Author Archives: Dave Tackett

About Dave Tackett

Dave Tackett is from Sterling Illinois. An avid fisherman since childhood, he has fished all over the Midwest, mainly the Mississippi River pools 8-19. His home waters are pools 13 & 14. After fishing Bass tournaments for many years, he gave it up to fish for Walleye year round. He now guides and fishes for fun. He likes to take photos of the scenic places he visits on the river and likes to keep a video camera running to get footage for his Walleye DVDs. Photography is now where he most of his time working, using professional DSLR cameras and lens. These photos include landscape around the Mississippi River and the Rock River, river birds like eagles heron, egrets etc.

My New New Boat – Yamaha Vs Mercury

I bought a new boat in 1995, it was a 1994 16′ mirrorcraft V-bottom, with nice trailer and came with mercury 56# thrust trolling motor, and 50 hp mariner with tilt and trim and electric start. The boat had a … Continue reading

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How to Fillet Catfish with Electric Knife

How to Fillet Catfish with Electric Knife

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Learning How to Walleye Fish

I learned how to walleye fish at Belview Ia, at dam 12 tailwaters. My first trip I didn’t know anything, just used a 1/4 jig and minnow. I noticed about everyone else was back trolling with their motor, pulling 3-way … Continue reading

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Why do Catfisherman Cast Out so Far?

Why do Catfisherman Cast Out so Far? No one knows.

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Secrets to Catching Biggest Walleye

Secrets to Catching Walleye over 27″ is that many times they show up in places where you don’t want to go back to. Like if you get ready to leave an area and you catch a big one way off … Continue reading

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