I have been watching the Head to Head Fishing Pro Walleye Series on Lake McConaughy all week. Two techniques have accounted for most fish. Both techniques are somewhat uniquely Nebraskan. In fact it could be argued that they have been perfected if not developed in Nebraska. Trolling has been one of the winning techniques, including trolling leadcore with big, heavy spinnerbaits–definitely a Nebraska technique. The other winning presentation has been vertical jigging with slab spoons, “slabbing”–another technique more popular in …Read More »
Let’s Get Jiggy With It!
Stinkin’ weather. Yes, I am getting to the point that I am becoming grumpy. No, it is not because of how long the winter has become, it is because it hasn’t been cold enough for me to be on the ice yet!!!! GGGGGrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!! So, I have been entertaining myself with as many ice-fishing videos as I can find. This one is from a couple years ago, but it is very entertaining and there is a thing or two you might …Read More »
Deep Water Mortality
I am going deep with this blog post, no pun intended. Have to start with a story. . . . Several years back on a late October day, I spent some time fishing Elwood Reservoir with the maintenance man from our headquarters facilities (yes, even our maintenance men hunt and fish!). We found some baitfish in deep water, in fact I will never forget watching the depth-finder, jigging a Rattle Snakie in 51 feet of water, when I hooked a really nice fish–ended up …Read More »
At no time this winter have I have been completely convinced that we were going to have a long ice-fishing season. Yes, we have had some cold weather, have had plenty of ice to be safe, but then we have these bouts of warm temperatures. It has been cold in between thaws, but not cold enough for long enough. Since I have not been convinced it will last long, the past couple of weeks I have been on the ice …Read More »