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Walleye Fishing: A Big Spin on the Big Water by Keith Jackson

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Walleye Fishing: A Big Spin on the Big Water by Keith Jackson

For a walleye fisherman, few things are as intimidating as a big body of water the first time you fish it. That is certainly true of the Great Lakes where bays are bigger than many inland lakes. Part of the intimidation is a lack of confidence, not knowing that you’re using the right gear at the right time. Snelled spinners can help because few lures work better at catching walleyes during the open-water season. “There’s something about a spinner-and-crawler rig that walleyes can’t resist,” says walleye pro, guide and educator Mark Martin of Muskegon, Mich., “It doesn’t seem to matter...

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A Matter of Frequency by Allan Tarvid (Sonar Scanning - Angle on Electronics)

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A Matter of Frequency by Allan Tarvid (Sonar Scanning - Angle on Electronics)

  Garmin steps up sonar scanning detail. Garmin’s ultra-high-definition scanning puts higher frequencies to work to make a great feature even better. About the time you think something is as good as it can get, somebody figures out how to make it even better. This screen shot shows suspended fish detected by Garmin’s new UHD system. Both the bright fish reflections and the dark sonar shadows cast by them onto the bottom stand out well enough to be seen at a glance Today’s side- and down-scanning sonar screen pictures reveal underwater structure like rocks, trees, and stumps as well as...

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Tricked Out Spoons by Tom Schultz

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Tricked Out Spoons by Tom Schultz

As we are reading this article and all enjoying Great Lakes Angler magazine, chances are pretty good we might all have a little problem in common.  Wait—what?  Well, this may be hard to swallow, but we “just maybe” have too many salmon spoons?  (And maybe more than fits in our boats!) LOL—this is me for sure! We can all agree there are some awesome tackle companies out there, that have earned our brand loyalty and all offer awesome new spoons each season, new colors, patterns, catchy names...  Some are our “Go-To” spoons, better at catching fish and earn the prime...

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Safety Chains - Safe Enough? by Mike Schoonveld

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Safety Chains - Safe Enough? by Mike Schoonveld

I don’t know the statistics but most days and most places I’ve been on the Great Lakes there are more fishermen riding around in boats they towed to the lake and launched than anglers out in permanently moored boats. Trailered boats outnumber bigger, permanently moored boats in most of the Great Lakes.  Almost every boat manufacturer offers trailerable models, small enough to tow, but geared for big water safety and fishability. They make sense; plus, trailerable boats are less expensive to buy and operate. I’m sure you’ve seen dozens of articles about fishing small boats on the Great Lakes, setting...

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Apex Marine acquires Polar Kraft in 2019

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Apex Marine acquires Polar Kraft in 2019

Mark Dupuie, owner of Apex Marine, stands by a new Polar Kraft. Move will mean more efficient production and expanded footprint   St. Louis, MI- On July 15, 2019, Apex Marine, Inc. expanded their brand offering by acquiring Polar Kraft Aluminum Boats. The move will benefit Polar Kraft by providing efficiency in production thanks to the strength of Apex Marine’s two additional lines in Qwest Pontoons and Angler Qwest Pontoons. The acquisition will mean that Apex Marine will now provide a vessel in the aluminum boat segment for nearly any on-the-water activity from fishing, to pleasure boating, to even hunting. ...

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