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Fall Tactics: Follow the contour

As October progressed and we slowly roll into November, the Eco-system starts slowing down. Some bodies of water have already had their turnover, and water temperatures start to go down. Everywhere leaves are falling down the trees, and in some places, Winter has already shown his cards. One of The most exciting times of year has……


Float Tube Fishing, The Silent Approach

Somewhere in the distance, lies a hidden water, deeply covered by nature. No one around, just you and the fish. Untouched waters, or heavy fished places. It doesn’t matter. The float tube way of fishing is one of a kind. There is no in between, it’s just you, the water and the fish. Three perfect……


Late Summer Muskie Fishing

Late summer into early fall can be a magical time to put more Muskies in your boat. For some, it can be a tough time locating active fish through the traditional fishing of deep weed edges. When you find yourself scratching your head, trying the following approach may not only turn your day around but……


Calm Water Pike Fishing

Water like silk, a Fata Morgana on the edge of the horizon, no ripple to be seen, or just an enormous mirror reflecting light. That’s the sort of feeling you get when fishing on calm days alike. Not the most ideal weather to fish for Esox, but surely one of the most beautiful conditions one……


Summer Pike on the Fly

Summer, a season that everybody around the world loves. It’s warm, sunny and comfortable outside. The waters have warmed up to a certain degree where all kinds of species of fish feel at home, and the activity level of the predators is in full force, and feeding mode is on. Everywhere vegetation is at it’s……


SpotLight: Livetarget Sucker Stickbait

Hailing from Niagara on the lake, Ontario Canada, Grant Kopper’s Livetarget is the creator of what are possibly The most realistic baits on the planet. Every single year, they put out truly unique baits for the worldwide anglers to fish with, and one of the first thing you’ll notice when holding one……


Q&A with Mike Keyes: Muskie Fishing

No matter if you’re a Muskie or Pike angler, you’ve probably heard about the name ”Keyes Outdoors”. For the past 18 years, Keyes Outdoors, LLC has grown to one of most watched, most viewed and respected musky fishing TV Series in the world. And for a good reason. Mike and his team put out an extremely……


Spotlight: Jerkbaitmania PikeSkinz Predator fibre. So real they can’t resist!

Fly-fishing is hot, and so is tying flies for predatory fish like Muskie & Pike. In the world of fly-tying, there are an incredible amount of great materials that can be used. Synthetics are one of them. If you’ve ever set foot in a fly shop, you have probably noticed the fierce amount of material available…….


SmallTalk: Thrill em’ HI with Suick

In the world of jerk baits, there are so many different patterns, shapes and sizes one can choose from, all with their own distinctive action. These days, there are a ton of them out there on the global Muskie & Pike market as we know it today, and sometimes it can be very difficult to……


SmallTalk: Fly-Fishing leaders for Esox

When it comes to Fly-Fishing, having the right leader is a key essential in your setup. Often underestimated and highly overlooked, it can literally make or break your day out on the water. When fishing for Muskie or Pike with a fly rod. Why use something less quality while you can have all the benefits……


Inflatable freedom: Meet the Outcast Sporting-gear Super Fat Cat!

Ever since the early days, float tube fishing has been a special way of spending time on the water. The development of newer and better products has taken a rapid turn over the last couple of years. Coming from a background as a boat angler, stepping into a float tube is something different. In Europe,……


Smalltalk: Swinging large Pike flies

When it comes to fly fishing and fly casting in particular, there’s only one thing that is more important than anything else, and it’s the line of your choice to go with your fly rod and reel setup. The line is the carrier of your home created flies for the predator lurking in the deep,……


Early Season Muskies

Wisconsin resident and fellow Suick Lure Company Pro Todd Schulz from Musky Moon Guide Service LLC is back on the site, and this time he writes about his way to target Muskies early season. Right now many bodies of water are still covered with Ice, but after it all has melted down, that’s……


Smalltalk: Cold-Front Killers, Downsize for the Prize

Each and every season, the weather changes and so does the fishing. No year is the same, and every time you’ll need to adapt to the conditions in order to still catch fish. Last Winter was no exception. It was a strange season with high ups and downs regarding the overall temperature, and it certainly……


Q&A with Al Lindner: Pike

Like the title already tells you, this interview is about Pike, and what better way to ask one of The greatest fishermen of all time; Al Lindner. Together with his brother Ron they were the inventors of the ”Lindy Rig” and stood on the foundation of In-Fisherman back in the 70’s. But these days, Al……


Smalltalk: Wolverine Tackle Super Rings for Ultimate Strength

In the heat of the battle, there is no room for error, no room for failure, and certainly no room for failed tackle. When targeting Big predators, whether it be Muskie or Pike, you want the absolute best material money can buy. Still a very highly underestimated topic, and often overlooked. And something that cannot……


Smalltalk: Partridge of Redditch CS86X 8/0 The Ultimate Big Fly hook?

