Agency estimates that anglers harvested more than 70,000 walleyes in 2017, a level not achieved since 1989.
Combination of first Erie December freeze-over since 2000 and a surging walleye population in the lake could make for a fishing season to remember. But with great ice-building weather comes First Day Hikes cancellations.
Attract fish, then employ your sonar to determine the mood of the fish… and the presentation to prompt strikes.
Researchers believe that the reduction in the round goby population in the lake may be the reason.
First ice is approaching fast. Much of the ice belt awaits walkable ice, though some northern lakes have capped over with enough hard water to venture out.
Fall fishing tip for walleyes and crappies: First find food, and the predatory gamefish will be nearby
Finding walleyes and crappies can be simple if you locate their primary food source in fall: schools of baitfish.
Drop-shots for walleye? Capt. Joe Fonzi of Gasport made me a believer. Give it a try.
Tapping into the hot walleye bite with three-way rigs.
Walleyes may lose out to largemouth bass if lakes continue to get warmer
Troll spinner rigs farther away from the boat to hook more walleyes when fishing in clear, shallow water.
We need to treat New York’s waters with the respect that they deserve.
Walleye, pike, pickerel, and tiger muskellunge seasons kick off Saturday.
Sometime in the late 1970s or '80s the weeds began to get thicker and the rocky shoals where we found walleyes were now engulfed in thick weeds. This had to impact the walleyes spawning in the lake and it began to show. However, more than weeds, it seemed crappies began to proliferate at an astounding rate.
Meanwhile, biologists throughout Lake Erie have been implanting acoustic transmitters in walleye to understand fish movements and how they relate to fishing effort and harvest.
Lake Erie walleye and yellow perch fisheries are managed through an interagency quota system that involves Ontario, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio.
In Minnesota, New York and Nebraska, such efforts help bolster state-wide stocking practices — and walleye angling success.
The Lake Erie Committee of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission agreed to a 20 percent increase in the total allowable catch for walleye and 13 percent for yellow perch.
New or modified regulations established for various fish species and methods of take.
Make contact with more hard-water walleyes via large, noisy baits to attract them.
Will cover ice-fishing basics and walleye-specific tactics
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