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.
Nearly 330,000 fingerlings were placed in early July in northern Little Bay de Noc near the mouth of the Whitefish River. Another 135,000 were stocked near Gladstone, Kipling and the lower Escanaba River.
Game and Fish Department fisheries personnel recently finished stocking more than 140 lakes across the state with walleye fingerlings, completing one of the largest stocking efforts in the history of the agency.
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.
High water on Lake Erie a bit of a “downer,” but these masses of mayflies are a delicacy for the walleyes to savor.
The late Steve Person, a regular on an annual fishing trip with friends on Lake Erie, held up a nice walleye on a past trip. (Photo by Tim Failor)I just arrived home from a fishing trip out of Port Clinton, Ohio, which promotes itself as the walleye capital of the world. From what I’ve seen after every visit, I cannot…
As May transitions to June, the top walleye bite of the year has arrived. Marking fish and walleyes aren’t responding? The onus is on you to mix it up.
North Dakota Game and Fish biologists have been conducting their annual spring walleye spawning operations on Lake Sakakawea in recent days and the results have been extremely good, maybe the best ever in the history of the state’s biggest body of water.
After an investigation, it was concluded that the fish was foul-hooked, and therefore cannot be recognized as a state record.
In recent decades, Mille Lacs’ water clarity has increased, most likely due to septic system improvements around the lake and the invasion of zebra mussels, which are filter feeders that strain out microscopic algae.
Monitor water temperatures closely and bring live bait, especially leeches and shiners, to connect with Minnesota’s favorite sportfish on May 11 and beyond.
Three anglers face loss of fishing licenses, fines after being caught with 80 walleye.
Record that before last year had stood for nearly 60 years lasts about 11 months this time around.
In addition, the council approved to increase the bag limit for walleye in Lake Erie and the Maumee River in March 2020.
Michigan DNR Fisheries staffers were out jaw-tagging walleye April 2 on the Tittabawassee River and stumbled across this 16.5-pounder – about a pound shy of the state record. The DNR is asking that, if you happen to come across a fish with a jaw tag, to let them know at www.michigan.gov/taggedfish. Categories: News, Walleye Tags: Fish, Michigan DNR, Michigan DNR Fisheries,…
Now anglers can keep one fish over 20 inches, instead of one over 17.
Walleye angler harvest rates set records in 2018, and numerous large hatches point to a bright future.
Border waters provide some the first opportunities to launch a boat and work the schools of pre-spawn walleyes and saugers.
Twin brothers from Kent County fined, lose fishing licenses for poaching walleye on Detroit River.
The DNR is considering allowing the walleye harvest during the cool-water periods in the spring and fall. But the exact number of keepers won’t be announced until mid-March.
A walleye collected by a North Dakota Game and Fish biologist has set a “new old-age standard in walleye.”
In the ice-fishing “fish-off” meant to help showcase the two fisheries, 71 of the 85 fish caught between Lake of the Woods and Devils Lake reps were caught by LOTW types.
As the heart of hard water arrives across the great North American ice belt, “T3” answers your questions to help improve your angling skills this cold-weather season.
The ODNR Division of Wildlife’s results from the 2018 survey indicate that young-of-the-year walleye catch rates were the highest recorded in the past 20 years of the central basin trawl survey.
The winter regulations on Lake of the Woods will match the current summer regulations, reducing the aggregate walleye and sauger limit from eight to six, with no more than four walleye. And catch-and-release only on the river and Fourmile Bay from March 1-April 14.
The new regulations, which will take effect May 11, will remove the 20- to 26-inch protected slot and replace it with a regulation similar to the statewide regulation, but with a four-fish walleye limit, one of which can be over 20 inches.