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Spring River Walleye Fishing Tips for Monster Fish

Bismarck, ND is known for being the state capital of North Dakota. Did you also know it's home of the new North Dakota state walleye record? Yes, the elusive walleye record that stood tall for over 5 decades finally came crashing down right in the city limits of...

Bottom Bouncer Fishing 101 for Walleyes

A fisherman from South Dakota invented the bottom bouncer a few decades ago, and it was arguably one of the most notable changes in walleye fishing we’ve ever seen.  There are so many ways to fish bottom bouncers, making it one of the most versatile tactics for...

Best Underwater Fishing Camera for ALL Situations

Do you remember the first time you used an underwater fishing camera? I do, clearly. I was at a bait shop in Detroit Lakes, MN and they were renting one out. My dad rented it and we ventured out to our favorite, family lake. I was in awe with what I saw...

Best Fishing Knot Tool for Everyone

I was introduced recently to a fishing knot tool that I thought was pretty darn cool.  Now I'm pretty confident with my fishing knots, especially for Mono and Braid.  But I always am looking for new ideas when it comes to fishing knots for leaders.  I've used...

Best Ice Cleats on Hardwater

Have you ever ended up on your back, looking up, after slipping on the ice?  Well, I’ve been there, more than once. And each time, as I look up the first thing on my mind is, why aren’t I wearing ice cleats???The reality is, if you’re going to be spending...

Eskimo Ice Fishing Tent Review – Fatfish 6120i

I've fished out of A LOT of ice fishing tents (or hubs) in the wintertime.  Nowadays, there's a lot of great flip over ice house and pop up tent options.  But I've found what I think is my personal favorite, and that's the Eskimo ice fishing tents that stand out to...

Eskimo Ice Anchor Drill Adapter Review

Now here is a prime example of a simple product that saves your back (and time). The Eskimo Ice Anchor Drill Adapter is an amazing tool for drilling in your ice anchors with your power drill.  It's simple.  You just connect the ice anchor adapter with your drill, and...

Lisa’s Infamous Walleye Cakes Recipe

My wife makes some AMAZING walleye cakes.  We're talking, REAL GOOD.  At the campground we frequent in the summer, they're a monster hit. The idea for these originated for our love for crab cakes.  We thought, why not modify the recipe for walleye?  And the rest is...

Best Cordless Drill & Auger Setups on the Ice

Are you looking for the optimal cordless drill ice auger combination?  Good news is, I’ve done all the homework and research…and I have a killer setup that only cost me a little over $300.  After a long weekend of testing my new cordless drill ice auger adaptor, I was...

How to Catch Walleye Consistently in the Wintertime

I'm having a really good winter for walleyes this year. So good actually, that I felt it was worth some time at my desk to write about it.  You know as they say, you'd rather be lucky then good...but knowing where to start really helps.  Learning how to...

Best Ice Fishing Rod and Reel Combo for Walleyes

As I get older, I find myself getting a bit annoyed with the prices of ice fishing gear these days.  The price of ice houses, sonars, heck even walleye lures ain't cheap anymore...  It’s not that I’m a dimestore fisherman, but I tend to look more for value...

Best Ice Fishing Light / LED Lantern for Ice Houses

For YEARS I've been searching for the best light for my portable ice fishing house. Seriously, my shop is like a fishing lantern museum.I've got 3 "old school" propane lanterns that run off mantles.2 "old school" flashlights that run off the BIG batteries.And I have...

Best Walleye Ice Fishing Lures for All Ocassions

I love catching walleyes all year, and ice fishing season is no different. I spend countless hours on the ice, fishing for walleye. And like any angler, I've taken a few mental notes along the way. From early ice to the dead of winter, these are my 5 best...

Ice Thickness Chart for Hardwater Fishing

CURRENTLY EXPECT BETWEEN 12 - 20 INCHES ON MOST LAKES ACROSS THE MIDWEST. Check the ice thickness chart closely, especially if you plan on ice fishing with a vehicle.  And if you don't know where you're going, stay on the chosen path... 😉 Currently, ice fishing has...

Walleye Spinnerbaits in the Trees

Walleye fishing can be a chess match it seems, at times.  If you don't know what I mean, come and fish the north end of Lake Oahe in North Dakota in the early fall.  Don't get me wrong, it's still fishing and I love every minute of it.  But when the temps...

Prepping for a Walleye Tournament

I can't believe it's that time of year already, we're approaching early fall and that means one thing...FALL BITE.  Yes, walleyes will know that winter is coming soon and will start to put on the feedbags.  I used to do A LOT of hunting each fall, but I find myself...

Best Snap Weights for Trolling

There's no doubt that trolling has come a long ways, in the last decade especially.  It's not that some of the methods used are new, but the amount of people using them successfully is definitely changing.  But if you want my opinion, there's no easier or efficient...

