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Anglers holding muskie

When fishing the meanest fish that swim in freshwater—we’re talking muskies and mega pike—you need the right gear. That includes the right rod and reel and the right presentation. What do massive muskies and pike like to eat? Big baits—topwaters, rubber creations, bucktails and crankbaits. Speaking of the latter, here’s your brand-new choice for crankbaits that tempt the biggest of fish with its unique shad/panfish profile… The Bagley-inspired and Jarmo Rapala redesigned Rumble Monster is just the bait for big…

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Nick Lindner Holds Up Walleye

Not often is the whole of fish caught evenly distributed amongst the boat. Typically, someone has the edge. Secret color? Maybe. Pure luck? Unlikely. Modifying presentations to the fondness of the fish? That’s the one. Nowhere is this premise more evident than jig fishing for walleyes, where modifications matter, the fish making the ultimate decision. Jigging technique is a major factor. There’s snapping, hopping, dragging, and on and on. Generally, the more active the fish, the more aggressive the method.…

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Crappie Northland Tackle

Early season panfish bites are a rite of spring, happening throughout the country as reliably as budding lilacs, morels pushing and gobbling turkeys. Crappies and bluegills both work their way from mid-winter depths to staging areas, then eventually into shallow cover and structure to spawn. Even perch have a part in the conversation, especially in moving-water scenarios where main river tigers slip into side channels and food-rich backwaters. Each species has its own biological rituals that determine timing, but if…

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Rivers + Jigs = Spring Walleyes. Always has been. Always will be. And no tackle manufacturer is better poised to satisfy your jig needs than Northland Fishing Tackle. The largest jig manufacturer in North America, Northland offers dozens of styles suited for multispecies applications, with a distinct emphasis on walleyes. In this highly informative episode, Northland’s Nick Lindner joins Target Walleye’s Brett McComas to fish the U.S. and Canada’s storied border water, the Rainy River. The boys throw a myriad…

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Northland Rumble Crankbait Fishing Lure

Anglers are in for a treat this season with the release of Northland® Fishing Tackle’s new Rumble Shiner. Based on an original design by Ugly Duckling Lures’ creator, Aleksandar Veselinovic, and refined by Jarmo Rapala, this premium minnow-style hard bait should be a big hit with just about any freshwater predator species. “Simply put,” says Jarmo Rapala, “fishing with balsa is better, and we have the best balsa plugs on the market today. All of Northland’s Rumble Series lures –…

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