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Basic Jig Fishing Techniques for Bass

May 12, 2013 8:59 am0 comments
Basic Jig Fishing Techniques for Bass

Basic Jig Fishing Technique for Bass, including How to Flip a bait, How to Pitch a Bait, What you are trying to emulate, How to get out of grass and more… Bass season isn’t open yet in Minnesota, and everyone is out walleye fishing, but I found a great video […]

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Slip Bobber Knot – How to tie one on

May 8, 2013 6:59 am0 comments
Slip Bobber Knot – How to tie one on

Slip Bobber Knot Bobber fishing works well in many circumstances for panfish (especially crappie), walleye and through the ice.  Over the years I have used a variety of stops devices to set the depth along the line. These need to be able to stop the bobber at the appropriate depth […]

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How to Catch Walleyes Without Spottail Shiners…

May 6, 2013 8:23 am0 comments
How to Catch Walleyes Without Spottail Shiners…

Do to a variety of factors, we may be seeing a shortage of Spottail Shiners in the bait shops this year.  Recently I noticed a post by Jeff Sundin, a full time, professional fishing guide, outdoor writer and photographer who answered the question of what to use for bait, if […]

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Cold Fronts Affect a Walleye’s Competitive Advantage

May 1, 2013 11:59 am0 comments
Cold Fronts Affect a Walleye’s Competitive Advantage

Cold Fronts Affect Walleye Location It’s May 1st and a cold front is passing through Minneapolis. How cold? 6-8 inches of snow cold according to predictions. Ugh! It’s been a slow cold Spring, and although metro lakes are mostly ice free due to a short 70+ degree warm up – […]

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Crappie Killers Unite

April 28, 2013 7:45 pm0 comments
Crappie Killers Unite

  Crappie Killers Wanted Are You Tired of Getting Skunked?  If You Want To Catch a Lot of Crappies… or Want to Catch The Big Ones To Impress Your Fishing Buddies… You Should Go to School Like Crappies Do… Discover How to Get A Secret Agent to Reveal the Crappie […]

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Big Spring River Walleyes

April 23, 2013 10:57 am0 comments
Big Spring River Walleyes

Learn How to Catch Big Spring River Walleyes The lakes are still frozen, and the season is not open for the most part except on some boundary rivers. Where that’s the case, it’s time to dress warm and learn where and how to catch big spring river walleyes. The video […]

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Fishing Tips

April 13, 2013 11:46 pm0 comments
Fishing Tips

Fishing Tips The Occasional Fisher will share as many Fishing Tips as possible. We hope however to put those tips in context, dealing with the style of fishing you are doing and species of fish you are seeking. Knowing when to set the hook and when to wait for the […]

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The Occasional Fisher – For Those of Us Who Can’t Play Hooky as Much as We Would Like

April 12, 2013 7:22 pm0 comments
The Occasional Fisher – For Those of Us Who Can’t Play Hooky as Much as We Would Like

The Occasional Fisher is all about fishing.  But it is not necessarily all about every fisherman or woman. If you are on the Bass Tournament Circuit, we admire you, maybe even envy you, but we are not you. We like/love to go fishing, but our lives, jobs, family and or […]

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