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.

Fisherman – You’re Being Watched

No matter where you go on the water, people are watching you. There is a constant stream of trucks with trailer hitches driving through boat ramps or any look out. People in houses and cabins along the river watch with … Continue reading

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Walleye By Big Slough

All those house and cabins along big slough, and some on the Iowa side, the ones who watch other fisherman with spy glasses, then race to the spot after they leave, seem to struggle to catch Walleye, so this is … Continue reading

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New Canon Pro 100 Printer

I bought a new Canon Pro 100 printer and love it so far. I printed about 50 8×10″ and a few 11×14″ before I needed to refill a cartridge and that all went ok. The printing sure is different from … Continue reading

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Shimano Caenan 150 6.3:1 Right Hand Baitcast Fishing Reel – CAE-150A Review

This reel is junk, don’t believe the reviews you get from sponsored bass fisherman. The reel is expensive, it doesn’t have any magnetic brakes. If you want to know what that’s like, try casting your baitcasters with magnetic brake turned … Continue reading

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July Photos

I have been spending a lot of time getting photos in July with all the high water. So it’s been a very good year for photos and continues on. I am getting so many good photos I am overwhelmed with … Continue reading

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