Posts From Jamie Wilson

Battle Of The Heavyweights: Great Lakes Strain vs Kawartha Strain Musky

They are at the top of the freshwater food chain. They are the heavyweight champions among freshwater gamefish in the northern states, and southern to northern Ontario. A Musky is a Musky right? Well, sort of. Let’s compare the obvious and not so obvious differences between Musky that reside in the famous Lake St. Clair and their counterparts in the diverse area of the Kawartha Lakes region in southern Ontario.

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Cracking The Code: Late Season Bass

Southern Ontario tournament angler, Chris Huskilson has a few approaches to finding active Smallmouth (and Largemouth alike), as do I, so let’s delve into it. Chris explains, “I target Smallmouth that will tend to move up on shallow, rocky structures (4’-6’ in depth) that are feeding on schools of baitfish.”

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Musky: Catch and Release, Tactics Included

  “The ability of our future generations to enjoy Musky fishing is successful catch and release techniques today. The quality of our fisheries will depend on how anglers handle and release their fish.” –Chris Huskilson   As Musky fishing has

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Gear Up for Hard Water Lake Trout

It’s that time of year. The lakes in the northern hemisphere are frozen…the Lake Trout are on the feed. This is the time to target these majestic fish. Imagine fighting a 15 to 20+ pound monster Trout in 100+ feet

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Last Minute Musky – Late Fall Tactics

Alright, time to winterize the boat and call it a season, right? Wrong. Stop this “I can’t wait for ice fishing” stuff and get your head wrapped around the fact that the largest predators in the north are still ready

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The Big Three: Stick Worm Rigging Evolution

Every once in a while a new bait hits the scene accompanied by considerable hype. The Big O, Flukes and Sluggos, tube jigs, swim baits etc…. There is one revolutionary bait that I believe surpasses them all with its overall

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Water Wolf Lures “Shadzilla X” – Creating Controlled Chaos is Everything

Twitch-twitch, pause… twitch-twitch, pause…BANG!!! Your drag starts to scream, and your heart starts pumping nitro…you just hooked a Musky my friend. (Above photo by Chris Huskilson) Water Wolf lures has created a phenomenal bait to put you into this very

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Water Wolf Lures “Gator Tubes” and “Tubezillas” – Tame the Toothy Beasts

They’re big, they’re mean and they’re nasty. In some parts they are affectionately known as “Gators”. The Musky is truly the Gator of the north. Their massive growth potential, coupled with row upon row of razor sharp teeth, highlight the

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The All Season Bait: Bass Magnet “Shift’r Shad”

Making waves through all four seasons. Well, it’s time. Spring is in the air and you’re gearing up for the changing of the seasons. As an angler, changing seasonal tactics can be a little like changing your tires. You have

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Bass Magnet “Tinsel and Ice Tubes” – Put the Icing on the Cake

Every once in a while a bait comes along and creates a buzz throughout the angling community. Both excitement and jealousy build as anglers everywhere hear stories of one big fish after another being caught on a new, “magic bait”.

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Bass Magnet Quiver Sticks – Gear Review

Ok, let’s talk about why Bass Magnet “Quiver Sticks” put fish in the boat. These extremely soft plastic worms are heavily salt impregnated, not only giving this bait an unparalleled rate of fall, but an unparalleled action as well. The

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