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Cold Water Jigging from Shore

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I always struggle this time of year in Madison.  Line freezes to the guides so fast you can't cast, the fish are still deep, and the ice is to thin to venture out on.  Don't get me wrong I'm still fishing, their just isn't a whole hell of a lot of catching going on.  The high today was cold and with the wind chill it was a few degrees below that.  Madison parks department has pulled all the docks so finding productive areas to fish from the shore is becoming a real challenge.  Still for whatever reason I suit up and head out into the blinding cold.
Jigging is the name of the game for me right now.  Off break walls, bridges, and the terrace, if I can drop a vertical line off the side you'll probably find me out there.  I am almost exclusively jigging Echotails, mostly for walleyes, maybe the occasional perch.  Really I am just looking for anything that is willing to bite.  For the walleyes I like to use the 1/2 oz. for perch the 1/10th oz. is hard to beat.  Being abl…

Things Don't Always Go Right

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Today while lying around the house dealing with my cold, I found myself reminiscing about this years fishing season.  Specifically looking back at the times things didn't go right.  Sometimes despite having the best laid plans things just go wrong.  Whether it's equipment failure, bad weather, or getting skunked, if you fish long enough things happen...
I must admit that even though things don't always go my way, I almost always end the trip with a laugh.  Good friends and good fishing go hand in hand so get out there and catch some fish, tell some stories, and make new memories with those that mean the most to you.  
Tight Lines.

An Article I Wrote for Lake-Link.com

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A few months back I was asked if I would be interested in writing an article for a regional fishing website.  It was a real struggle for me to try and write something that wasn't blog specific.  While surfing the web today I found the article and it seemed a little surreal.  Check it out if your so inclined and leave a comment with what you think of it.  Here is the link to the article.
As for the blog, I have been sick and the lakes are turning over so I haven't been out recently.  I will be out fishing again soon.  Many more tips, tricks, stories, and reviews are in the works so stay tuned.  You can follow along here as well as on Instagram, Twitter, and Tumblr by searching for Shorebound Hero.

Tight Lines.

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