Glenn Walker

Glenn Walker began fishing at age 2 and spent his summers fishing the Mississippi River. He fished his first tournament in 2001 and has gone on to win BFL Big Bass Awards, tournaments and a fifth place finish in the MN Silverado Pro-Am. To learn more, visit fishglenn.com.

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Swimming Jigs for Bass

Posted by: Glenn Walker Updated: October 8, 2009 - 10:00 PM

Swimming a jig is a technique that was made popular by some of the top bass fisherman on the Upper Mississippi River, but its impact has stretched across the nation!  Top anglers from Canada all the way down to Florida and Texas rely on this technique and lure to put bass in their boats all year long.

Up until this year, I have just used the RC Tackle Swim Jig for shallow water on the Mississippi River, but this year fishing the lakes in Minnesota I refined this technique to deeper water.  By using a bigger 3/8 oz. jig, compared to my normal 1/4 oz. jig and varying retrieves helped make this a successful tactic for me this season.

Instead of me writing more about this lure and technique, I urge you to take a look at this video that takes a look at the jig and technique!!

Multiple Species Presentations

Posted by: Glenn Walker Updated: August 8, 2009 - 5:05 PM
From the Mississippi River to the Le Homme Dieu chain of lakes I have caught bass and pike doing these three presentations.

Swimming a Jig
A 1/4 oz. swim jig in either a shad imitating color or a natural bluegill color will attract both species of fish and is very easy and effective to fish.  You can throw this lure in any kind of cover and the chance of it getting hung up is low, but the chance of getting a bite is high.  I prefer an RC Tackle jig in splatterback shad or bluegill.  The color of the jig and the grub will depend on the water clarity you are fishing.

Flipping a Tube
Rigging a 4 inch tube on a Texas-rig is a great way to slow down and fish for the less active fish.  I like to use a 1/4 oz. weight and a 4/0 Eagle Claw HP Tube Hook.  This hook is very effective, because it keeps your tube snug and reduces the amount of time fixing your bait.  Again colors will depend on the water clarity, but green pumpkin, black and blue and junebug are among my favorites

Swimbaits
Using soft plastic swimbaits in the Midwest is on the rise and for good reason, pike and bass LOVE them!!  There are many brands out there that have some very natural looking colors.  Using a sharp hook, with a wire keeper on it keeps the bait running true, much like this Eagle Claw Hook.

Whether you are looking for an action packed afternoon of catching fish or are looking to get a friend, family member or even better a young angler into a mess of fish, I suggest grabbing some of these lures and heading out to your favorite body of water to give them a try!

Fourth of July Bass Fishing

Posted by: Glenn Walker Updated: July 6, 2009 - 8:00 AM
After a successful weekend down on the river last weekend, I was looking forward to heading back down to the Mighty Miss and catching some more bass!  Well the conditions had changed a bit, but I made some changes to my presentation and moved to some new areas and was again catching some fish.

I was throwing a 1/4 oz. RC Tackle Swimming Jig around eel grass and lilypads.  Varying my retrieve speed was key to triggering the bass to bite.  I also used a variety of topwater frogs which brought some fun topwater action.  The key with the frog was to walk it all the way back to the boat, because many of the strikes would happen in open water.

A big key to my frog fishing this year has been using the new Quantum Burner reel.  This high-speed reel allows me to pick up a lot of slack and get a bass out of the slop very quickly.

Many of the areas I was fishing, also held a lot of northern pike.  To avoid break off's, I used 30 and 65 lb. Power Pro line to get the fish out of the nastiest of cover.

So grab some swim jigs and frogs, go find some vegetation on your favorite body of water and get ready for some fast action.
      

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