Two Armed Success

This past weekend was “free fishing weekend” in Michigan. Meaning, no license needed to get out on the water. Well I took full advantage of this to get my wife out despite having had 4″ of rain fall on us the night before.

K&E Tackle No Tangle Rig

K&E Tackle No Tangle Rig

Since she hadn’t been fishing since she was a little girl, I decided to keep it simple. In this day and age of finesse plastics, top water lures, crank baits and jerk baits I figured the easiest way to get someone into our great sport would be the good old fashioned hook and worm.

Michelle Devera lands a white bass on a K&E Tackle No Tangle Rig

Michelle Devera lands a white bass on a K&E Tackle No Tangle Rig

Targeting panfish, I pulled a K&E Tackle No Tangle Rig out of my bag and asked her to get it out of the package while I cut up a few night crawlers. After she had it ready to go I added a sinker and showed her how to thread a worm onto the hook and how to cast. She took right to it.

I set myself up the same way, cast my line and the waiting game began. It was a really slow day, as the water looked like coffee (remember the 4″ of rain the night before) and we kept getting caught on grass floating on top of the water. However, as a few guys walked over and talked to us she got to see firsthand the comradery that extends between us fishermen.

Despite the conditions, we did get a fish, a little white bass, and I’ll admit that she caught it. Even though the fishing was a bit tough and the circumstances were not perfect, we had a couple of hours out on the water together that made for some good memories.

Until next time friends…

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Avatar photo About the Author: Joe DeVera is a tournament ice fisherman from Southeast Michigan. Gaining interest with his local newspaper and public access channel, Joe has had a chance to promote the sport of ice fishing on a limited basis and is excited at the opportunity to help grow the sport and the companies he represents. Working with various companies and websites Joe has had the opportunity to work various trade shows along with writing articles on a variety of ice fishing topics as well as several reviews. Giving back through education is important to Joe, therefore he is dedicated to giving seminars and making videos aimed at teaching tips and tricks through social media, Also donating his time with the NAIFC's Kids Camp as well as other youth oriented ice fishing events. As a member of the J&E Ice Fishing team, Joe spent the 2015 season honing his skills as a tournament angler on a small local circuit where he and his partner compiled five top 5 finishes, including two 3rd place as well as “Big Gill” award. Fishing the NAIFC series, Joe and partner Bill Banghart have two top 10 finishes and consecutively finished in the top 15 in Team of the Year points the past two seasons.

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