Pair accused of cheating in big Lake Erie walleye tourney

Chase Cominsky and Jake Runyan, who were leading both the tournament and the LEWT Team of the Year competition, were disqualified when the tournament director cut open the five fish they had entered to find that they were allegedly stuffed with eight pounds of lead weights and fillets from smaller walleyes. 

Shallow-water walleyes – video

Most anglers don’t put the words walleyes and shallow together in the same sentence. But the reality is that, for a good portion of the year, big schools of walleyes can be found in some really shallow water.

Fishing a Lake Erie walleye tournament

Strategy is key for fishing a tournament. While catching a big fish is certainly a plus for your daily total, consistency for bigger fish is what really makes a difference at the end of the day.

Walleye boom on Oneida Lake?

The New York DEC has proposed regulations to increase the daily possession limit of walleye in Oneida Lake from 3 fish/day, to the statewide daily possession limit of 5 fish/day. This proposal stems from annual monitoring efforts that have shown a steadily…

Walleye adventure

When former New York Outdoor News Editor Steve Piatt called and asked if I wanted to join him on a fishing trip to Lake Erie, I jumped at the chance. I’ve heard about how remarkable the fishing was for both…

Learning something new for Lake Erie walleyes

Long time charter captain Jim Hanley of Angola is a local legend of sorts. He’s been a licensed U.S. Coast Guard skipper for 43 years on the local waters of Western New York. He recognized early on that he was…

Keeping it simple for Lake Erie walleyes

Lake Erie continues to be one of the best places to be for walleye in the entire world. With an estimated population of nearly 100 million fish, there are plenty to catch. For Capt. Ryan O’Neill of Orchard Park, his…

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