These are a group of photos that I acquired while Brad Mosier and I co-produced The World of Virgil Ward, which is a documentary for airing on PBS affiliates. The photos range from when the legendary Virgil Ward was a child to when he was in his retirement years. Other photos included are during the production of the documentary, which you can see in full on the Dan's Fish 'N' Tales® channel. The link for which is https://www.full30.com/v/starchy-point-ZKh6R.
In this video we discuss the waterproof system of the Plano Edge. It is also demonstrated by placing the box in a bucket of water and letting it soak while talking about how the different boxes had progressed to this new gasket system.
Don't cut off the little display tap on your stowaway tackle box until you see this tip. A gentleman relayed how they helped him set up a very good storage idea in his tackle room, which can also be applied to sheds and basements - wherever you store tackle in this sort of box.
In this show that Brad Mosier and I filmed on the Mississippi River we were fishing an exposed lateral wing dam, which was recently installed near the main channel for catfish. This was in the mid-1990's, and not long afterwards a major flood started the deterioration of this wing dam, which is now completely gone.
This was an episode suggested by people to start a new series called "Pepper and the Fishing Guy". From time to time there will be more of these where it is just me and Pepper out for a day of fishing. Nothing special, just fishing to see what we will catch. Pepper's favorite it the bluegill. Maybe because it is more of his size. Until we get a regular series these, as I said, will be a periodic episode of Dan's Fish 'N' Tales®.
One of the most popular knots that I've tied on TV and in seminars has been the King Sling loop knot. People have come up after seminars to ask if I would show them one on one. It is an excellent know to use for horizontal ice jigs for ice and open water seasons. It can also be used on lures where a split ring to quick clip is used to give freedom of action, such as a crankbait. In this video I try to show how to tie this knot.
This episode of Dan's Fish 'N' Tales® was filmed in the early 90's. Brad Mosier was my cameraman, and the camera boat operator was his Dad, Ken Mosier. Fishing was pretty good, with some nice tournament size keepers.
This episode of Dan's Fish 'N' Tales® was filmed by HQ Productions in the early 90's. The company has been gone for many years, and its owner has passed on. My cameraman was "The Voice of the Midwest", Dave Whiskeyman, who was well known for his work in radio and voice dubs for television and commercials. Dave has also passed on, as has my Dad, Claude "Andy" Galusha, who was the camera boat operator. My guest was Keith Lundahl, owner of Lundahl Lures, which made the famous Pops Topwater Spoon. The company was sold, and shortly afterwards went out of business. The last I heard of Keith he was in a care facility. So, this show brings back a lot of memories of friendship, father and working associates.
Blitz Lures, makers of the Blade, SJ1, Phrog, and Spyder Jig, has added something new to the line - Tungsten ice jigs. They are being sold in kits of 24. Here we introduce their first offering to the market.
Plano's Z-Series has several different waterproof models, but the large Duffel Bag has a ton of uses. Some of those are discussed in this video, where I'm showing it used as a bag for my video equipment, including carrying two tripods and a mono pod, with everything else needed. Even with all of that there is still room for more, and best of all it will keep anything inside dry.
TTI-Blakemore, makers of Tru Turn, Daiichi and XPoint hooks, and the Road Runner, have changed their Mr. Crappie series of tackle to Team Crappie. The lures new names are Slab Caller, Spin Caller, Crappie Tamer and Slab Dragger. I also give some ideas of what to do to fish for other species of fish, besides using them for crappie.
In the past I've been asked how to remove and replace a bad battery in a Vexilar flasher unit. Recently my battery went bad on a Vexilar FLX28, and was going to be replaced with the new Lithium ION battery. So, it was a good time to film a video about "how to install a battery in a Vexilar".
In 1997 my cameraman, Brad Mosier, and I filmed an episode of Dan's Fish 'N' Tales® about Ozark shiner fishing on Bull Shoals Lake. My guest was Rick Eastwold of the Bull Shoals Lake Boat Dock, Bull Shoals, AR. Another episode of fishing on the lake with Rick in the Fall of that year, is also on this channel.