In the world of fly-fishing and fly-tying, there are literally millions of products available, but only a few quality hooks that are really designed for one thing, and one thing only; tying Big Flies. The Partridge of Redditch Universal Predator X 8/0 is such a hook. Specifically designed for Predator fishing, this wide gape, micro-barbed,……


Go Big or Go Home: Big Pike Baits

It’s probably the most sought-after topic in the whole of the lure fishing industry, and that is the length of your baits used to target Esox. There are all kinds of different ways how one can fish for this species and choosing the exact right size to catch one can be quite a challenge sometimes…….


Smalltalk: GoFish Cam Predator Rig System

Good things come to those who wait they say, and it surely has been a long wait for the highly anticipated new GoFish Cam to arrive. Developed in Dallas TX by the Austin brothers, this underwater camera is the next big thing in the fishing industry. It’s jam-packed with featured, and probably the first thing……


Fly-Fishing small waters in search of Pike

There’s something about it, searching for Pike in small waters. Often forgotten and some rarely fished, these little places can produce quality fishing time when approached right. In Europe, and Holland, in particular, there are tons of smaller channels where Pike find a home and hunt their prey. For some people there isn’t much challenge to……


Q&A with Rick Kustich: Musky on the Fly

Fly-Fishing for Pike is one thing, but fly-fishing for Musky is another. Both techniques stand equally to one and other, but the difference lies in the materials used. Fishing Musky on the fly is just something special, the rods, the lines, but most importantly, the flies. One man that has mastered this art into perfection……


Small waters, Giant Pike

Coming from a land with many fishing possibilities, German Florian Berger, and his girlfriend Carina Brunkhorst target almost everything with teeth from their Hi-Tech Tracker boat. Together, they fish some of Europe’s biggest inland waters and have great results. But in Germany, the real secret lies hidden in between the shores of the remote still……


Essential Terminal Tackle

Often overlooked and many times forgotten, that’s how one could describe the title above. Nowadays we spend so much money on boats, electronics, rods, lures, reels etc, that we tend to forget what it’s all about in the end. In the end, when a fish is hooked, it all comes down to one thing, and……


Pike On The Fly: Lines

Fly-lines have been around for decades and as old as Izaak Walton. In the early days, they were made of horse hair, and to cut a long story short on this matter, fly-lines made one hell of a journey through many stages of development over the years. These days, there are so many different types……


REVIEW: Svartzonker Black Series ”Heavy Duty” Musky 16oz 9ft 2-pc Casting

It doesn’t matter if you are a Muskie or Pike angler, we all have one thing in common, and that is we all need a rod to fish with. Svartzonker, the World Famous fishing company from Sweden owned by Claes Claesson, has now brought something really special to the light: The Svartzonker……


Watercolours and how to fish them

Fishing for Esox in the waters they live in, and being able to get any Muskie or Pike in the boat, all depends on one thing, and one thing only, and that is the colour of the water. The colour of the water marks our choice of lures, flies, or anything else which can be……


Book Review: Hunting Musky With A Fly by Rick Kustich

”Hunting Musky with a Fly” is the highly new anticipated book written by long term fly-fishing expert Rick Kustich. It’s a perfect example of a what catching Musky on a fly is all about these days. Jam packed with tons of great pictures and information, this book is something that should not be missed on……


Living on the edge

Pike fishing is all about one thing in particular, deep water and structure! Of course there can be plenty of action in the shallows, but the real magic happends in the deep. Under water structure, like weeds, rock piles, sand humps or sunken trees give cover to fish, and not less important, provide a home……


Livetarget Yellow Perch Jerkbait

Koppers Fishing & Tackle Corp. are the creators behind the world famous lure company from Ontario Canada and producers of some of the most life-like baits ever, as well as responsible for many FLW Tournament wins! They have more than 750+ unique models of lures in stock, so there’s plenty to choose from……


River Muskies

When not guiding and fishing on the lakes of Northern Wisconsin, Todd spends the other half of his time targeting Muskies on the Wisconsin River system with his clients. At times, rivers can be challenging, because of different water levels, current, and temperature changes.  While nothing beats time on the water, perfecting your……


Pike on the Fly: The Essentials

Fly-Fishing for Pike is just a great thing to do. It’s something that can be practiced in every body of water and under all kind of conditions. The possibilities are endless and it’s the closest you can get to the real core of nature and the predators that roam our waters. Fly-Fishing for Esox is……


Q&A with Jon Bondy: Monsters from the Deep

He’s world famous for creating his own baits, a former Bassmaster tournament angler, he has been guiding on Lake St. Clair and the Detroit River for more than 23 years, and knows more about specific types of Muskie fishing than anyone else. He’s a true master in his game. We’re talking about Jon Bondy here!


