Call me old school. Color me contrary. Or maybe not. All I know is, I love fishing with livebait. Always have, always will. Maybe it’s just my longtime fascination for wild aquatic critters. As a wee lad, and yet today, I still dig the seining, trapping, minnow-catching deal. The wild stuff is so good, so appealing to big walleyes, it’s the closest thing to an actual fish-catching guarantee.
Maybe I just pine a bit for the days when Marv Koep still manned the counter at his famous Minnesota baitshop– Nisswa Bait & Tackle.