Matt West

Matt West

Erie, PA

Matt West is an avid angler with 19 years of experience fishing in the northwest region of Pennsylvania, specifically the central basin of Lake Erie. West joined FishUSA in November 2013 and is currently a Product Specialist.


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Q & A: Lure Selection for WalleyeQ & A: Lure Selection for WalleyeRead MoreLure selection tips for walleye fishing in the central basin of Lake Erie.Stayin' AliveStayin' AliveRead MoreThe main issue anglers run into when using live bait during the summer is keeping it alive. Here are some different ways to keep your bait fresh.Picking the Proper Line for Steelhead FishingPicking the Proper Line for Steelhead FishingRead MoreNeed help making a line choice for steelhead fishing? Read this guide and make the most informed decision possible.Top 10 Tips for Fall Crappie FishingTop 10 Tips for Fall Crappie FishingRead MoreFishUSA Product Specialist, Matt West, shares his top tips for fall crappie fishing.Using Live Bait for PanfishUsing Live Bait for PanfishRead MoreFishUSA Product Specialist, Matt, goes through his top ten tips for panfishing with live bait.10 Things to Consider Before Hitting the Ice10 Things to Consider Before Hitting the IceRead MoreFishUSA Product Specialist, Matt, gives you his list of the top ten things you should consider before hitting the ice for the first time this season.10 Things for Non Ice Anglers to do in the Off Season10 Things for Non Ice Anglers to do in the Off SeasonRead MoreFishUSA Product Specialist, Matt, lists his recommendations for what to do in the off season to be prepared for warmer weather.Finding the Right (and Left) Ice Fishing GlovesFinding the Right (and Left) Ice Fishing GlovesRead MoreFishUSA Product Specialist, Matt, goes over the different types of gloves appropriate for ice fishing.Selecting a Perch RodSelecting a Perch RodRead MoreFishUSA Product Specialist, Matt, lists the things to consider when choosing a rod for perch fishing.Ice Fishing for Panfish with Micro JigsIce Fishing for Panfish with Micro JigsRead MoreDo you use micro jigs when ice fishing for panfish? If not, you should! Check out why Matt, a FishUSA Product Specialist, thinks these little guys are awesome!Choosing Between: Slip vs Spring BobbersChoosing Between: Slip vs Spring BobbersRead MoreHave you ever considered the differences between clip bobbers and spring bobbers? Matt, a FishUSA Product Specialist, put together the need-to-know info for this topic!Ice Fishing: Inline vs. Spinning ReelIce Fishing: Inline vs. Spinning ReelThere are two popular choices when it comes to reels for ice fishing. Which is the best option for you?Tips for Late Ice and Early Open Water PikeTips for Late Ice and Early Open Water PikeRead MoreChasing pike during the last weeks of ice season can be the most effective time for targeting aggressive pike. Here are some tips to capitalize on this peak time for pike.10 Walleye Trolling Baits to Try This Year10 Walleye Trolling Baits to Try This YearRead MoreHow many of these baits do you have? Find out what you should stock up on before heading out to open water.First Time Aboard?First Time Aboard?Read MoreKeep these tips in mind the next time you are a guest on another angler's boat!Top Panfish BaitsTop Panfish BaitsRead MoreBrush up on the need-to-know info for spring panfish!Basic Essentials for First Time AnglersBasic Essentials for First Time AnglersRead MoreAll anglers should have these items with them every time they hit the water.Spring Trout TacticsSpring Trout TacticsRead MoreA few tactics any angler can use to help increase spring trout bites!Choosing an Inline Planer BoardChoosing an Inline Planer BoardRead MoreThe low-down on the best inline planer boards from a FishUSA product specialist.Top 10 Trout Baits for 2017Top 10 Trout Baits for 2017Read MoreAdd these baits to your trout arsenal this season!Top Walleye Jigging BaitsTop Walleye Jigging BaitsRead MoreCheck out these options if you're interested in jigging for walleye.Finding Panfish During Hot Summer MonthsFinding Panfish During Hot Summer MonthsRead MoreJust because it's getting warmer, it doesn't mean you have to pack away your panfish gear!Trolling Spoons to Try this SummerTrolling Spoons to Try this SummerRead MoreWhen you're out on the boat this summer, make sure you have the right trolling spoons for the species you're targeting.Five Things That Happen When You Go Fishing With Your DadFive Things That Happen When You Go Fishing With Your DadRead MoreIn celebration of Father's Day 2017, here are a few things that are bound to happen when you're fishing with your old man.Trolling Rod Buying GuideTrolling Rod Buying GuideRead MoreGet an insight into some the most popular trolling rods at FishUSA!Casting for Walleye from Shore at NightCasting for Walleye from Shore at NightRead MoreGet insight into fishing for walleye once the sun goes down.Top Walleye Accessories for 2017Top Walleye Accessories for 2017Read MoreAre these products included in your walleye fishing arsenal?Downrigger Buying GuideDownrigger Buying GuideRead MoreLooking for a new downrigger? Consider these points before making a purchase!Boat Shakedown: Do It RightBoat Shakedown: Do It RightRead MoreIt might be the last thing you want to do after a long day of fishing...Locating and Catching Deep Water Walleye in the Great LakesLocating and Catching Deep Water Walleye in the Great LakesRead MoreFishing for walleye in the Great Lakes? Keep these tips in mind while you troll around!Chucking Lures for SteelheadChucking Lures for SteelheadRead MoreWhile there are a large variety of ways to target them, “spoon chucking” has become a popular technique for early-season steelhead...Clear Water Steelhead TacticsClear Water Steelhead TacticsRead MoreLet’s face it low, clear water for steelhead fishing is not ideal. Here are some tactics to help catch steelhead in “bath water.”Pairing an Ice Reel to an Ice RodPairing an Ice Reel to an Ice RodWatch NowWondering what reel to pair with your ice rod? Matt from the FishUSA Pro Shop has that answer and more!