Flip Over Lake Erie

Now is the time when anglers visit outdoor shows and begin booking their fishing trips for the coming year. Consider a visit to Lake Erie, Ohio, the self-proclaimed walleye capital of the world.

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Ice Fishing: Devils’ Lake Is Heaven

It’s called Devil’s Lake, but it is heaven for anglers looking for late-season hard-water action. About 90 percent of the fish caught through the ice in this North Dakota lake are perch that average 9 inches in length and weigh 1 pound! And the potential for a trophy walleye adds excitement to the mix.

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Trolling For River Walleyes In Cold-Water Conditions

There’s a myth that trolling for walleyes only works in warm weather. Experience reveals fish will chase lures trolled rapidly even in near-freezing water. The key is to keep crankbaits running just off the bottom, which means boat speed is important. Here is how to make that happen, and more tips.

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The Perfect Walleye Boat

During seminars and appearances, we field many questions on the “right” boat and what features are needed. Walleye anglers truly depend upon their boats to help them present their bait precisely. Success can depend on the ease of handling and responsiveness. Here are the features in our ideal walleye boat.

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Die-Hard Open-Water Anglers: Try Fishing Hot-Water Discharges

Got a bad case of cabin fever and ice fishing is not your cup of tea? Don’t despair. Diehard open-water anglers can have great fishing this very minute even in the coldest reaches of the far north. There is no need to count the days until spring. Try hot-water discharges at power plants and factories instead. There probably is more than one close to your home.

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Tips For Nighttime Ice Fishing

Days are short in winter, but, that doesn’t mean you have to huddle indoors catching a bad case of cabin fever. Try ice fishing under the stars. Night ice fishing methods must be modified from daylight tactics to ensure success. Here’s how to accomplish it.

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Ice Fishing Basics: Part 4: Sound Advice

When we think about ice fishing, the image of sluggish, finicky fish in crystal-clear water comes to mind. That’s not always true. There are many times when fish are faced with dirty, dingy water or low-light conditions below the hard surface of a frozen lake just like they are during open-water season. Their challenge is to find food no matter what. Our challenge becomes finding ways to make them bite.

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