Little things often make a big difference in fishing. Several years ago I picked up a fishing tip from legendary trout fisherman Buzz Ramsey that would ultimately change the way I fish wobbling crankbaits. Iconic trout and salmon fisherman Buzz Ramsey designed the Mag Lip to have a “hunting” or “skip beat” action. If you look closely you’ll note that this brown was caught by rigging using a snap on the end of the fishing line and also the factory supplied snap on the Mag Lip.
Trolling reels come in seemingly every size and design imaginable these days. Some of these reels are so small it’s hard to imagine them as useful trolling aids and others are so large it boggles the mind to image why anyone fishing in freshwater would need so much line capacity. Most manufacturers of trolling reels size them about the same as their competition so as not to miss out any “niche” market. The Daiwa Sealine line counter and level wind style trolling reels I’m usi
Trolling spoons are among the most iconic of all Great Lakes trolling lures. The familiar wobble and flash of a trolling spoon have been widely in use to catch lake trout, brown trout, steelhead, king salmon, coho salmon, Atlantic salmon and even walleye for nearly four decades. Few would argue that spoons catch just about every sport species that swim in the Great Lakes. The Jr. Streak is considered a walleye spoon, but they are widely used to catch other Great Lakes species