Category Archives: Walleye Fishing

Open water trolling, drifting, casting and dragging.

Coming Soon on Lake Erie, the Fall Crank Season!

Its almost time to put away the perch gear and break out the trolling gear for Lake Erie’s fall cranking season.  The last chance before the ice locks up the lake to catch a trophy walleye!  What do you need … Continue reading

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Perch or Walleye, Lake Erie is Producing Good Numbers

Whatever you prefer to catch, right now Lake Erie is having one of those late summer bites that come around every few years.  Walleye guys are catching perch, the perch people are catching walleye on their perch rigs, and limits … Continue reading

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Drifting for Big Water Walleye

You want to try your hand at catching walleye on the Great Lakes, but your boat might be too small, or its not rigged yet for trolling….no problem!  You have many options available, and they all produce almost, or on … Continue reading

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New from Church Tackle for 2015

A couple of years ago when Church Tackle came out with the TX-007 Stern Planer, I started thinking about what it might be like to fish smaller sizes in the Upper Peninsula’s inland lakes.  Pike, crappie and even bass fishing … Continue reading

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The Willow Blade

After the Colorado blade, the willow blade just might give the Indiana blade a run for its money when it comes to 2nd place amongst all walleye spinner blades.  During the early part of the 21st century, as far as I … Continue reading

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Fishing Out of Brest Bay: 6/16/2015

June on Lake Erie, the month for putting eaters in the freezer!  The trend over the years continued on Tuesday as we got our 12 keeper sized walleye, all ranging from 16 to 22 inches.  The future also looks bright … Continue reading

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Crawler Harness Basics: making your own

You need five things, or in my case, six things in order to tie your own crawler harnesses. (1) hooks (2) 6 mm beads (3) size 5 or 6 Colorado blades and (4) #2 clevis, (5) 20 lb mono or fluorocarbon), these … Continue reading

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Old School Tournament Scale

Recently I was talking to a young angler who fishes bass tourneys on Lake St. Clair.  He was fairly certain that forgetting his electric scale cost him in a tournament this year.  I asked him, why didn’t you break out … Continue reading

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Cranking with a Little Weight

The Hot n Tot and Wiggle Wart are two of my favorite classic Lake Erie walleye programs to run. As the water gets warmer, and the walleye transition out to deeper waters, that equates to a lot of line going out … Continue reading

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Watch Out, the Snap Weight is Back

Although a somewhat well-kept secret on Lake Erie, the shallow crank is back!  That said, despite being a highly effective bait for catching walleye, in many cases the lures just run too shallow to target walleye as they go deep … Continue reading

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