Hutch's FREE Fishing Articles, Tips, and Advice

Hutch has been a master of the fishing waters for years. Take advantage of his experience with this new, growing collection of free articles written by Hutch and other experts in the fishing industry. And don't forget to check back in for future tips! If there's a topic that you'd be interested in seeing here, e-mail Hutch. All articles are printer-friendly by default - just Print like normal!

The Ultimate Walleye Box by Dan Molokken

You want to have a great time on the water and catch a bunch of Walleyes. Start out on track by packing the right fishing tackle. Dan Molokken will tell you what to have in your ultimate Walleye box.

Top Baits and Tactics for Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass on the Mississippi River by Terry Fitzpatrick

Do Largemouth or Smallmouth Bass elude you? Not anymore! Terry Fitzpatrick will walk you through bass' seasonal movements in the Mississippi River, so that you know where to find them.

Selecting the Right Sonar Units by Chris Grocholski

Sonar units are a great way to find fish. Yet, these gadgets are available in a wide range of different features and prices. Which "fish finder" is best for you? Chris Grocholski will guide you through the process of buying your sonar that fits your needs and pocketbook.

Basic Yearly Boat and Trailer Maintenance and Inspection by Randy Patzner

When was the last time you inspected your boat or trailer? Do you even remember how? Randy Patzner is a certified Mercury mechanic at Starks Sport Shop in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. Use his checklist to verify that your boat and trailer are in tip-top condition.

The Art of Handlining by Tim "Hutch" Hutchison

Hutch's article won rave reviews when it was printed in local newspaper here in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin a few years ago. Now it's available here for your on-line viewing pleasure. In it, Hutch explores the history behind handling, and techniques to benefit you.