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

Spring Spawning Walleye Secrets

There’s a great reason to look forward to the spring with ice melting and rivers running. About 80 to 90 percent of the walleyes across the country move from main lakes into the rivers to spawn. Unlike during the summer when trolling for big fish can be hit or miss, big walleyes become more catchable … Read moreSpring Spawning Walleye Secrets

Reefin’ Summer Smallies

Other fish might fight better, pound-for-pound, than smallmouth bass. We just don’t know of many. They’re like copper-colored missiles shooting from the water when they’re hooked. It’s a blast catching smallies with a medium-light St. Croix rod and Ardent S2500 spinning reel. Finding smallmouth isn’t usually rocket science either. All that’s needed is knowledge of … Read moreReefin’ Summer Smallies