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The Best Glow Jigs &Spoons to use for Ice Fishing for Walleye, Crappie & Perch!

Posted by Walt Matan, Chief Lure Designer on Mar 1st 2021

The Best Glow Jigs &Spoons to use for Ice Fishing for Walleye, Crappie & Perch!
"You gonna fish your way, I gonna fish mine!" - Poppee Poppee always fished way different than me. I was always, thinking, drilling, grabbing a different rod and generally panicking that if the fish weren't gonna bite soon, it would be a tough day and THEN WE WOULD HAVE TO FACE MY MOM WITHOUT FISH FOR THE FRYER! Poppee would just be sitting there, seemingly doing nothing, almost mocking me and my efforts. He'd be drinking coffee, eating cookies, dozing off...then his rod would buckle and a fish would pop out his hole. That's why he was Poppee, always popping fish …

Enjoy the Beautiful Fall Colors and the Best Fall Walleye Baits!

Posted by Walt Matan, Chief Lure Designer on Oct 4th 2020

Enjoy the Beautiful Fall Colors and the Best Fall Walleye Baits!
When I was a kid we didn't have much. It was a big deal to go for a drive out in the country and go apple picking. My mom was so happy. "Just look at the beautiful Fall colors", she would say.Once at the apple orchard, we'd take the tractor ride out to the fields. "It's so beautiful here, just smell that fresh air, look at the trees, where's my camera...those were happy times. While she was excited about nature, my father Poppee and I were excited about one thing...apples!Me and Poppee just love apples The plan was to eat as many apples as we could humanly stuff into our mouths, as fast …

Our Favorite Walleye Jigs & Plastics for Spring 2020

Posted by Walt Matan, Chief Lure Designer, Custom Jigs & Spins and B-Fish-N Tackle on May 10th 2020

Our Favorite Walleye Jigs & Plastics for Spring 2020
Check out the H2O Precision Jig The H2O Precision Jig features premium quality Mustad® hooks (the sharpest hooks available), an integrated plastics keeper that holds the body of your bait tight, and paint that just will NOT chip! The H2O Precision Jig is designed to function perfectly with live bait, plus these jigs are perfect walleye jigs for fishing with AuthentX plastics, like the Pulse-R, Moxi, Ribb-Finn and 4" Ringworm. R.I.P. Poppee, you were a true jigmaster! No other jig combines the needed balance, premium quality over-sized hook, and paint scheme found in the H …

New Ideas for Using Jig and Plastic on Opening Day

Posted by Walt Matan, Chief Lure Designer, Custom Jigs & Spins and B-Fish-N Tackle on Apr 23rd 2020

New Ideas for Using Jig and Plastic on Opening Day
There are more ways to catch walleye and other gamefish than on a jig-n-minnow on opening day. While I have caught my fair share on them, I've since found other ways, too. Jig and Plastic combinations made from AuthentX Plastic like Ringworms, Moxi's, Paddletails, K-Grubs, and pulse-R's have been added to my arsenal. The Dubuque Rig I've fished in Dubuque, Iowa. It's about an hour away from my house. Up there on the Mississippi River is where the Dubuque rig was born. This river rig works well for slipping or dragging downstream or pulling upstream in low water conditions. A good s …

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 …