Tackle and tips
Businesses I recommend- I am not sponsored by any of these companies, they are just very effective at helping me and my clients catch fish.
Beavertail bait -https://beavertailbait.com- Natural beaver tail that can be cut into different shapes, has unbelievable action and very durable. Deadly fished on a jig, drop shot or slip bobber or trolled on a spinner harness.
Pro tour baits- https://protourbaits.com/- plastic baits that have great action, are infused with attracting scents, come in a variety of fish catching colors and are inexpensive. The swim baits are my go to bait for bass, walleye, and northern.
Pflueger Trion Combo- https://www.pfluegerfishing.com/pflueger-combos-spinning-combos/pflueger-trion-spinning-combo/1519801.html - This is an inexpensive combo that is very high quality but doesn't break the bank.
Lund's Custom Jigs- Custom jigs poured with over sized hooks for better hooking percentage. 3 styles include round ball head jigs, wacky jigs and swim bait jig heads,
round ball head jigs -poured on size 1 and 1/0 hooks in 1/32, 1/16, 1/8 and 1/4 oz heads. Chartreuse, orange, lime green, pink, blue, purple and black. Great for live bait, plastics or beavertail.
wacky jigs- on size 6 special hooks in 1/32, 1/16, 3/32, 1/8 and 1/4 oz heads with eye pointed forward. Compact jig that slips through weeds well and ultimate in finesse fishing plastics and live bait. Slither a slice of beavertail through the weeds for an effective approach.
swim bait jigs- realistic minnow shaped heads in 3/8, 5/16, 1/4, 3/16, 1/8 and 1/16 oz heads with plastic keeper. Great for any type of twister or paddle tail swim bait. On hooks from 3/0 to 1 for better hooking percentage.
hair jigs - hand tied jigs with deer hair, squirrel hair or crystal flash tied to your specifications. Tied on round ball head jigs.
Lund's Custom fluoro leaders and quick strike muskie leaders-
48" trolling or live bait leaders tied with either 80# fluoro or 130# hard mono.
18" casting leaders tied with either 80# fluoro or 130# hard mono.
Quick strike hook harness on 7 strand crimped wire with straight tine pinning system.
36" 40 # fluoro leaders for ice fishing pike.
18" 40 # fluoro leaders for casting for pike.
Taxidermists- these are excellent replica taxidermists.
Joe Fittante- 715-627-7662 fittantereplicas.com
Lax Reproductions- 715-547-3710 laxreproductions.com
Tommy Zinda's lake maps-http://www.upnorthfishing.com/fishing-lake-maps-by-tommy-zinda.htm
Joe Bucher Outdoors-https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRzBmqh_OJk5EQ7CE_W2Ekg
Tom Boley Fishing-https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRExOt3taw88mQiuyXrQpzA