Gear Review: Zoom Fluke Stick and Fluke Stick Jr.

Gear Review: Zoom Fluke Stick and Fluke Stick Jr.

The Senko has earned a name for itself as being one of the industry’s most effective fish-catchers for beginners and pros alike.  Let’s face it, it’s the standard by which all stick baits are compared to.  That is why I hit up one of the best known plastic bait manufacturer’s website to see if they had a similar product.  It’s not that I lost confidence in the Senko or that there weren’t enough colors.  But I’ve been fishing a lot of pressured lakes lately and combine that with the fact that this years weather patterns are abnormal and unpredictable, and that is the recipe for needing to find something new and different.  Well, new to me, anyway. Continue reading “Gear Review: Zoom Fluke Stick and Fluke Stick Jr.”

Gear Review: Koppers LIVETARGET Field Mouse

Gear Review: Koppers LIVETARGET Field Mouse

I stopped by the Orlando Outdoor World to pick up a few items I’d need for my time spent on Lake Toho and I didn’t plan on picking anything up other than a couple bags of dark-colored plastics.  We all know how that goes, you go in for a couple items and you leave with a basketfull.  This time, just by chance, it paid off big.  The hollow bodied frogs caught my eye because there was a whole aisle of realistic looking baits up on the shelf.  I picked up a LIVETARGET Frog and by chance an Outdoor World employee just happened to walk by and noticed me checking out the frogs.  Without prompting, he reached over the frogs and pulled a plastic box containing a hollow field mouse and handed it to me.  He told me he’s gotten way more strikes on the mouse than the frog. Continue reading “Gear Review: Koppers LIVETARGET Field Mouse”

Old Town Predator XL Arrival and Humminbird 899ci Installation

I had planned on waiting until Spring in Michigan to order my new Old Town Predator XL kayak but I went ahead and ordered it because I wanted it to be ready for open water, whenever that might occur. Thanks to the great folks over at ACK.com, I ordered the Predator on a Saturday night and it was at my door on Friday afternoon; all with free shipping!  The purpose of this new boat is multifaceted in that one day I want to head out on Saginaw Bay to fish for perch, the next, trolling for walleye, then maybe head to local impoundments for bass or crappie.  So the next piece of the puzzle would be to find a sonar/gps unit to find the areas and to find the fish.  Since Johnson Outdoors is the parent company of both Old Town and Humminbird, it was suggested that I go with a Humminbird unit. Continue reading “Old Town Predator XL Arrival and Humminbird 899ci Installation”