Ultimate DIY Kayak Crate
The kayak crate. It is probably one of the most coveted pieces of equipment a kayak fisherman can own and for good reason. While most anglers use a standard plastic milk crate, I tend to make mine out of inexpensive and readily available store-bought containers. When I first got into the sport, I used file crates for storage. The problem with these is that the plastic is thin and the crate tends to flex. Zip tie a couple of rod holders to these units and over a short period of time, the…
Perch Fishing Tips - Tips on How to Catch Perch
Learn how to catch perch like a professional. You don't just get tips here, you get educated on the complete basics of perch fishing.
Ice Fishing: Tactics for a Better Tip-Up
Illustration by Samuel A. Minick Successful fishing with tip-ups begins with suspending the bait in the cruising lane of the fish. Pike, pickerel, panfish, walleyes, and bass often frequent the area about 12 inches above the weed tops. Here's how to make sure your bait is in the strike zone and not buried in the grass.
Mobile Ice Fishing Tips to Catch Fish All Winter
When winter's ice seals waters, the puzzle of finding fish does not change. Unfortunately, the approach used by many ice fishermen often does little to solve that puzzle. Sitting in a shanty or watching the same tip-ups all day, waiting for the action to start, leads to a long winter with few fish. Pioneering ice fishermen like Dave Genz––a Minnesota angler who has developed many strategies now commonly in use, such as being mobile on the ice instead of fishing one spot all day--have refined…