Lake Erie

Natural reproduction of lake trout in Lake Erie

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…

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 bass and walleye and I was eager to find out for myself. The fishing is so good, in 2019 Bassmaster Magazine named…

Walleye anglers, can it really get even better on Lake Erie?

(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…

Erie’s Ohio ‘eyes bountiful, too, and the fishing is on fire

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.