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.
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.
Based upon results from the August trawl surveys, the 2017 yellow perch hatch was successful in Ohio waters of the western basin. The 2017 walleye hatch was near the 20-year average.
Each reportedly caught their limit of walleyes, stashed the fish on shore and went out again, with each catching two to six walleyes the second time out.
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.
Ohio anglers win pro angler and co-angler titles and three of the top four in the pro division hail from the host state in last week's tournament.
Lake Erie walleye and yellow perch fisheries are managed through an interagency quota system that involves Ontario, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio.
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.
Anglers on the Maumee River have been landing walleyes since mid-February, a time more often associated with ice fishing in northern Ohio.
Includes 10 different species totaling more than 300,000 fish that weighed nearly 8 tons
Make contact with more hard-water walleyes via large, noisy baits to attract them.
The ice formula guru, “Tackle” Terry Tuma answers the toughest angling questions from rank-and-file outdoorsmen for this winter’s hottest sport on hard water.
Safety! Safety! Safety! Ensure that you’ll enjoy the great outdoors for years to come by taking proper hard-water precautions with this essential gear.
Use electronics to locate schools of baitfish and find predatory walleyes nearby post turnover
Learn to run spinner rigs and you’ll catch more fishing throughout the open-water angling season.
Use your electronics to identify fruitless water and then locate active fish.
Summer and fall walleye bag limits on Lake Erie are unlikely to change in the near future, the DNR Division of Wildlife’s top boss says.
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