In 1997 Brad Mosier and I filmed a Dan's Fish 'N' Tales® trout fishing episode on the White River. My guests were Randy Banks, and Brad's dad, Ken. The guides from the Bull Shoals Lake Boat Dock, out of Bull Shoals, AR, were Jackie Due and Pat Perdue. All prices quoted in the show are now outdated, so get in touch with Rick Eastwold at the Dock for further information, which can be found at www.bullshoalslakeboatdock.com, or by doing a search.
In 1995 Earnie Pannebaker produced an episode of Dan's Fish 'N' Tales® on the Hennepin Canal in Western Illinois. It was shown at Earnie's local video club's year end party. Earnie and Jim Meeker, who edited it together, said they stopped counting at 75 fish that were caught that day. Naturally they are not all in the show, and I'm not sure that several of the larger ones were edited out because of the numbers. My guest on the show is fellow outdoor writer, Don Banning.
An important part about using jigs of different types, such as Road Runners, B-Fish-N H20 Precision heads, etc. is to have the body straight with the hook. This will make it look natural, and run truer. This video is a quick tip on how to rig the soft plastic body to fit properly on a jig head.
This is another episode of Tips N Stuff, which alternates between Dan's Fish 'N' Tales® and Shoot 'N' Plink. The tip this time is rigging a Blitz Finesse Jig with a Natural Forage Baits R4 Finesse Worm for a trailer.
Two new B'n'M rods arrived - a TCB and Sam Heaton Super Sensitive, plus some B'n'M Pro 100 spinning reels. So, it was time to test them out with Natural Forage Baits R4 worm, T-Shad and Swim Bait to see how they worked for various finesse tactic, especially finger jigging.
In 2000 Pic Two Productions filmed a pilot for Dan's Fish 'N' Tales® where we fished the tough, island filled, Swan Lake in western Illinois. My guest was John Francisco. We had teamed with Virgil Ward to provide segments, which were called The Best of Championship Fishing, in which on this segment the founder of Ranger Boats, Forrrest Wood appeared. Johnnie Crain also hosted a Fishing Tips segment, and Don Banning hosted the Conservation Corner.
This show was filmed in 2007 when a lot of areas were banning the sale and transport of live bait. Berkley had just introduced the Gulp Alive Minnow, Brad said, "What about doing a show about that lure?" That is what we did, and decided to use it as a trailer on a white jig to have a great day of fishing on the Rock Island Conservation Club's west lake.
In 1998 my guest, experienced strip pit angler, John Madsen, and I fished a strip pit in central Illinois for an episode of Dan's Fish 'N' Tales®. Also in this show we discussed how this lake was developed, and with the help of some old footage showed the type of equipment used. Brad Mosier was my cameraman/producer, and was putting away the equipment when John became the only guest I have had who fell overboard. This all happened in the boat ramp area as John was about ready to take a photo, leaned back, and went overboard - seat, camera and all. His only words when he came back up were, "Friday the 13th".
While the Blakemore Casey's Runner Head was originally meant to be used with the Fluke, I've found several other bodies to work just as well, if not better. One of those bodies is Natural Forage Baits' FT-Shad, which can also be rigged with a Daiichi Copper Head hook or Butt Dragger hook for use as a soft plastic jerkbait.
Blitz Lures makes two models of swimbait heads. One is with a wire keeper barb, and the other is with the screw type. In this video we show how to rig the heads so that the Natural Forage Baits Swim Bait body set straight with the shank of the hook.
In June of 1998 Brad Mosier and I decided to film an episode of Dan's Fish 'N' Tales® at West Lake Park's Railroad Lake. Our subject was fishing rip rap. Little did I know that 6 years later I would be starting what is now 17 years with the Scott County Conservation Department that controls this lake. Railroad is now drain and under restoration. This lake was also used a few years earlier when I filmed a show with Iowa Public TV, when a hot June day, with 106° heat index produces great fishing on rip rap and standing timber.