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Get better control of the depths, keep your lures free from debris, walks on two legs, won't spin, tangle free, less knots, easy to use & store. Clip-on sinkers and bottom bouncing slip sinkers, the best trolling sinkers around and the price is hard to beat. I caught 3 Walleye over 11 pounds using these Clip-on Sinkers at Lake Erie! They work on the mississippi River too! The slip sinkers are a must have for rivers and lakes. No more tieing knots all day with a 3-way rig, just run line through the sinker and tie to leader, just one knot!
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Lake Erie Walleye DVD

New 2009 Fishing DVD! Three Walleye over 10#! Advanced trolling techniques. I made a trip just to get footage to show how to catch big Walleye using my clip-on trolling sikers and planer boards.

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How to Fillet Fish DVD
Fillet fish fast with electric knife. Panfish, Bass, Walleye and Catfish

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How to Tie Jigs Fishing DVD
New edition is now 100 minutes long. Learn to tie acrylic hair, bucktail, rubber shirt jigs; pour sinkers and jigs; sinker rigs, floater rigs, slip-sinker rigs, crawler harness spinner rigs and more.

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2017 Photos

May 5, 2017 Woodpeckers, Racoons, Eagles, Egale chicks, Orioles, Turtles
May 3, 2017 green heron, blue grey gnatcatcher, green heron, eagles, sandhill cranes, whitecapped sparrow, rock river, diving terns, sunrises, oppold marina, sterling IL
April 2017 Clinto Iowa Fulton Illinois, mississippi river photos, rock river photos, wildlife photos, duck photos, otter photos, rock river otter, eagle photos, eagle nest photos, pelican, hawk, kingfisher
March 2017 Clinto Iowa Fulton Illinois, Mississippi River pool 13 & 14 March was a good month for photos. I got some of my best Peregrine Falcon, Sharp-shinned Hawk and Pileated Woodpecker photos, some nice eagle photos, some of my best duck photos, swans, geese, and more.
March 17, 2017 These photos were from one good day. I had to break 2" of ice at the Fulton IL ramp, it was 10* with NW winds. I just went out to get photos, there was ice flow coming down river and it was too cold to take my little dog on a long boat ride to the dam to go fishing, so I spent a couple hours hetting photos and then loaded up and went up above the dam and rode around getting more photos. It was one of the best days I have had getting photos. There was the Sharp shinned Hawk and Pileated Woodpeckers chasing each other around and playing games, the Falcon was still there, last time I saw the them; there was lots of ducks and Eagles around and saw a couple Redtailed Hawks as well.
January photos Eagle, hawk, mink, wildlife, mississippi river, rock river, walleye, songbirds, storms, ducks, swans, cranes, Clinto Iowa Fulton Illinois bridge, Mississippi River pool 14
February Photos Eagle, hawk, mink, wildlife, mississippi river, rock river, walleye, songbirds, storms, ducks, swans, cranes, Clinto Iowa Fulton Illinois bridge, Mississippi River pool 14
Clinto Iowa Fulton Illinois bridge, Mississippi River pool 14

2016 Photos

Best Storm photosTornado, Thunderstoms, lightning
December 2016 Mississippi river and Rock River Mink, eagles, deer, songbirds, river birds, waterfowl
November 2016 Mississippi river and Rock River Hawks, eagles, deer, songbirds, river birds, waterfowl and Osprey
October 2016 Mississippi river and Rock River Hawks, eagles, deer, songbirds, river birds, waterfowl and Osprey
September 2016 Mississippi river and Rock River Hawks, Falcons and Osprey, mink
Hawks Mississippi river and Rock River Hawks, Falcons and Osprey
August 2016 Mississippi river, rock river, mink, songbirds
American Mink I spent 4 days taking photos of a mink family on the mississippi river. They were catching giant crawdads and one rock bass. I saw an eagle swoop down by them, not sure what that was about but the mink saw it coming and were flashing red mouths and big teeth. The mom was feeding the young and herself. She would leave crawdads along the bank for the kits to find later. I saw her teaching the kits how to find food on their own. They didn't mind me at all, watching from my boat. The mom prefered a keep back a little further but even she got used to me and seem to follow me around when I started to leave. I likely made it safer for them with all the eagles that like to hang around that area where they have a nest. I did take some video but it's pretty shakey. I couldn't move around too much to set up a tripod without spooking them and there was boat waves at times anyway. This was last week and ever since then the river has been high, muddy and it's been windy. The last time I went over I didn't see any around. There is a lot of photos. I toosed aside a lot of good photos and still ended up with too many so I will have to keep working on cutting this collection back.
American Mink video

Re-edit from 2015
Smokey Mountain National Park Clingmans dome

July 2016 Birds eagles, eagle chicks, mississippi river, rock river, egret, heron, kingfisher, cedar waxwing, warbler, hummingbird, mississippi river, sandhill cranes
Flowers July 2016 Flowers, butterflies, swallowtail, sterling IL
Scenery July 2016 mississippi river, rock river, nature photos
July Skies 2016 mississippi river sunrises, storm photos

All Photos June 2016 eagles, eagles nest, eagle chicks, mississippi river, rock river, wildlife, nature photos
River bird Photos June 2016 eagles, eagles nest, eagle chicks, mississippi river birds, rock river birds, heron, egret, waterfowl, sandhill cranes
Songbird Photos June 2016 song bird photos, boston oriole, orchard oriole, kingfisher, hummingbird, warblers, american redstart, cuckoo birds, woodpeckers, and many more
Scenic Photos June 2016 Scenic mississippi river photos, rock river photos, eagle point park lodge, storms, sunrises
Wildlife Photos June 2016 wildlife photos, whitetailed deer, wild turkeys, ground hog

May 2016 Lake Erie, Mississippi River, Rock River, wildlife photos, songbirds, eagles, green heron, blue heron, egret, river birds, rock river, ducks, kingfisher, hawk, eagles nest, eagle chicks, eagle point park, woodies, hawk, kildeer, sandhill cranes, storms, sunrise and much more

April 2016 eagles, eagles nest, eagle chicks, eagle point park, woodies, egrets, heropn, green heron, kingfisher, hawk, rock river, mississippi river, (Adobe LR Gallery)

March 2016 - Mississippi River and rock river photos. New Adobe Lightroom gallery. I am now using adone creative cloud that comes with lightroom and PS, so there should be an improvement in my photo editing. Photos taken with 2 canon 7d cameras, one with a canon 100-400L and the other camera armed with a 17-55mm canon lens. Photos always taken in manual modes, RAW format

February 2016 cardinals, eagles, house finch, red bellied woodpecker, muskrat, rock river, song sparrow, redtailed hawk, beaver

Jan 2016 - Song birds, night sky, Mississippi River, Eagles, Rock river, Belview

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Dave Tackett from Sterling Illinois has been making Fishing Cartoons since 2002. These cartoons are made by a fisherman for fisherman. The subjects include Bass cartoons, Walleye cartoons, Catfish cartoons, Panfish cartoons, ice fishing cartoons, Carp cartoons, kids fishing, woman fishing, and moron fishing. Fisheadtackle is the original website that makes fishead cartoons. If you use a cartoon on your website, please have a working link to http://www.fisheadtackle.com
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