Ohio and Walleye

Title Issue
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
Advisory: Walleye river runs affected by ice

Advisory: Walleye river runs affected by ice

Be careful if you plan on fishing the runs

March 2015
Spouting off on Lake Erie Fishing

Spouting off on Lake Erie Fishing

Walleye, bass, and perch bonanza

January 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
Lake Erie walleye hatch not a bust, but below average

Lake Erie walleye hatch not a bust, but below average

There’s good news and bad news as it pertains to the annual walleye and yellow perch hatches on Lake Erie.

October 2013
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
Walleye hatch again lower than expected

Walleye hatch again lower than expected

At the October Western Basin Sportfishing Association meeting, Travis Hartman, fisheries biologist with the DNR Division of Wildlife Sandusky Lake Erie Fisheries Research Station, gave an overview of the current Lake Erie walleye and yellow perch populations.

November 2012
Lake Erie bag limits likely same

Lake Erie bag limits likely same

At the Lake Erie Committee meetings, which ended March 23, the Total Allowable Catch (TAC) for walleyes and yellow perch were calculated and population projections announced.

April 2012