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Best Walleye Lures: 2 Hot Techniques: How to Fish a Jig

Posted by Walt Matan, Chief Lure Designer, Custom Jigs & Spins and B-Fish-N Tackle on Mar 30th 2020

Best Walleye Lures: 2 Hot Techniques: How to Fish a Jig
Walleye anglers now have more lure choices than ever before! While live bait still produces, more and more anglers are choosing lures like Rapala Shad Raps, Berkley Flicker Shads, Storm Hot-N-Tots, Rapala Husky Jerks, and Cotton Cordell Wally Divers. These are great when fish are more spread out later in the fishing season, but early on, say on opening day...a walleye angler's favorite lure is still the jig! Jigs are the most versatile lures in an anglers tackle box and arguably the best lure choice for walleye anglers right now in the spring. You can fish them with live bait o …

Blade Baits are Hot!

Posted by Walt Matan, Chief Product Designer on Feb 27th 2020

Blade Baits are Hot!
If you're a river fisherman, chances are you've got some blade baits in your tackle box. You probably don't use them very much...which is a big mistake, because when the water cools down to near freezing it's a time when the vibration of blade baits creates a motion that walleye,sauger and white bass can't resist! What is a blade bait? A blade bait is a metal crank bait that features two sets of treble hooks, one on each end. It relies on vibration and sound to get the fish to react on a reaction strike. A blade bait consists of a flat metal spoon with a weighted nose. The blade bait …

​Use Tungsten Jigs Thru the Ice and all Year Long!

Posted by Walt Matan, Chief Lure Designer, Custom Jigs & Spins and B-Fish-N Tackle on Feb 16th 2020

​Use Tungsten Jigs Thru the Ice and all Year Long!
Tungsten jigs are the NEW Hottest Baits Below the Ice! But, they won’t improve your fish catching unless you know how, when and where to use them. Plus, don't put them away when ice fishing season is done. Tungsten jigs are a great addition to your jig box all year long!The need for speed One time Poppee and I were fishing bluegill in twenty feet of water over a weed edge. We were sitting next to each other in the same tent with three holes drilled in front of us. The center hole held the flasher and we could see both of our presentations on the flasher at the same time. Poppee was using …

Top Ice Pro's Best Techniques to For More Fish Under the Ice

Posted by Walt Matan, Chief Lure Designer, Custom Jigs & Spins and B-Fish-N Tackle on Jan 25th 2020

Top Ice Pro's Best Techniques to For More Fish Under the Ice
What if you absolutely had to catch your daily bag limit of fish every time you hit the ice? What jig would you use? What fishing techniques would you apply? Well, here are three pros employing their favorite techniques to catch more fish!Kevin Fassbind and Nick SmyersKevin Fassbind is one of the top anglers on the NAIFC tournament trail. Along with his partner Nick Smyers, they have won or placed in the top 5 in just about every event they have entered in the past dozen years. Kevin's approach is simple and straightforward when he is after bluegill. He studies a map, drills some holes in a li …

My Favorite Fish - Catching More Fish Through the Ice

Posted by Walt Matan, Chief Lure Designer, Custom Jigs & Spins and B-Fish-N Tackle on Jan 19th 2020

My Favorite Fish - Catching More Fish Through the Ice
I was headed to Fulton County in Illinois to fish the Herman Brothers strip pit lakes and I was chasing after my favorite fish through the ice...the bluegill. But not just any bluegill, these were stocked hybrids..these were trophies and like fishing for any trophy, it was a catch, photo, and release deal. In this part of the state, you get one month of fishable ice, then it's over. The water was shallow, under 8 ft. and clear, you could see the bottom or watch the action on the underwater camera. The presentation needed to be precise. Small jigs, light line, no noise and being able to de …