pike Compete with Other Predators Like Walleye and Should Not Be Introduced.
    A friend of mine in the Western USA just sent me this article which was posted on  It is very important to not introduce any non-native fish or organism to any body of water.  Lake Erie has been a similar victim recently with the intr…
    - 12 Nov 15, 4:11am -