Success through Fishing Maps

By Russ Warye, author of Fishing the North Country books, guide and researcher.Catching fish starts with preparation! Yes, a big statement…but in the end successful anglers have discovered a tool more important than custom fishing rods, “secret” lures or state of the art depthfinders. Preparation spent studying quality contour fishing maps is always important. This time … Read moreSuccess through Fishing Maps

Fall Over for Walleyes

Though the calendar doesn’t say so yet, weather forecasters count the time around Labor Day as the start of autumn. Walleye fishermen can attest to the truth of that. Fish are no longer scattered in their summer haunts. Trolling structure or fishing shallow weedlines produce fewer and fewer walleyes. Days are shorter. Nights are cooler. … Read moreFall Over for Walleyes

Trophy Walleye Trip Planner

Catching eating-size walleyes for the skillet is fun. But, who wouldn’t want to see a 10-pound walleye in the net? Big fish get big because they’re wary. They’ve got what it takes to avoid the hazards of the fish-eat-fish world they live in, and they’re tough to fool into biting. That’s what makes hoisting one … Read moreTrophy Walleye Trip Planner

Walleyes and Weather

An easy-to-understand story about barometric pressure and its impact on your fishing Todd Heitkamp still remembers the day his professor first explained the basics of barometric pressure in a Weather 101 class at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Barometric pressure is just the weight of the air, the prof said. It constantly pushes down … Read moreWalleyes and Weather