Salad Bowl Walleyes

There’s a place where the water’s dark and cool even while surface temperatures seethe. Forage abounds and the oxygen’s thicker than a rain forest canopy. Cover’s plentiful too, and it’s surprisingly peaceful below despite the fact that this fantastic place is quite shallow, sometimes, unbelievably shallow. “Shallow?” you say. “Sounds like a description of a … Read moreSalad Bowl Walleyes

Eating like a Pauper, not a King

by John Peterson with Noel Vick Take the walleye. As ice anglers, we’ve come to recognize the moods, customs, and characteristics of winter’s premium fare. We understand, for example, that these predacious creatures are highly carnivorous. We also know that walleyes are sharply aggressive and bottom-hugging, not to mention opportunistic, favoring twilight feeding forays. And … Read moreEating like a Pauper, not a King

Salad Bowl Walleyes

by John Peterson with Noel Vick There’s a place where the water’s dark and cool even while surface temperatures seethe. Forage abounds and the oxygen’s thicker than a rain forest canopy. Cover’s plentiful too, and it’s surprisingly peaceful below despite the fact that this fantastic place is quite shallow, sometimes, unbelievably shallow. “Shallow?” you say. … Read moreSalad Bowl Walleyes

When the Predators Return…

by John Peterson with Noel Vick Boats crisscrossed it all summer long; personal watercraft here, tuber there. Weeds uprooted and shredded, fouling the surface like bees in a beverage. These disorderly but auspicious shoreline flats are playgrounds for people, and consequently vacated by gamefish. Labor Day changes everything, though. Tourists leave. Cabins close like books. … Read moreWhen the Predators Return…