Slot is 21-23 inches or over 28 inches; fall assessment shows walleye population is abundant enough to sustain some harvest.
Both Jacob Runyan and Chase Cominsky were released on personal bonds of $2,500. Their next court hearing is scheduled for Nov. 9.
Anglers will have a three-walleye bag limit – down from four last winter – starting Nov. 1.
Felony charges filed against Lake Erie fishermen in case that garnered national media attention.
A light, sweet and delicate version of one of the most pleasant-tasting North American fishes.
Regs adjusted after lower-than-expected catch rates, summer harvest, DNR says.
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 …
In between will again be a summer of catch-and-release fishing, with an early July closure to reduce hooking mortality.
Walleyes come in a variety of color phases ranging from blue, to green, to gold and even silver.
That’s the case with a lot of the younger walleye fisheries in the state now. Still, while word of a good walleye bite can lure ice anglers from afar, when a North Dakota lake is rumored to be kicking out nice perch, off-the-beaten-path waters can turn into small towns overnight.
The decision comes at a time when the Michigan DNR is implementing new measures to balance the walleye and yellow perch predator-prey relationship. For the complete story, click here. Categories: News, Walleye Tags: Perch, Saginaw Bay, Saginaw River, Walleye, Yellow perch
On a recent fishing outing, this Pennsylvania angler first caught an 18-inch sauger and then a 27-inch walleye – it weighed 9-1/2 pounds. “I was ecstatic about that,” he said of those two fish, likely the latter near-trophy walleye in particular. Ecstatic might not begin to describe how he was about to feel. For the story, click here. Categories: News,…
And a four-walleye bag limit – up one from last winter – is set on Upper Red Lake.
McKeever Dahlberg (left) and pro Drake Herd (right) with their Day 1 bag at the National Walleye Tour Championship in Minnesota. (Photo courtesy of Dahlberg family)Miscalculations can be costly in fishing tournaments. But for this Billings, Mont., teenager, a competitor on the National Walleye Tour, a math snafu provided only some unexpected theater – and a moment he’ll never forget….
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.
Reg will be in effect through Tuesday, Nov. 30.
The New York DEC has proposed regulations to increase the daily possession limit of walleye in Oneida Lake from 3 fish/day, to the statewide daily possession limit of 5 fish/day. This proposal stems from annual monitoring efforts that have shown a steadily increasing population. In 2020, an estimated 1,200,000 walleye were present in the lake. Although the numbers have rebounded tremendously since…
(Devils Lake Tourism)Summer fish population surveys by North Dakota fisheries crews peg Devils Lake walleyes, perch and white bass all doing exceptionally well. “The test netting results showed numbers for all species up over last season and most considerably higher than traditional averages,” said biologist Todd Caspers.” Walleyes caught in test nets were 32.4 fish per net this summer. The long-term…
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…
Think back to those nostalgic days of the mid-1980s: “Trolling, trolling, trolling … walleye!”
My phone notification for a text sounded off as I helped dig up a flower bed for my stepdaughter. It was a welcome relief. “Want to go night walleye fishing this week?” It was Bob Rustowicz of Cheektowaga and we had tried to hook up for a trip last year, but COVID-19 and the weather got in the way. “Absolutely…
The new state-record fish weighed in at 18.02 pounds on a certified scale, measured 32.25 inches in length, and 22 inches in girth.
The three-walleye bag limit, with one over 17 inch size restriction, is intended to keep annual harvest within the target harvest range. Last summer, anglers harvested 131,000 pounds with a four-fish limit with one over 17 inches.
It’s the first 16-plus-pounder recorded in the state.
(North Dakota Game and Fish Department)It was likely just a matter of time before the North Dakota state walleye record fell. After all, bigger walleyes than the 15-pound, 13-ounce fish caught in 2018 by Neal Leier on the Missouri River near Fox Island in Bismarck had reportedly been caught since then. But those fish either weren’t verified or were disqualified…