Brereton Lake, Big Space, Tough Ice Fishing


This week I had the opportunity to go ice fishing on Brereton Lake with Dave, Evan, and Ben. While I’ve obviously known Dave for awhile, this would be my first time meeting either Ben or Evan. We would be targeting crappie in particular, although I know from experience that there are also walleye and pike. I was looking forward to…

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hatch spin

Hatch Spin, get deep! From Lunkerhunt – The Hookup


The Hatch Spin, from Lunkerhunt Hey everyone, for today’s review I am talking about the Hatch Spin, from Lunkerhunt. This came to me in a box from Simple Fishing, a Canadian focused fishing tackle subscription box. I have received a few of these lures over the last year. The realistic paint job and solid metal body always impress me. One of…

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tree stand

Tree Stand Setup with Dave, Tips and Tricks


Tree Stand Tree stands, there are many different kinds out there. Climbers, Hang-on, Platforms, and etc. By far my favorite are the ladder style tree stands. Like other aspects of hunting, they take a bit of work to set up and prepare for the season. Once you do, however, you are rewarded with a fantastic view and a big advantage…

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larva

Larva, fits in with the bugs, by Fanatik Baits – The Hookup


The Larva, from Fanatik Lures The review today is for the 3.5″ Larva plastic, from Fanatik Baits.  This came to me in a box from Simple Fishing, a Canadian focused fishing tackle subscription box. I had received a few packs of Fanatik plastics in previous RLM Elite boxes, and was always impressed by the quality. The Larva immediately reminded me of the mayfly…

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Windigo, Versatile Spoon, from Majik – The Hookup


The Windigo, from Majik This review is for the Windigo spoon, by Majik. This came to me in a box from Simple Fishing, a Canadian focused fishing tackle subscription box. I had received a spoon or two from Majik in previous RLM Elite boxes, and was always impressed by the quality. Spoons in general are a classic Canadian fishing lure, and…

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Pit BBQ, a Taste of Grilling History


Anyone who knows me, knows I love to cook. Furthermore, I love to experiment with cooking and try new things. It was to no one’s surprise, therefore, that this summer I decided to attempt a traditional pit BBQ. Not just your typical brick fire pit with a rack over it, mind you. No, I wanted to go beyond tradition. I’m…

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the runt

Runt, from Catch Co – The Hookup


The Runt, from Catch Co This review is for the Runt, by Catch Co. This comes from the Karl’s Bait and Tackle shop found on the Mystery Tackle Box website. I had received a few Catch Co lures in my Mystery Tackle Box before they started an online tackle shop, and was always impressed by the quality. It was no…

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gozilla

Gozilla, from Bam Baits – The Hookup


Gozilla 4″, by Bam Baits Today, I reviewed the Gozilla 4″ plastic lures from Bam Baits. Bam Baits is a Canadian company and the slogan on their packaging is “True North Tough!” Tough is certainly an accurate description of the Gozilla, as these things are beefy! They of course have a variety of colors and for this review I looked…

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