Posts From Mitch Eeagan

SECRETS OF THE ICE HUNTERS

Ever caught an eight-pound walleye, 10-pound lake trout and 20-pound pike in a single ice-fishing season? Jeff Gussy Gustafson often does it in a single day. As a professional touring bass pro and host of Fishing with Gussy TV, Gustafson

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Minnows, Leeches, Worms…OH MY!

Much like the corn cob pipe, the “bait can” started its existence as a re-purposed item that was formerly relegated to junk status. While other coffee cans may have collected miscellaneous screws and bolts on dusty, cobweb-covered garage windowsills, the

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Slow Down in School Zones

It happens right after Labor Day every year: Cold front after cold front roll through the Great Lakes states and Canada. And with every frigid rain and stony north wind, another pod of Chinook and coho salmon make their way

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Money Bass Patterns

In the past 14 years Alabama-based BASS Elite pro Matt Herren has qualified for five Bassmaster Classics and six FLW Cups, but hasn’t taken first since the 2007 Wal-Mart FLW Series BP Eastern on Arkansas’ Lake Dardanelle. “It’s been a

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Aim for the 02

Oxygen is diminishing, too. Some areas are completely void of oxygen, while other pockets have just enough to sustain life. So you migrate to where respiration is still an option.

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Don’t Miss the Skinny Wasteland for Autumn Smallies

Cool days and even colder nights have water temperatures tumbling; bug hatches are coming to a halt. The once warm summer rains are turning bitter, too – crawlers and the like burrowing deep rather than getting washed into the drink.

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Walleyes: Transitioning to Fall

When an artist depicts walleyes in their natural environment, their brush strokes often reveal an image of these sensational fish practically bellied to bottom while feasting on forage many fathoms below. After all, it’s at the lake floor in deep

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Twitch, There It Is!

Cast. Reel. Stop! Count to 30. Twitch. Wait… now another twitch, twitch. Stop! Let it sit. No, longer… Okay, twitch it again. Wham! Strikes on suspending jerkbaits or large soft-plastics nipped onto ultra-lightweight jig heads can be so violent, you’d

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