Illinois and Walleye

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The science behind catch and reease

The science behind catch and reease

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

Never too quiet, cold or lonely to fish

November 2012
Angler tops Illinois' walleye record lickety-split

Angler tops Illinois' walleye record lickety-split

A little more than two months after Illinois’ longest-standing gamefish record fell, the same record was broken on the same riv

March 2012
Illinois' state walleye record broken for second time this year

Illinois' state walleye record broken for second time this year

Young Nick Tassoni barely had time to enjoy the celebrity of holding a state record.

March 2012
Walleye locations in the early fall

Walleye locations in the early fall

September 2011