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.
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.
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.
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.
Although there are more and more choices, anglers should keep in mind that the proper fishing line could make the difference between a good day and a bad day on the water
Catching fish requires finding fish, and the author stresses the importance of electronics on his fishing boat — along with learning how to use those electronics
The hot, ice-out bite for walleyes and saugers on the region’s rivers can deliver all-day jigging action
Stop visiting the same old community ice angling holes, and venture out to locate new honey holes away from the noise and crowds.
Walleye and northern pike anglers alike should employ a simple, old school, multi-species technique throughout the hard-water season.
Employ this hard-water strategy with an angling partner during the mid-ice period unfolding right now.
The turnover is a big change that especially affects deeper lakes, but remember that fish still need to eat!
Hit the water now to enjoy comfortable autumn fishing conditions and catch active walleyes.
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