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.
Jason M. Robinson, the leader of Lake Erie Fisheries Research Unit (left), and James L. Markham, fish biologist with the Lake Erie Fisheries Research Unit, tag lake trout on Lake Erie in 2017, leading to discovery of the lake trout fry. (Photo courtesy of the NYSDEC)In a major announcement within the world of fishing, the New York Department of Environmental…
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 bass and walleye and I was eager to find out for myself. The fishing is so good, in 2019 Bassmaster Magazine named…
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 in a very special place when it came to freshwater fishing. “The waters of Lake Erie, the Niagara River, and…
What is going on with the fishing on Lake Erie?
The forecast for this summer released by NOAA predicts the bloom will come in at 3 on its severity index – a mild reading on par with last year. Anything above 5 indicates a severe bloom.
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 attitude for catching these fish is a philosophy that has been handed down from his mentors – keep it simple….
(Ohio DNR)In recent years, the walleye population on Lake Erie – the western basin in particular – has grown by leaps and bounds each year, to the point where it’s almost unimaginable that the resulting walleye fishing can get any better. But it does, and it does, and it does again, which is where we’re supposedly at again here. For…
Many waiting until dark to catch fish.
Anglers reporting limits of “yellow gold” in Erie’s Western Basin.
It was no surprise that Bassmaster magazine recently named Lake Erie third in its rankings of the country’s Best Bass Fisheries of the Decade. Only California’s Clear Lake and Alabama’s Lake Guntersville were said to be better.
The drop-off this year is expected because of a decrease in spring rainfall from 2019.
Father, son apparently drowned while fishing the lake.
Erie’s walleye numbers, something like 116 million, are at or near all-time highs, and the basin’s famous – or infamous – mayfly hatch has not yet begun in earnest.
Charters allowed to resume business operations on May 12.
The Lake Erie Committee of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission set its lake-wide walleye Total Allowable Catch recently for Ohio and other state and provincial members of the Lake Erie Committee. What does it mean for sport fishing on the Ohio side of the big lake? For the story, click here. Categories: News, Walleye Tags: Fishing, Lake Erie, Ohio DNR,…
They contend that the only way the lake will meet federally mandated water quality standards is to add enforceable rules limiting two main sources of the phosphorus that feeds the algae – chemical fertilizers used on fields, and livestock manure.
The state intends to establish a plan to reduce runoff that’s feeding the algae outbreaks by limiting how much of the pollution is allowed to flow into the lake’s western end.
At the Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo’s State of Lake Erie session last month, based on the information that was presented, it’s an exciting time to be a walleye fisherman.
The state has 23 sites so far where it wants to restore or create new wetlands, which slow down runoff from farm fields while also filtering and capturing the phosphorus from fertilizers that feed the algae.
Council approved the use of three lines per person while fishing on Ohio’s portion of Lake Erie, including areas immediately upstream in creeks, rivers and tributaries, as well as the western and eastern units of Ohio River. Regulations allow a person to fish with up to two lines in the remainder of the state.
While local populations off New York’s shoreline have been increasing, the real kicker to our walleye population numbers is the migrating schools of fish that show up every year from the Western Basin of the lake. As many as 10 percent of the lake’s Western Basin walleye will take a trip from Ohio to the western reaches of the lake – as far as Buffalo.
Designation of newest Ohio water trail: ODNR offers kayak float opportunity from PIB to Gibraltar Island
Put-In-Bay, Ohio — If you ever had an interest in kayaking, especially on Lake Erie, there is a good opportunity coming up from the Ohio DNR. The ODNR invites the public to Oak Point State Park on South Bass Island to attend the designation of Ohio’s newest state water trail on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at 10:30 a.m. The Lake Erie…
After a decades-old roller-coaster ride with the walleye population, the number caught in the U.S. waters of Lake Erie increased from nearly 417,000 in 2011 to almost 2 million in 2018.
Researchers are expecting that record-setting rains in Ohio and neighboring states in recent months will fuel a large mass of algae on the lake.
Also setting a new mark was Lake St. Clair, which is part of the waterway linking Lakes Huron and Erie.