On Erie, walleye populations remain near the all-time high, with trawling indicating that recruitment continues to be very strong.
We launched out of Buffalo and headed west to a predetermined location that was much shallower than reports I had been getting all week for yellow perch. I was fishing with Capt. Brent Snyder with Day Five Sport Fishing (585-944-5826) and he was going to be fun fishing with his first mate Mark George and Gary Caccamise, both of Alexander,…
Both Jacob Runyan and Chase Cominsky were released on personal bonds of $2,500. Their next court hearing is scheduled for Nov. 9.
Felony charges filed against Lake Erie fishermen in case that garnered national media attention.
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.
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Governor’s promotional event produced ‘eyes for anglers.
But pre-cautionary electrofishing found no carp – just eDNA of the invasive fish in Erie waters.
So just how big was this walleye? Well, not likely as big as the guy who hooked it would lead us to believe. Because if it were …
According to creel survey on the lake for May 2022, total angler effort was 53,000 angler hours – well above the 20-year average of 40,250 hours.
(Photo by Brian S. Peterson)Last year’s Lake Erie walleye survey numbers set a new record – and in a big, big way. Just how big? Read more here. Categories: News, Walleye Tags: Lake Erie, Walleyes
Stack all the variables in your favor. These include weather, equipment, bait, and a plan of where you are going to fish.
The true ambassadors for both Great Lakes are the charter captains.
Last year, the spring started with some outstanding yellow perch fishing in April. A relatively mild winter allowed for less ice cover and the result was earlier survey work on the lake for the first time ever.
Some of these same tactics and techniques work in the spring, too, so keep this in mind when April and May roll around.
A ‘green’ Christmas was in the forecast so it might be a good time to sample any fishing gear that you may have received under the tree from jolly ol’ St. Nick.
Yellow perch action has been very good so far this year in New York waters. However, not everyone on the lake is enjoying similar success.
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.