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Fall Walleye Fishing: The Best Plastics for Walleye

Posted by Walt Matan, Chief Product Designer Custom Jigs and Spins on Sep 8th 2021

Fall Walleye Fishing: The Best Plastics for Walleye
When I first started fishing with plastic for walleye I was amazed at the fact that I could catch them on a plastic tail and a jig, often better than when using live bait. While walleye and sauger would mouth a large fathead or nibble on a half crawler, those same fish would slam a 4-6" Moxi like my dog grabbing his rawhide chew bone!While a jig and plastic is still my top way to approach these walleye on both rivers and lakes in fall and spring, I've since added a few more plastic presentations to my arsenal like a weedless jig, Chatterbait and the Tokyo Rig. Each has their time and place, re …

Snap Jiggin’ Equals Fish Catchin’!

Posted by Walt Matan, Chief Lure Designer, Custom Jigs & Spins and B-Fish-N Tackle on Sep 3rd 2021

Snap Jiggin’ Equals Fish Catchin’!
Snap jigging has been around for a while now. Fishing pros have been snap jigging for walleye for years. It’s a technique that has accounted for some limit catches, when most other methods fail. If you want to catch fish this summer, whether it be bass or walleye, give snap jiggin’ a try...it might just work for you too!Where to start? A 1/4 ounce jig is a good starting point for an average depth of ten feet. Add a plastic tail and your in the snappin’ business. A good quality fast tip rod and medium action spinning reel spooled with 15 pound superline allows you to really make that jig S …

Summertime Action: Fishing with the Family!

Posted by Walt Matan, Chief Lure Designer, Custom Jigs & Spins and B-Fish-N Tackle on Jul 29th 2021

Summertime Action: Fishing with the Family!
When I was a kid my father Poppee used to take me fishing. The only problem was that neither of us knew how to fish. I was the one that had the urge to spend all of my free time fishing and when you are five years old, you have a lot of free time! All I needed was a pole, some bobbers, hooks, worms and some water. We spent a lot of time fishing and not catching fish until we met up with a fellow janitor, neighbor and my honorary Grandpa, Mike Dozer. Mike had a house on Pistakee Lake in Northern Illinois, a little 14' Sears boat with a Ted Williams 9.9 outboard and all the tackle and k …

Best Walleye Lures Right Now - Plastic and a Whole Lot More!

Posted by Walt Matan, Chief Lure Designer on Apr 18th 2021

Best Walleye Lures Right Now - Plastic and a Whole Lot More!
Each Spring walleye and sauger move upriver to spawn and are readily catch-able within the first five miles of the dam. While they can be very susceptible to live bait at this time of year, more than ever however, when the water is cold if you are after walleye and sauger you need to add jig and plastic and a few more lures to your arsenal.Ringworms work great for catching walleye If you are thinking of trying plastic for the first time, a Ringworm is a top choice. Ringworms catch numbers and size easily. Walleye and sauger that nip or mouth your jig and minnow will attack a Ringworm. Thi …

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 …