As May transitions to June, the top walleye bite of the year has arrived. Marking fish and walleyes aren’t responding? The onus is on you to mix it up.
Don’t just fish memories when locating fish; use your electronics and search according to lake and weather conditions.
There’s been a hot bite but when you finally hit the ice, the weather changes and the action tanks. Pay attention to tiny details, and you’ll salvage your trip by tricking a few fish into biting.
As the heart of hard water arrives across the great North American ice belt, “T3” answers your questions to help improve your angling skills this cold-weather season.
Use electronics to scan steep breaks to locate baitfish and predators, then make sure to follow them as they switch depths during changing light conditions.
An immediate, aggressive approach to fishing can produce more action quickly during a hot bite of mid-summer.
To put more fish in the boat this spring, use electronics and switch tactics until you identify a hot technique
In Pennsylvania, perch will remain at 30 per day and walleye will stay at six daily.
Releasing fish helps protect the resource… except when it kills even more fish
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.
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
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