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.

Boat Carpet Kills Fish

Ever see a fish with soars or scum balls on its sides? It could be because of dry boat carpet. It’s on the floor where you lay the fish after netteing. It’s on your deck where you measure the fish, … Continue reading

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Hoop Nets Around Wingdams

I have mentioned it before, but I am seeing it happen more than ever. Commercial Fisherman dropping Hoop Nets around Wingdams. You fish a wingdam and notice an area you can’t get passed, like a tree moved in. You lose … Continue reading

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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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