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Favorite Crankbait Colors

Favorite Crankbait Colors

September 30, 2022

Every angler has their own favorite crankbait color.  Sometimes a bait that caught a special fish or holds a special memory is our favorite.  Sometimes we KNOW a certain color works at a specific time and place.  There is no problem with having a favorite crankbait color, if we don’t continue to fish it when it is not producing!!  I like to let my detailed fishing records PROVE to me that colors work when and where I am fishing.  I still have some “favorites”, but I always defer to what my past fishing history shows me works when I start fishing. 

Fall Crankbait Shapes

Fall Crankbait Shapes

September 30, 2022

Fall is a great time to chase trophy walleye, and trolling crankbaits is one of the best ways to catch fall monsters.  Picking the right crankbait for fall walleye trolling is an important step in maximizing your success for trophy fall walleye.  Let’s look at some factors to help you pick the best shape for fall walleye trolling.

Bottom Bouncing Basics

Bottom Bouncing Basics

August 26, 2022

Bottom bouncing for walleye is a proven, easy to use technique to catch walleye wherever they swim.  Choosing the right bottom bouncer and rigging a bottom bouncer properly are critical to fishing success.  Join Captain Lance as he explains the basics to getting started catching walleye with bottom bouncers.

The basics of LeadCore

The basics of LeadCore

August 12, 2022

Trolling leadcore line for walleye can be effective and efficient and on some days is the best option for getting spoons, spinners and crankbaits to the right depth.  Selecting the right leadcore line, rods, reels and getting set up correctly is important.  Captain Lance explains all the details you need to get rigged up for catching walleye on leadcore this season!

CH Plus: Weather Apps

CH Plus: Weather Apps

August 11, 2022

Our phones are hardly out of our sight, even when fishing. Using them to help us catch more fish and boat safely is a great reason to have your phone on the boat.  There are several great weather apps that will help your fishing and in this episode of Coffee Hour Plus Captain Lance Valentine reviews some of his favorites.

CH Plus: Spinner Blade Basics

CH Plus: Spinner Blade Basics

August 11, 2022

One of the most effective ways to catch walleye, the lowly crawler harness is a go-to presentation wherever walleye swim.  Choosing the best spinner blade for the conditions is something anglers should pay attention to.  Picking the proper size, shape, flash, vibration, finish and color are all important factors to make your crawler harness rig the most effective it can be.

CH Plus: Fluorocarbon

CH Plus: Fluorocarbon

May 13, 2022

Fluorocarbon line has become a main stay in the fishing world the past decade or so.  But do you know which is the right fluorocarbon line for each presentation?  Picking the best fluorocarbon line is critical to fishing success.  Captain Lance covers how to pick the right fluorocarbon line in this months Coffee Hour Plus

CH Plus: Detroit River Plastics

CH Plus: Detroit River Plastics

May 13, 2022

Getting the correct size and shape of plastic is more important than color every day!  Getting the plastic with the right profile, fall rate and fall angle should be your number one priority when you leave the dock every day.  Find the BEST shape, then dial in on the color.

CH Plus: Detroit River Gear

CH Plus: Detroit River Gear

April 6, 2022

Fishing walleye in heavy current demands attention to presentation.  Getting lures to where the fish live can be challenging, but with the right equipment anglers can be very efficient.  Lance shares his favorite techniques and the proper rigging for fishing the including vertical jigging, casting jigs and glide baits, trolling and more, that produce fish in the Detroit River and anywhere walleye live in heavy current.

CH Plus: Spring CrankBaits

CH Plus: Spring CrankBaits

March 31, 2022

Spring is a great time for catching large walleye and crankbaits are one of the most productive ways to catch them.  Picking the proper spring walleye crankbaits is critical to fishing success in the cold water of spring. Lure size, shape, action and color are all important factors and change daily.  Lance shares some of his favorite tips for selecting the best crankbaits for spring walleye fishing.

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