Fishing and Tackle News

100th Episode of the Back Lash Podcast

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This week we celebrate 100 episodes of the podcast with a massive guest list. We posed a question to all our guests this week about 1 bait that has changed something about their musky fishing. We brought past guests and new guests with all different experience levels. This episode got a bit long but when you talk to 11 guests that will happen. Thank you for listening to us weekly, we hope there are many 100's of episodes yet to come. The guests on this podcast include - Josh Borovsky, Rob Manthei, Jeff Van Remortel, Dick Pearson, Jeremy Smith, Mike Keyes, Spencer Berman, Steve Heiting, Ashley Holmgren, Steve Herbeck, and Dave Slain. Look for new episodes of Back Lash Podcast every Wednesday.

Back Lash Podcast Episode 100

 

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Lots more content is in the works now. We've recently dropped a few new videos so check out our channel to keep up with everything TRO. Thank you for watching. 

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New Team Rhino Outdoors Musky Podcast - Musky Innovations Bull Dawg

Check out our very first episode of the Team Rhino Outdoors Musky Fishing Podcast where we talk to Brad Ruh who owns Musky Innovations. This week our topic is the Bull Dawg and it's history. Check out this Podcast --> HERE

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Team Rhino Podcast Musky Innovations

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Todd Schulz Podcast

This week we talk with Todd Schulz of Musky Moon Guide Service. We talk about fall fishing on rivers, sucker fishing, and the value of Panoptix vs Side Imaging. Check out new episodes every Wednesday. If you need gear to get out musky fishing visit Team Rhino Outdoors (www.teamrhinooutdoors.com) and Musky Mayhem Tackle (www.muskymayhemtackle.com)

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Todd Schulz Podcast

 

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How to work a Suick Video

Fall is a great time to throw a Suick so in this video Jeff Hanson gives you a great idea on how to be successful with this bait.

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New Products from Drifter Tackle

We are always trying to expand our lineup and give musky anglers what they need and want to help put more and bigger fish in the net. We recently add a few new products and colors from Drifter Tackle to the website. Now available in exclusive Team Rhino Outdoors custom colors are the 10" Straight Believers, 10" Hell Hounds, 12" Super Believers, and 9" Super Believers. We also added new colors in the 20" Squirrely Jake and 12" Super Stalker. Those are all great products to help you have more success musky fishing this fall. Good Luck on the water. 

10" Hell Hounds

10" Straight Believers

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Kevin Pischke talks on and off the water tips

We asked Kevin Pischke with Lay in a Line Guide Service  (1) What is something you do off the water to help catch more fish? and (2) When your on the water and not contacting muskies what is 1 change you'll make. Below you'll the answers to these questions.

 

If you’re not contacting fish on the water what’s the one adjustment you make?

Boat position:

Where are the fish in relationship to the area / structure you are fishing? If it’s a spot that regularly holds and produces fish I’ll change my boat position before I do anything else. Has something like wind, current, sun, clouds, bait location or boat traffic caused them to change their position? Do I need to work the deepest edge off of a weed bed because high blue skis have pushed them deep? Do I need to cast parallel to a weed edge or rock bar because a wind driven current has them positioned in a different direction nosed into the current? Do I need to get up tight in the weeds or on a bar because heavy boat pressure has pushed fish into the areas? Maybe it’s as simple as the fish have seen baits being retrieved in the same manner all day and by working it deep to shallow versus shallow to deep is the simple change that will initiate a strike.

 

What is something you do off the water to help you succeed

 Maintain and organize fishing records.

I keep detailed records of my fishing and on my off time I will compile that data to track day to day fishing and also trends and results drawn out over a season. This can also be taken a step further to compare trends over several seasons. This helps you fine tune your fishing efforts to specific weather, season, and regional patterns. A good example would be tracking a change in fish behavior for a season with slow warming water temperatures that inhibited weed growth on a body of water that fish are heavily weed related because of a lack of other types of structure. A simpler day to day example of records would be how a certain direction wind affects the fish on a specific body of water.

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Phil Schweik talks on and off the water tips

We asked Phil Schweik with Hooksetters Guide Service  (1) What is something you do off the water to help catch more fish? and (2) When your on the water and not contacting muskies what is 1 change you'll make. Below you'll the answers to these questions. 

 #1 I work with several other tournament anglers and the guides that are on our Hooksetters staff and we share information as to what is working and what is not working to help each other become more successful when we are on the water. We share information as to what lures or baits are working, locations where we are catching fish, water temperature,  current flow rate, water level, and other different conditions that are pertinent to us catching fish. I also read a lot. 😄


#2. My first adjustment if I am not catching fish is changing locations . I'm a firm believer in the fact that the fish are always biting somewhere, you just have to find them. Secondly would be changing my presentation

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Gregg Thomas talks on and off the water tips

We asked Gregg Thomas with Battle The Beast Guide Service  (1) What is something you do off the water to help catch more fish? and (2) When your on the water and not contacting muskies what is 1 change you'll make. Below you'll the answers to these questions. 

(1) Off the water preparation can be very important.  Making lure alterations can be key to putting more fish in the boat.  Adding weight, taking weight out, reshafting spinners or even repairing broken lips all needs to completed off the water.  I mess with my baits a lot and after hours is the time for me to do that.  One thing that I do is add insert weights  to my crankbaits and jerkbaits.  By adding weights to lures it is a way to get a certain action deeper where the fish haven’t seen it before.  An example would be adding weights to twitch baits.  Normally these lures only go down 2 to 4 feet by adding weight you can get these lures to depths in areas where this type of action my not have been seen before.

(2) If I am not contacting fish there are number of things to try.  The one go to for me is changing depths. With the electrics that are available now fishing deeper and shallower water is even easier.  Depending on conditions making depth adjustments can be the key to boating more fish.  If you are experiencing a heat wave or long periods of high pressure moving the boat out and fishing a cast length off the structure may pay off.  If the area that you are fishing is a known “Good Area” and no fish are moving then moving off can be key.  If it is a strong cold front or low light situation. Going shallower can be good.  A sudden drop in water temperature either from a cold front or shade created by sun angle will trigger shallow water migrations.  Both of these migrations are something to consider when on the water.

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