Step By Step: How to rig a Strikepro Bandit Shad

If you are a fan of using Busterjerk and Bandit glide baits, you have probably heard of the Strikepro Bandit Shad! This particulary softbait is a great tool for fishing the deeper layers of a water system, in which you cannot get down to where the Big fish live with the two mentioned……


REVIEW: Bondy Bait Company ”Prophet Crankbait”

If you are a serious Muskie or Pike angler, you’ve probably heard of Jon Bondy and his Bondy Bait Company. This guy makes top-class baits that have found their ways into many tackleboxes all over the world, and is in fact one of the very few company’s out there that delivers true quality……


Dog Days Muskie Hunt

Hailling from Merill WI and guiding on many waters in North and Northcentral Wisconsin, is Todd Schulz. He enjoys and takes pride of out teaching people how to fish for Muskies and teaching them the skills that will help them become better anglers! He owns a lure business called ”Shhwack’em Musky lures” and is a……


REVIEW: AFW 49-Strand Shark Leader Cable

A while ago at EFTTEX, I stumbled upon the stand of the guys from American Fishing Wire (AFW). This USA based company is famous for leader material which has found it’s way into many tackleboxes. They are the producers of high quality terminal tackle and serve the needs of modern Esox anglers all……


Summer Pike

”A Time of Stress” (Larger Fish), ”A Time of Plenty” (Smaller Fish). So goes the title about the Summer peak period in Al Lindner’s book ”PIKE”. And so it be. Summer, a time when unstable weather, and unexpected events occur. No year is the same, and each has their own charm. Heat, heavy rain, thunderstorm,……


35th edition of the EFTTEX 2016 in Amsterdam

On June 16 – 18 the EFTTEX 2016 took place. EFTTEX which stands for ”European Fishing Tackle Trade Exhibition” is a World Famous international exhibition for fishing brands from all over the world. This event who’s being held in a different European country each year, landed in Amsterdam this time. The RAI to……


Fishing for Big Pike. The Do’s and Dont’s

Fishing for Pike, and especially Big Pike, is a time consuming period, one that can drive you mad at times, but so rewarding in the end! Big Pike fishing means only one thing. Going after the very biggest fish that swim in your waters. Wether it’s a lake, river, channel or pond, they are there…….


Q&A with Joe Bucher: Night Fishing Muskies vs. Northern Pike

Muskie and Pike, Pike and Muskie. They both have several things in common. Being part of the same ”Esox” family and swimming in freshwater, they are every fisherman’s dream. Both can reach enourmous lenghts, weight and have markings on their bodies that can be the most beautiful you’ve ever seen. Apart from all of this,……


Targeting early Spring Pike

When Winter is finally over, an exciting time begins wich has to be one of my favourite fisheries of the year. After many cold month’s there is finally light on the horizon. When temperatures start to climb, it’s good to be out there again. When daylight hours start to increase, it’s a sign for the……


Sound, Vibrations & Esox

When it comes to fishing for an kind of species it’s all about one thing: be noticed, and the hunt for Esox is no exception! It doesn’t matter what type of angler you are, we all serve one purpose on the water, and share the same technique for years all over again. Being there when……


REVIEW: Partridge of Redditch ”Extreme Predator Jig45”

Meet the new Extreme Predator Jig45, Partridge of Redditch’s new Hook! At first sight it’s actually a pretty weird looking hook, and I wasn’t quite sure what to think of it. It kinda looks like the Absolute Predator hooks designed by Ad Swier, because of it’s ”wide gape” design. Patridge of Redditch describes……


REVIEW: Humminbird Helix 5 DI GPS

Already a year on the market, but finally available in Europe! Humminbird’s new Helix 5 is surely a great addition to the already legendary series of fish-finders. Described as the compact version of the 800 and 900 units, this one also features a wide screen. The New Helix 5 series offer a wide range of……


BOOK: River Pike by Dilip Sarkar

A couple weeks ago a brandnew book arrived from Harper Angling Books! ”River Pike” by UK writer Dilip Sarkar is another great addition to the already legendary collection available. This book is something I’ve waited on for a long time.

Unfortunately there is not much written about Pike fishing in rivers. A ”River Pike” book was……


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