2018 BLOGS

Fading Fast

Posted on February 22nd, 2018

It's 50 degrees, pouring down rain, and the ice is on the way to being unsafe as I'm typing this. I'm not even going to pretend that I'm happy about it. I had big dreams for March ice fishing, but unless things hold up north those thoughts are fading fast. The good news is we aren't far from getting the boats out. But before we get to any of that, I've got to wrap up what went down on the hardwater.

This year was nothing short of amazing for the perch fishery on Muskegon Lake. There are some strong year classes of Lake Michigan fish that are driving this fishery. There are so many of them it can be challenging at times. There have been so many instances of catching good ones on every drop that the thought of moving if things aren't absolutely perfect is always on my mind. We like to call it "getting greedy", sometimes it pays off sometimes it does not. But the numbers of fish on the Humminbird was just crazy. I think we have a few great years ahead of us.




Posted on January 31st, 2018

We are back from the show! We had a good time at the show and got to introduce a lot of people to the FishSens underwater cameras. I also got to see a lot of friends I don't normally see in the offseason, which is always one of the best parts of the show. A few of them walked away with FishSens SondeCAMs too. I am really looking forward to seeing what kind of footage they record with their new underwater cameras. As a side note though, look for some promo codes in the coming months from us.

I mentioned in my last blog that I was finally going to get out perch fishing. I got out a day or two before the fishing show and although I wasn't expecting much, after about 8 holes I found out one of my areas was holding the mega school. It was ridiculous, especially for an evening bite. My buddy and I both got limits of really nice fish in no time. One of the important things to finding this area was looking at contours. Last year while I was out there with my Humminbird Fishsmart app with the Muskegon Lake map, the area became pretty obvious and was holding some giants. Then the ice went away and I never got to test it's true potential. Mapping on that big water is so critical since you can't just cut ice everywhere. If I am going to go out there and drill 100 holes, the more precise I can make them the better. I'm using my Helix 7 with the Lakemaster chip for mapping out there now, so things are even easier and more convenient.



Back To It

Posted on January 10th, 2018

Things always seem to slow down during hunting season and the holidays with the family. Things are a little more relaxed but it's time to get back to it. We are swinging right into show season this weekend with the Novi Ultimate fishing show.
                FishSens will be back at the show this year so please stop by and take a minute to check out our American  made underwater cameras. We will also have show special pricing on them so if you are thinking about one this year, this is the time. It is shaping up to an exciting year with FishSens as we have a brand manager in the picture now. Be on the lookout for an expanded presence in the market and some new products coming.

I'm especially looking forward to it because I will be out of the house. I have been crushed by the flu the last 3 days. What was scheduled to be a free for all weekend of perching on Muskegon turned into laying on the bathroom floor and eating saltines for several hours a day.