John Balla

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John Balla - Jul 17, 2018, 6:11 pm

Check out what the press has to say about the new St. Croix Rods Mojo Yak fishing rod....#stcroixrods #bestrodsonearth

John Balla - Jul 12, 2018, 8:17 am

Win #3 at ICAST 2018 is the Mojo Trout in the Fly Fishing Rod Category. Look for these in September of 2018. Click the link for product video. #stcroixrods #bestrodsonearth

John Balla - Jul 12, 2018, 8:04 am

Win #2 at ICAST 2018 is the brand new Mojo Yak from St. Croix Rods. Winner of Best Saltwater Rod Category, the Mojo Yak is expertly designed for Kayak fishing. Check out the video in this link..... #stcroixrods #bestrodsonearth

John Balla - Jul 12, 2018, 7:50 am

St. Croix Rods wins 3 awards at ICAST 2018. This is the winner in Best Freshwater Rod Category, the Legend Glass Spinning. Ive mentioned before this rod is perfect for throwing smaller and lighter crankbaits for walleye. Check out for more information or visit a local retailer.

John Balla - Jul 9, 2018, 12:42 pm

New techniques to catch more walleye are constantly emerging and evolving. Weve been casting lipless crankbaits and glide baits a few years now and still learning the different nuances of the technique to successfully catch fish on the Great Lakes.There are many things to consider to increase your catch rate: rod power, rod action, rod length, line choice, and reel size are all important components of this presentation. Combine these with fish location, water depth, water clarity, water temp, time of day/year, imitating the targeted food source, and you can see why hours of practice and experimentation are necessary for success.Recently, I spent some time on Green Bay casting Rapala Rippin Raps and Moonshine Lures Shiver Minnows hoping to fine-tune this technique and identify the best equipment for the job. Ive been rotating through three St. Croix Rods, two Daiwa reels, and two combinations of Sunline braid and flourocarbon line choices. Each has their advantages in either shallow or deeper water, size of lure, and type of retrieve.Look for future updates as we dial in the best rod, reel, and line combinations for this technique.Location: Green Bay, WIPresentation: Casting lipless crankbaits and glide baitsRods:St. Croix Rods Legend-X 68MXF (Medium power, Extra-Fast action) Legend Elite 66 MLF (Medium-Light, Fast)Legend Elite 60 MF (Medium, Fast)Reel: Daiwa Ballistic 2500Line: 16 lb. Sunline SX1 Deep Green Braided Line tied to 30 of Sunline 12 lb. Flourocarbon LineLures: Rapala Rippin Raps and Moonshine Lures Shiver Minnows#stcroixrods #bestrodsonearth #daiwausa #sunlineamerica