In the last year before the launch of the Wisconsin Walleye Initiative, DNR stocked 142,121 extended growth walleye. Since the initiative began, DNR stocked 455,307 large fingerlings in 2013, 719,670 fish in 2014, 760,969 in 2015, 797,815 in 2016 and 881,977 in 2017.
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.
Reward of $100 for anglers catching a tagged fish.
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.
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Mark Courts of Harris leads the way, with four Minnesotans finishing in the top five in Cabela's National Walleye Tour event.
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.
NWT event set on the Mississippi at Prairie du Chien, Wis., on June 15-16.
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.
Walleyes in one of northern Wisconsin’s most popular fisheries are in trouble, now numbering an estimated 2,000 fish, which is down from about 13,000 in 1990.
Fish from initial year of Wisconsin Walleye Initiative reaching harvest size this year.
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
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