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Winter Trolling with Cranks

Monday, January 02, 2012

Winter finally has socked Southern Michigan after an unusually long reprieve, but right before the storm front moved through on New Year’s Day, I had some fun trolling cranks with my buddy Kevin Essenburg on one of his favorite trolling rivers. Kevin called me in the early afternoon of New Year’s Eve, wondering if I’d like to spend a couple hours pulling hard baits. All I had going at that point was editing a story about catching steelhead on the beach, so I happily shut down the computer, stopped by home for some warm clothes and a box of the new Lindy River Rockers that I wanted to try, and was soon in Kevin’s 14-foot Sylvan, pushed by a 15-hp Johnson outboard.  Read Full Story



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