Illinois and Walleye

Title Issue
Old reliable jig fishing options for walleyes after opener

Old reliable jig fishing options for walleyes after opener

Why long-shanked and short-shanked jigs tipped with live bait remain a go-to option for every self-respecting north-country walleye fisherman.

May 2015
Fishing tips for locating early season walleyes

Fishing tips for locating early season walleyes

Monitor the small angling details to catch more fish during the post-spawn period of May and June

May 2015
Walleye, pike, and panfish tips from my favorite fishing pros

Walleye, pike, and panfish tips from my favorite fishing pros

From live-bait rigging to jigs to slip-bobbers, here are some open water angling tricks from the likes of Gary Roach, Mark Martin, and Bob Propst

May 2015
A fishing formula for walleye and pike opener 2015

A fishing formula for walleye and pike opener 2015

Developing an angling plan for the May 9 fishing opener in Minnesota will help place lunkers in the livewell

April 2015
The science behind catch and release

The science behind catch and release

I recently had the privilege to attend a lecture on the science of catch and release by Dr. Steven J. Cooke, who is an associate professor and Canada Research Chair of Environmental Science and Biology at Carleton University

April 2015
Rite of spring: River walleye fishing on the Mississippi and Rainy systems

Rite of spring: River walleye fishing on the Mississippi and Rainy systems

Dig out the jigs and target river walleyes as pre-spawn 2015 unfolds under perfect angling conditions.

April 2015
Ice fishing tip for walleyes and panfish: try big, flashy, noisy spoons

Ice fishing tip for walleyes and panfish: try big, flashy, noisy spoons

When early hard water arrives, attract fish first, then determine what lure triggers bites. And don’t be afraid to start big and work down.

November 2014
Catching fall walleyes with jigging minnow baits

Catching fall walleyes with jigging minnow baits

Tips on how to use jigging minnow baits to catch walleyes in autumn.

November 2014
Fall trolling tactics for walleyes

Fall trolling tactics for walleyes

For much of the fall, trolling crankbaits dominates most fishing I do. The location (and how the fish are using a particular location) determines the most efficient

October 2014
Walleye Freshwater Game Fishing Gold

Walleye Freshwater Game Fishing Gold

The largest member of the perch family, Sander vitreus, has a dedicated angling following throughout most of the eastern United States and Canada

April 2013