Steve Herbeck

Big Water Boat Control

Posted on April 15, 2014 by .

While big winds can be overwhelming for fishermen, there are many positive effects of the wind in muskie fishing. These include higher oxygen levels; light diffusion; current and current breaks; more efficient predator feeding; and predictable muskie location. All these benefits are undeniable and important to understand. Over the years, many of my most exciting fishing…

Create Lasting Memories by Taking Your Child Panfishing

Posted on June 26, 2013 by .

Fishing has been a sport and an experience enjoyed by youngsters and families since the beginning of time, and virtually every adult fisherman or woman can recall his or her first outing on a lake. It might have been with dad, or it could have been with the whole family, but those moments and memories…

Professional Backtrolling Techniques

Posted on June 11, 2013 by .

If you’re a walleye fisherman, you may want to rethink your current strategy for back-trolling. Today’s most useful trend for good walleye fishing is to use larger boats with larger motors that afford console steering for more precise operation and handling. While control may be an issue with larger units, I’ve found that you can…

Three Muskie Fishing Tactics to Catch the Big One

Posted on April 22, 2013 by .

When it comes to muskie fishing, there are a lot of opinions, but one thing most fishers agree on is that warm-water muskies can be some of the most difficult to catch. Before you set out on your next muskie fishing expedition to capture the big one, here are three tips to help you select…

Musky Fishing with Planer Boards

Posted on December 19, 2012 by .

Muskie fishing demands the careful placement of bait in areas where traditional methods are ineffective. The planer board was introduced many years ago with the emphasis on presenting live bait in a horizontal presentation. Using a planer board allows the angler to place the bait closer to the favorite hiding places of the most evasive…

Soft Muskie Baits (Pre-Bulldawg)

Posted on December 3, 2012 by .

When it comes to musky fishing, jerk baits and crankbaits have been the standard, but recently, something new has come along that has fisherman scratching their heads. A new mystery bait made of plastic has been pulling in huge muskies at Eagle Lake, Ontario, but even the most experienced fishermen aren’t sure how to use it….