Contrary to common belief, Shimano reels are not made in the USA but Japan. Here, at the company’s headquarters in the city of Sakai, all of Shimano’s high-end, premium reels are manufactured and shipped out to the world.
Today, most of Abu Garcia’s reel models are made in Asia. However, the C3 and C4 4000-6000 series of their classic round baitcaster reel, the Ambassadeur, are still manufactured in the original Abu Garcia factory in the Swedish city of Svangsta.
When targeting muskie in clear water conditions, stick to high retrieve speed lures such as bucktails, soft plastic jerk baits, and crankbaits. The best lures colors for clear water musky include black, white, and gold.
When fishing for musky in murky water, go with lures that produce a lot of sound and vibration. Topwater lures, wobbling crankbaits, and double-bladed bucktails all work great in such conditions. When it comes to lure colors, both white, chartreuse, and black have proven most successful.
When jigging for lake trout through the ice, a braided mainline of 10-15lb is your best pick. The best ice fishing line for lakers on the tip-up would be a 25-30lb vinyl-coated polyester line.
Perch are spring spawners that lay and fertilize their eggs annually between early April and late May in water temperatures between 45 and 58F. They can spawn in both shallow lake areas and low current tributaries.
Crappie fishing in clear water is super fun and can produce impressive results. If you stick to white, chartreuse, and red jigs, inline spinners, or spinnerbaits, you’ll be sure to hook up with some great slabs.