Followup on Jordan Tough Guy Walleye Tournament by Pat Slater


“Well, it’s called the ‘Tough Guy’ for good reasons…..Ice, cold, rain, wind, finally some sun on Saturday,” said Pat Slater about the Jordan Tough Guy Walleye Tournament.  He and his partner did quite well in the tournament, reeling in a walleye that weighed in at over eight pounds. Here is what Pat had to say about […]

Bretz RV and Marine Billings Tour America Offering FREE Fishing Seminars!


(photo courtesy of   Bretz RV and Marine Billings Tour America will be offering four FREE fishing seminars this Saturday May 11th. At 10am, Trevor and Kit Johnson from Kits Tackle will talk about how to locate and catch big trout and walleye. You will have a fun time learning how you can “Jig […]

Visit Pat Slater – Professional Angler of Mack’s Lure & Ranger Boats – at Bretz RV & Marine Billings Tour America!


(photo courtesy of   A word from Pat Slater: Hello, I hope everyone had a great winter, spring seems to be doing it’s “here one day, gone the next routine”, typical for the mountain west. I’m anxious like most anglers to be out on the water every chance I get but the weather has […]

Perseverance Pays When the Fishing is Tough: Tips from Professional Angler Pat Slater


Hello Again, Got on the water again last Saturday, another great late summer day…according to the weather forecast, maybe the last one. That four letter word…SNOW…was mention on the TV tonight. Let’s hope for a long “Indian Summer!” My partner for the day and I started where I left off a couple weeks ago, with […]

Late Summer Fishing Exceptional on Big Horn: Professional Angler Pat Slater


Hello to One and All! What a GREAT day on the water! Late summer, hot temperatures and hot fishing! Big Horn Canyon National Recreation Area (a.k.a. Big Horn Lake or Yellowtail Reservoir) is my favorite place this time of year. Water temperature varied from about 62 degrees, near Horseshoe Bend, to just over 70 degrees down […]

Deep Water Walleye Fishing Tips from Professional Angler Pat Slater

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Greetings, Seems the entire west is on fire, my thoughts and prayers go out to all those involved fighting the blazes and those adversely affected. I hope the cooler temperatures help everyone! A couple weeks ago, I fished, with a close friend, Boysen Reservoir. We tried something I hadn’t done before, fishing deep water for walleyes. […]

Dealing with Adversity: Professional Angler Pat Slater’s Tournament Tip of the Week


Tournament number two is in the books…Walleyes Unlimited of Montana’s Tiber Walleye Challenge hosted by the Great Falls Chapter was held this past weekend. 89 teams launched Saturday morning and the competition was tight. When the final weights were totaled Sunday afternoon, a mere 2 pounds separated 1st place to 5th place. Congratulations to Ray Cole and Steve Thomas, […]

Fishing Big Horn Lake with Professional Angler Pat Slater – Tip of the Week


I had the opportunity to try for some spring walleye/sauger last weekend but the fish had other plans. Humbling to say the least. Spring weather, water temperature variations and early run off helped Big Horn Lake live up to it’s reputation of being a difficult body of water to fish. A couple things to share this week. […]

A little Spring cleaning with Profesional Angler Pat Slater


Greetings, Spring is teasing us with some very warm days although the wind is making enjoying this time difficult. During this transition time, I like to take this opportunity to start going through my fishing equipment. I begin by examining all my rods, checking guides and guide wraps. I carefully look at and feel the […]