Mister Twister Electric Fillet Knife Review

We are back, and yes, its another electric fillet knife article!  Ill be completely honest, I got A LOT of feedback when I chose the Mister Twister electric fillet knife as my number one option when I reviewed the 6 Best Electric Fishing Knives of 2018....

Mid-Summer Walleye Trolling

When August rolls around, fishing everywhere can get a bit tough at times.  While fishing for us lately has been fantastic, you can't always bank on great fishing this time of year.  Mid-Summer walleyes tend to go deeper and scatter, so that's when I get into seek and...

Skeeter WX2190 Boat Review

I love my Skeeter WX2190 boat.  To be blatantly honest, what worries me most about writing this review is having to KNOCK ON WOOD 100 times throughout the process.  I really don't care what boat you have, with so much going on it's bound to have issues at...

Folbe Rod Holders – 10 Year Use Review

These days you'll find A LOT of rod holders on the market for fishing walleyes.  I've done a rod holder review recently, and you can see some of my favorites.  But this time, I'm just going to focus on BY FAR my favorite walleye trolling rod holder, Folbe rod...

Bandit Lures Walleye Deep Model Review

Over the past couple of years, I've been hearing about these Bandits that were catching consistent big bites on Lake Erie. As an avid walleye angler and troller, I was intrigued. As this summer approached, the big walleyes go deep. You need baits that not...

Matzuo Death Roll Hooks Review

Slow Death hooks are here to stay in the walleye world, as they've proven time and time again the past so many years that they just flat out work.  My tackle box, is FULL of various slow death hooks...I feel like I've tried them all.  To be fair, any slow...

Digital Fishing Scale Review – Best of 2018

Whether you are a tournament fisherman or the casual weekend warrior, there is a place in every fisherman's tackle bag for an electronic fish scale.  In this review we break down what we consider the top options for "Best Digital Fish Scale" of 2018.  We base our...

Lake Sakakawea Fishing Report – 6-23-18 – East End

This is your Lake Sakakawea fishing report for June 23rd,, 2018...See our last report from June 12th. The bite continues to be decent on the East End of Lake Sakakawea, although it can be tough some days.  A week ago, a shallow bite was a guarantee...now the fish are...

Lake Sakakawea Fishing Report 6-12-18

If you're looking for a Lake Sakakawea fishing report, I can tell you, the time is now (and should only get better)...  We put in at Dakota Waters landing near Beulah, ND and ran FAR west.  We fished the Skunk Bay area, and a lot of good walleyes came at 10-15 feet. ...

Trolling Reels – Best Fishing Reels for Trolling

By now, you're probably getting sick of me talking about my love for trolling for walleyes.  If you've read any of my reviews here at Review Your Gear, you'll know that I have quite a fancy for walleyes.  And I've become used to trolling...A LOT.  Is it my...

How to Encourage Kids to Go Fishing

As a father of 3, I find it at times challenging in this day and age to get my kids out fishing.  In the era of technology, and my kids are loving it, it also takes away from the time kid's spend outdoors.  Personally, I feel there is a place for it, but at the end of...

The Ultimate Walleye Trolling Guide

Hi, my name is Chris, and I'm a crankaholic... Yes, I will admit it; I have a problem. I love to fish and when open water season warms up, I love walleye trolling. And not just any walleye trolling, I like to take an efficient approach to my fishing. Let...

Fishing For Beginners – Our Guide to Start Fishing

Fishing For Beginners.....Welcome to The Beginners Fishing Guide! Are you new to fishing?  We have EVERYTHING you need to get started and be successful! If you are new to fishing and looking for beginner fishing gear, pointers, advice, or recommendations...

Post Spawn Walleye Trolling – Lake Oahe, ND

WHERE: Lake Oahe, (North Dakota side) WHEN: May 12-13th WHAT: Trolling Walleyes with Crankbaits WATER TEMP: 54 Degrees Well it's that time of year on one of my favorite lakes here in North Dakota, Lake Oahe.  The spawn has concluded across most of the lake...

May 8, 2018 – Pre-Spawn Spring Crappie Fishing

May 8, 2018 What: Pre-Spawn Spring Crappie Fishing. Location: Eastern Nebraska Conditions: Mostly sunny and warm, 85 degrees.  Northwest wind 10-15mph.  Water Temp: 70-72 degrees.     The spring crappie bite is heating up in much of the midwest...

Walleye Fishing Report 5-4-18

About once a semester during the school year, I yank my kids out of school and take them fishing.  I have no remorse for a day off from school, father/son/daughter time is just as important.  But forget the political side of things, let's talk about our walleye...

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