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November 26, 2019

Is there an avid angler on your Christmas gift buying list? Yakima Bait Company produces a host of iconic fishing lures that any angler would not only appreciate, but the gift of fishing tackle keeps on giving trip after trip af...

May 31, 2019

Back when I started fishing professionally over 30 years ago, walleye fishing was a little different. Yes, there were walleye way back then and no they did not swim with dinosaurs!

            One of the presentations that routin...

December 28, 2018

Most presentations used to target river steelhead require the angler to cast or drift a bait, rig or attractor to waiting fish. Back-trolling in rivers is a rather unique steelhead fishing method that uses the boat to present wo...

July 3, 2018

Fillet one coho, chinook or Atlantic salmon, remove the skin, rib bones and lateral line bones. Trim off as much of the gray lateral line flesh as possible and cut into serving sized pieces.

Place in a plastic bag and squeeze the...

July 3, 2018

            Of the six trout and salmon game fish species found in the Great Lakes, only one is indigenous. Species like king and coho salmon, steelhead, brown trout and Atlantic salmon were introduced so long ago, most people t...

April 2, 2018

It seems that every fishing lure has it’s niche. The iconic Worden's Original Rooster Tail made by Yakima Bait is no exception. While this timeless fishing lure literally catches just about everything that swims, it’s ability to...

January 2, 2018

Just as important as catching fish, the always popular "fish fry" has motivated countless anglers to keep a few for the table.

THE GREASE

     Not all cooking oils are ideal for frying fish. The best options are vegetable oils tha...

January 2, 2018

            I remember the first time I witnessed a river steelhead slamming a wobbling plug. It was in early winter on the Pere Marquette, River in Northern Michigan and I was back-trolling plugs from a drift boat with local ri...

November 14, 2017

           In the sport fishing arena a handful of fishing lures reach what can only be described as legendary status for their ability to produce fish time and time again and also from coast to coast. The...

April 20, 2017

           

Many spinners like this classic Rooster Tail feature pulsating hackles as added attraction. Before storing these lures it’s a good idea to hang up the spinner until th...

April 4, 2017

Spinners are a category of lures that covers a lot of ground. If you’re a bass fisherman the word “spinner” usually refers to a spinnerbait. The walleye enthusiast’s idea of a “spinner” is actually a nightcrawler harness. Talk t...

January 25, 2017

     

Running plugs like the Mag Lip with two Siwash hooks rigged using a barrel swivel between the hook and the split ring is another way to insure hooked fish stay buckled up and also makes it easier to release fish u...

January 17, 2017

The Fishing 411 crew commonly use Fish Flash in front of walleye spinners to attract and catch Great Lakes walleye.

            The Big Al Fish Flash has rapidly become the “attractor” of choice among salmon and trout fishermen....

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