Posts From JP Bushey

St. Croix Eyecon Series Bounce-N-Troll: The Split Personality Perfected

I haven’t been on a walleye water in my life where fish couldn’t be caught on crankbaits or live bait rigs at some point during the season. These two methods have dozens of variations, but the core ingredients can be

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GAMBLER LURES’ RETRO RUBBER STILL HAS THE MAGIC!

After stumbling across that old pack of Gambler Lures worms I bought close to 20 years ago, I came across a pack of their old craws, too. Both were great producers when I targeted both smallmouth and largemouth, back in my

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Stop Scent from Leaking – Quick Tip

Nearly all commercial scent bottles will leak. You’ll lose the liquid you’ve paid for and make a mess of your boat or tackle bag. I save and clean plastic mayonnaise and peanut butter jars. They lock in the scented liquid indefinitely.

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St.Croix Eyecon’s 6’3″ Vertical Jig – Product Review

I walleye fish with a variety of rods in St. Croix’s Eyecon Series, and the ECS63MXF Vertical Jig model is definitely my favorite for deep water jigging applications. It’s a short, fast blank that’s feather light and handles a wide

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Meeting Little Evil: Got ‘Em Coach Tackle’s Green ‘Gill Swimbait

Ultra-realistic, multi-jointed swimbaits have been around for quite some time. I got a chance to play with the six inch, “Green ‘Gill” coloured model from Got ‘Em Coach Tackle recently and had lots of fun with it. Right along with

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A Solid Debut In Open Water For Williams HQ Spoons

Late last month, I had a chance to test out the new Williams HQs through the ice, for lake trout. Though not really designed as a vertical lure, their action, colour selection and hooking ability got my attention pretty fast.

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Off To A Great Start With New, HQ Series Spoons From Williams

I’m pretty confident that by this time next month, I’ll have put lots of miles on these new Williams spoons. From the time I can break enough ice to get a boat in right through early June, I do lots

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A Lake Trout Tube That Exudes Confidence

Tubes have always been a valuable bait for me through the ice. I’ve used almost every brand available at one time or another, and enjoyed success with most of them. The hot tube can change from day to day, month

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JP Bushey, Contributor – North/Central Ontario

 Based in Barrie, Ontario, JP has been a 365 day per year, multi-species fisherman since childhood. Spending the bulk of his time on the province’s big bodies of water, Georgian Bay is his home. He also regularly fishes Lake Nipissing,

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