Don’t just fish memories when locating fish; use your electronics and search according to lake and weather conditions.
Mille Lacs anglers will be able to keep one walleye between 21 and 23 inches or one walleye over 28 inches May 11-31.
Starting March 1, the aggregate walleye and sauger limit will be reduced from eight to six, with no more than four walleye, on Lake of the Woods. On the Rainy River and in Four Mile Bay, a catch-and-release season will be in effect March 1 to April 14.
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.
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.
For the author, his homemade jigs offer the perfect profile topped off with a heavy wire Gamakatsu jig hook to keep those hard-mouthed bronzebacks hooked up.Every year I fish Lake Erie in search of monster-sized golden walleye. This trip is always topped off with some great smallmouth fishing action in the afternoons. These bronzebacks are starting to move up onto the shallow…
Lake Sakakawea had the eighth highest catch of young-of-the-year walleye on record. And Devils Lake saw fair to good numbers of walleye, with the catch close to average even though Game and Fish didn’t stock any walleye in the fishery this year.
The 2018 walleye hatch appears to be exceptional, the second highest in the history of the Ohio survey, and the yellow perch hatch was strong, well above its long-term average.
BOISE, Idaho — Idaho wildlife officials say someone illegally stocked walleye in Lake Cascade in west-central Idaho. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game in a news release says a fish caught last week was positively identified as a walleye on Wednesday. Fish and Game says the walleye measured more than 19 inches long. Wildlife officials say walleye threaten native…
The 15-pound, 13-ounce fish was caught this morning on the Missouri River in Bismarck.
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.
Currently, the walleye daily bag limit is four. But as a result of the 2018 quota allocation, the daily bag limit will be six walleye from May 1 through Feb. 28, 2019, with a minimum size limit of 15 inches.
The Governor’s Cup is the largest and longest running of any fishing tournament in the state. (Visit Garrison, North Dakota photo)GARRISON, N.D. — She has become the face of the North Dakota Governor’s Cup Walleye Derby. Years of volunteerism can result in such things, but that’s more than fine for Joyce Pfliger. “I love it. Great people. Great people,” said…
KALISPELL, Mont. — Wildlife investigators have used a kind of biological fingerprinting to unravel the origin of a pair of walleye illegally introduced in a northwestern Montana lake. The Flathead Beacon reports that Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks biologists analyzed tiny bones from the two fishes’ inner ears. Those bones contain details of the water chemistry from where fish have…
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.
Hungry non-native species proving to be a setback to expectations that the pikeminnow could be removed from the endangered species list.
Reward of $100 for anglers catching a tagged fish.
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.
(Photo courtesy of Windigo Images) ONAMIA, Minn. — The Minnesota DNR is netting fish on Lake Mille Lacs as part of the agency’s annual fall assessment. The department’s work is under intense scrutiny because of tighter walleye regulations on the large central Minnesota lake in the last few years, Minnesota Public Radio reported. The survey’s data is expected to determine the harvest…
The Michigan DNR will conduct its annual walleye assessment in the west basin of Lake Erie near Monroe, Mich., beginning Oct. 9 and continuing through Oct. 13. “This survey is a cornerstone of the DNR’s annual efforts to assess the walleye fishery in Lake Erie,” said Todd Wills, the DNR’s Lake Huron-Lake Erie area fisheries research manager. “The data from…
A walleye painted by Timothy Turenne of Richfield is on the 2017 walleye stamp. (Minnesota DNR)Artists can submit entries for the 2018 Minnesota Walleye Stamp from Monday, Oct. 9, through Friday, Oct. 20. The voluntary walleye stamp validation costs $5 but is not required to fish for or keep walleye. For an extra 75 cents, purchasers will be mailed the…
Based upon results from the August trawl surveys, the 2017 yellow perch hatch was successful in Ohio waters of the western basin. The 2017 walleye hatch was near the 20-year average.
Drop-shots for walleye? Capt. Joe Fonzi of Gasport made me a believer. Give it a try.
Dangerous winds shorten circuit’s marquee event to two days.
St. Paul — There won’t be a “new” walleye survey conducted on Lake Mille Lacs this fall, as has been reported widely across Minnesota media platforms, including in an Associated Press article that briefly appeared on the Outdoor News website. The AP story was based on an interview with Gov. Mark Dayton, who had referenced the fall survey that Minnesota…