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New Random Lure of the Month Aggressive

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We sent out our first RLM-Aggressive boxes April 10.2016 and the feedback we have been receiving has been nothing short of remarkable.  Here's what Troy has to say:

"Got the first random lure of the month aggressive pack today! Awesome! Great value for the money! The guys at Simple Fishing have brought their quality of product and service to a whole new level! Can't wait to see what they do next!

RLM-Aggressive arrives to you in a box filled with brand name quality lures.  Here is a look at what we sent out for April.

Random Lure of the Month-Aggressive

These boxes are great for introducing you to new lures you may not have bought yourself.  Aggressive boxes also send the classics that every angler needs for their tackle box.

More information about Simple Fishing and Random Lure of the Month subscription service can be found by reading our FAQ here

Here are a couple reviews about our Aggressive boxes on Instagram

Had Scott at @simplefishing.ca send me a Random Lure of The Month package to check out. I have no plan on turning my account into a bunch of ads but I wouldn't post about it if I didn't think it was a good deal! Apparently mail order monthly tackle packages are a big thing in the States but Simple Fishing is the only one in Canada that I know about! Definitely a good way to expand your tackle selection on the cheap if you're just starting out or looking for a cool gift for the kids. Also if you're a little more experienced you might get something that you wouldn't otherwise have bought or tried, and for less money than it'd cost to buy everything individually at the store, which is a bonus if you're a cheap ass like myself. Something to look into! @simplefishing.ca #SimpleFishing #RandomLureOfTheMonth #CalcuttaNotIncluded #CanoeMightHaveAPrice #Fishing #Canada #Saskatchewan #Mepps #LenThompson #PickerelRig #SoftPlastics

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Stay Happy & Healthy: Go Fishing

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Here are 4 ways to prepare for spring fishing and hook more catches across the entire season.

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Although winter has only just officially begun, it is never too early to start thinking about preparing for the spring thaw and the fishing opportunities that it provides. The last thing you want to be is unprepared in the event of an unexpected thaw or other unforeseen opportunity to hit the water. You also want your first spring fishing trip of the year to be a success and not deal with the problems that can arise if you didn’t prepare in advance. Here are four ways to make sure you are ready to hit the water this spring.

Sharpen Your Hooks

Sharp hooks equal more consistent hook sets when a fish hits your lure. Sharpening your hook is something that is often overlooked and put in the back of your mind until you start losing fish because of it.  If you aren’t the kind of person who wants to take the time and sharpen hooks simply buy replacement hooks.  Either way, be sure your hooks are sharp for the upcoming season.

Replace Your Line

This is another one that gets overlook until you start losing fish or start having to deal with knots in your line. There are machines you can buy to make this job easier, a simple google search will bring up an array of ways to do it yourself, or you can just bring it to Cabellas or Big Bass Pros and they can do it for you.  Whatever you do be sure to properly dispose of your old line.

Get Organized

Having an organized tackle box can save you a lot of headaches when you are out fishing this spring. It’s never any fun to dig through a messy tackle box in search of your favorite Rapala or Len Thompson spoon. Organize now means less time organizing during the summer months and more time actual fishing.

Scope out New Fishing Spots

Every angler has their favorite fishing spots. Those tried and true locations that always produce fish and are familiar. However, finding and exploring new spots can be a ton of fun.  Ice Fishing is an excellent time to find new spots and to see what’s below the surface.  Take a few trips to a new place this winter and put the camera down to see what kind of structure is there.  If you see something you like you just found a new spot to try during the summer.

Get Excited

Nobody likes the work and the maintenance involved with being a fisherman, Rod and reel maintenance, boat maintenance etc… Some days it seems like it never ends.  Nothing keeps the anticipation for a new fishing season up like receiving a new lure in the mail each month.  That’s why we recommend Random Lure of the Month.  With new lures showing up each month you don’t have time to get bored, it also makes step 1 and 3 in this list a lot easier.

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Grilled Northern Pike

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 Northern Pike

This is a very simple recipe but so tasty. Definitely my favorite way to have Northern Pike

The hardest part about this recipe is knowing how to fillet the fish so it is completely boneless. See my blog on how to fillet for more info on how to do this.

(Serves 3-4 people)

All you need is:

1 pound Northern Pike
1/2 cups Butter
1 dash Lemon Pepper Seasoning

  1. Fillet the fish. Pike are very boney so be sure to pay special attention to the filleting process. Be sure to remove the Y-bone.
  2. Preheat grill to 375 don’t forget to oil your grill so the fillets don’t stick.(You can also use this recipe for pan frying)
  3. Rub butter over the fish and let it melt. 
  4. Sprinkle entire fillet with lemon-pepper. 
  5. Continue to grill at low heat. Test with your fork…skin should separate from meat when done. Around 8-10min.

Enjoy!!!

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    How to Fillet your Fish

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    Before we go any further with the recipes I think it is important to make sure everyone knows how to fillet a fish.  So here is a basic step by step to fillet your catch.

    It takes a certain amount of touch to fillet a fish, but expending a little more effort at the cleaning stage is worth it because it means no bones at the eating stage. When you get the hang of filleting, you can zip through a pile of fish pretty quickly, and it gives you a sense of accomplishment. Remember, always make sure to use a sharp knife, it makes a world of difference.

    Don't worry too much if you don't get absolutely all the meat off the fish when you first start filleting. The idea at the beginning is to get some. If you skin the fish, as recommended, you do not have to scale it first. Obviously, if you are going to use the skin, scale it unless you like to eat scales. Figure 1 shows the basics of filleting a small fish (up to about 5 pounds).

     

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    Figure 1: Filleting a small fish.

     

    1. Cut off the head just behind the gills.

    2. Hold the fish by the tail. With the knife blade pointing away from you and across the body of the fish, begin to cut toward the head (or at least where the head used to be). Use the backbone to guide your knife.

    3. To take the skin off, begin by holding the fillet by the tail, skin side down.

    4. Hold the knife crosswise across the fillet and insert the knife between the skin and the flesh. Don't worry if you don't get this perfect at first.

    5. While holding the skin, cut in the direction of where the head used to be.

    When you have a larger fish, the tail-to-head method of filleting can be a little awkward. In this case opening the fish like a book is an effective method, as shown in Figure 2.

     

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    Figure 2: Try this technique for filleting larger fish.

     

    Follow these steps (shown in Figure 2) to fillet a larger fish:

    1. Make a deep cut just behind the gills (about halfway through the thickness of the fish).

    2. Cut a slit a few inches in length along the top of the fish (the dorsal side).

    3. Using the tip of the knife, separate the flesh from the bones, as illustrated. The fish should open up just like a book.

    4. When completely open, finish cutting away the fillet by moving the knife along the "spine of the book."

     

    This is a great step by step guide for beginners.  A must know for the worlds easiest Pike recipe that is coming soon and for the trout recipes I have posted already.

     

    This how to was provided by www.dummies.com/how-to/content/filleting-your-fish.html
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    Decent plastics!

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