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 Combohttps://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.

Taxidermiststhese are excellent replica taxidermists.

Joe Fittante- 715-627-7662       fittantereplicas.com

Lax Reproductions- 715-547-3710   laxreproductions.com

Excellent resources

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