Northland Fishing Tackle’s Nick Linder breaks down the basics of basin crappies
BEMIDJI, Minn. (January 12, 2020) – We’re squarely in midwinter. Lion’s share of the crappies you targeted in the bays and weedy shallows have drifted offshore. Skinny water is becoming more sterile as vegetation dies-off and subsurface water temps dip – the warmer water now deep, ranging around 39-degrees.
Another phenomenon that occurs in late January into February and March is the animation of larval insects, such as bloodworms, on mud and marl basins. Joining them is a circus of zooplankton rising and falling in the water column, moving up as the sun goes down.
In this episode, Northland’s Nick Lindner demonstrates how to locate and catch deep crappies, rejecting the notion that the dead-of-winter is the buzzkill for ice fishing success.
Lindner employs Northland’s Tungsten Punch™ Jig, with its increased weight-to-size ratio. Due its novel head design, Northland was able to achieve a fall rate 20% faster than traditional tungsten. Faster fall rate means quick-to-the-fish, intense action when paired with plastics or live bait, and a new way to fish smaller jigs deeper. A premium wide-gap hook ensures you don’t just get to the fish fast, but you hook them just as quickly. Tungsten Punch™ Jigs are available in 3 sizes (1/12 oz., 1/20 oz., and 1/32 oz.) and 8 different fish-catching colors. Each pack contains two (2) Tungsten Punch™ Jig’s per card.
In 1975, a young Northwoods fishing guide named John Peterson started pouring jigs and tying tackle for his clients in a small remote cabin in northern Minnesota. The lures were innovative, made with high quality components, and most importantly, were catching fish when no other baits were working! Word spread like wildfire, the phone started ringing… and the Northland Fishing Tackle® brand was in hot demand! For 40 years now, John and the Northland® team have been designing, testing and perfecting an exclusive line of products that catch fish like no other brand on the market today. Manufactured in the heart of Minnesota’s finest fishing waters, Northland® is one of the country’s leading producers of premium quality jigs, live bait rigs, spinnerbaits and spoons for crappies, bluegills, perch, walleyes, bass, trout, northern pike and muskies.
ABOUT Bagley Bait Company
The personality of any company comes from its founder. Jim Bagley was an inventive, fun-loving, passionate fisherman who became one the most respected legends in the fishing tackle industry. In late 2010, Jarmo Rapala and a group of investors bought Bagley Bait Company. As an admirer of Jim Bagley for his attention to quality and of his product ingenuity and innovation, Jarmo initiated significant changes in operations, enhanced production processes and quality control. Now in 2020, Northland® Fishing Tackle, along with Jarmo as its Chief Lure Designer, maintain the legacy of creating premium balsa crankbaits and topwater lures, as well as jigs and spoons for both freshwater and saltwater anglers.