Holiday Lure GIVEAWAY Contest, Early Winter=Earlier Ice Fishing, New "How-to" Manuals, 2019 Wausau Show
"BELOW-AVERAGE" LATE FALL TEMPERATURES BROUGHT ON EARLY ICE IN 2019
JAMES GANG LURE GIVEAWAY CONTEST
WINNER WILL RECEIVE A LOVERTAIL 2, BEE WHACKER, 2x 3/8 oz THIN-WIRE SPINNERBAITS, AND A COPY OF OUR NEW JAMES GANG "HOW-TO" MANUAL
During the remainder of the Christmas season, James Gang Fishing Company will be running a lure-giveaway contest. No purchase is necessary. All that we are asking to do is to sign up for our Newsletter (usually bi-weekly during the open water fishing season) with your email address. You can opt out at anytime. When we complete a new fishing report and lure update blog, we will immediately send a copy to your email. A random winner will be selected and the package should ship around Dec 29, 2018.
Each person who signs up with receive a free PDF e-book of our new "How-To" manuals for using our premium, hand-crafted fishing lures.
Our NEW James Gang Fishing Company "HOW-TO" Fishing Manuals
Alex and I recently designed and wrote a 45 page "HOW-TO" manual that instructs anglers on how to use our lures. This was inspired by the extreme customer service and the sheet of tips that lure manufacturers commonly provided in the 1900s-1950s. We have a chapter devoted individually to six of our lures, including:
-LOVERTAIL 2 Weedless Inline Spinner
-BEE WHACKER Inline Buzzbait
-DUNKIN' FROG Inline Buzz Frog
-NEST INVADER Weedless Skirted Swim Jig
-BASS JERKER Suspending Jerkbait
-BOOTYKICKER Paddletail Swimbait
This manual is available in paperback version for only $3.58 on Amazon.com, or $1 as an e-book. If you are interested in the e-book version FREE, simply sign up for our newsletter and we will email a PDF copy to you!!
JAMES GANG FISHING COMPANY WILL BE AT THE 2019 CENTRAL WI SPORTS SHOW IN WAUSAU!!!
Alex & the gang are excited to announce that we will be selling lures at our trade show booth in Wausau WI in 2019 at the Central Wisconsin Sport Show. We plan on bringing a decent inventory of wire-bodied musky lures, inline spinners, buzzbaits, buzzfrogs, a few jerkbaits, and our soft plastic swimbaits, and skirted swimjigs. We will be giving away a FREE paperback copy of our new "how-To" manual to each paying customer until supplies last ($3.58 value.) The show will take place Feb 15-17 in Rothschild, WI at the Cedar Creek mall. Entry fees will be $8 for adults, children 12 and under are FREE. Show hours are as follows:
FRI FEB 15 - 3PM-8PM
SAT FEB 16 - 9AM-6PM
SUN Feb 17 - 10AM-4PM
ST PAUL ICE SHOW/LOCAL ICE REPORTS
HALL OF FAME ANGLER GUIDE DALE STROSCHEIN OF STURGEON BAY WITH JAMES GANG PRO STAFFER DOC GILLES AT THE 2018 ST PAUL ICE FISHING SHOW
With the below average temperatures of October & November in Wisconsin, the ice fishing season came on very early and very fast. As lakes froze over in NW Wisconsin in mid-November, fearless anglers began fishing and catching on small ponds and bays. on just a few inches of ice (we recommend staying home until the ice reaches a minimum of 5"!) With the beginning of the ice fishing season brings the annual Ice Fishing Show in St Paul, MN. At this giant expo, several big name anglers appear to work trade show booths for their sponsors, conduct seminars on fishing tactics through the ice, and demonstrate how to use new equipment and ice fishing clothing to save yourself in the case that an angler would break through thin ice. From brand new ice augers, to flashers, to shacks, to tip-ups, to rods, to jigs, the St. Paul River Centre was jam-packed with equipment and anglers! Big names that appeared for this event included Dale Stroschein of Wacky Walleye Guide Service and frequent guest of the John Gillespie Waters & Woods Show, Josh Teigen of Iron River, WI, also from John Gillespie Waters & Woods show, Pro Walleye Anglers Gary Parsons & Keith Kavajecz, famous ice guide Brian "Bro" Brosdahl, Dave Genz, Jason Mitchell, Tony Roach, with representatives from Frabill, Clam, Eskimo, Strikemaster, Beaver Dam, Acme Tackle, Aqua Vu, Marcum, Vexilar, and many more. We had a blast chatting with some of the big names in ice fishing over 4 hours as well as the fellow anglers in the crowd.
Jason, Matt, & Josh took pictures with us!
JOSH, TONY & GARY
DOC GILLES, WALLEYE PRO KEITH KAVAJACZ, & JESSE JAMES
DALE STROSCHEIN & JESSE JAMES
LOCAL ICE IS THICKENING & THE GILLS ARE CONTINUING TO BITE!
8 OF 15 BLUEGILLS KEPT FOR A MEAL IN EARLY DECEMBER ON 8" OF QUALITY ICE
The reports for northern Wisconsin have been very positive, as the ice continues to thicken and the fish continue to bite. I managed to get out last week for just a small window of time, and managed to trick 15 bluegills into biting, keeping 6 solid ones and 2 smaller ones for a meal. After failing to get bit on a larger chartreuse jig, I downsized to a 3mm golden Acme tungsten jig, and used a Gullickson's Beavertail sliced in half to similate a silver wiggler. I treated the jig hook with JB's Fish Sauce in "crawfish" scent, which left an oil trail all the way up to the top of the hole! It was a difficult bite, as you had to alternate from aggressive to ultra-finesse constantly to get a fish to commit. It seemed to have been picking up as I had to head out for the day. My biggest 2 were measured at 8.25" in length, but had a lot of meat on them for their size! The bluegills were cooked using the James Gang recipe (found on this website), and they were absolutely delicious! If you find yourself on a pile of fish that are afraid to commit, downsize, use subtle colors, and slap some JB's Fish Sauce on your jig. I recommend using Gullickson's beaver tails over live bait as they never molt and they last you all season long when sealed properly. They are also more durable than live bait.
HAVE A HAPPY HOLIDAYS, AND MERRY CHRISTMAS, AND A SAFE ICE FISHING SEASON FROM JAMES GANG FISHING COMPANY!!
Jesse James is an avid fisherman that loves smallmouth bass fishing, loves spending time with his family, with other family-orientated people, and loves seeing children fish. A huge fan of BASSMASTER Elite Mike Iaconelli, like Mike, he is known to be a little strange, and obnoxious, but only to have fun and make people laugh.