Friday, May 31, 2013

Big Fish...Even BIGGER Dude

We have continued to stay on the walleyes even when dodging thunderstorms, incredible downpours and often waves bigger than we need. The need to keep the spinners in a small window has been the difference between a bunch of fish and not so much. Silver Streak UV spinners with a little pink on them has definitely upped the odds the last five days or so. Another recent thing I have messed with is moving the weights in my Church TX-22 all the way to the back. This makes them much more "sensitive" and work better in rough water. I have a video on my you-tube page showing this.

I've had a great group of guys in the boat so far this year, but was surprised when I got a call from Marshal Yanda. I love football, but primarily watch college these days and didn't know who he was or even that he played football at first. Those big lineman don't seem to get the accolades that the backs do. What I did learn is that this pro bowler and super bowl champion loves to fish for much so that he has a Ranger 621 decked out very similar to mine. It shouldn't be too much of a surprise he did grow up on a dairy farm and attend Iowa. As a hardcore Buckeye fan i did resist the urge throw him're welcome Marshal...smirk

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Grind em = Big Results

The bite this spring proves to be just plain weird.  It truly has been a bite that separates the men from the boys.  While I have had a few stumbles...we have been limiting daily with big fish in the mix daily. At the risk of sounding like a broken record...My Minn-Kota I-Pilot has been key to both keeping quiet and incremental speed adjustments.  Little changes in depth have resulted in lots of bites or empty hands. Look for the bite to really pick up with the temps creeping towards 60 degrees.

Ross Robertson

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Over Due...but not to disappoint!

The weather this spring has been wacky...but unlike last year it has been a cold and windy wacky. In between giant blows, sleet and driving rain I have been quietly putting the smash down on some walleyes and even some MONSTER smallies.  I have had two scaled smallies over 7lbs come in the boat in the last few weeks, as well a pile of 5lb + specimens. I think the moral of the story is that if you wait for the perfect day or perfect weather you will never go and when you do get it, it tends to not make for the best fishing anyways.

The recent warm spell has jumped the water temp up to 50 degrees is most places I have been. This has caused the spinner bite to hit high gear and the crank bite to drastically slow down.  Look for some real good fishing to follow.

I just finished a episode of the "Local Catch" that should run in the next few weeks. A very down to earth and educational show I hope you enjoy.

PS--before anyone starts we released all but one smallie that went on the wall.  That even includes walleyes.

Ross Robertson