Wednesday, February 29, 2012

how to tie the best stinger hook for walleye fishing

Captain Matthew Sell of Hot Bite Charters shows how to tie a removable stinger hook. When combined with a jig and Wyandotte worm this is a deadly combination for Detroit River walleye. Please subscribe and check us out at www.HotBiteCharters.Com.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Monday, February 27, 2012

Vermont Walleye Record

Some still shots of the new Vermont record walleye caught by Richard Levesque of Hog Island, VT assisted by Shaun Chevalier also of Hog Island, VT. There is a short clip of the official weigh-in at Hog Island Bait and Tackle as well. PIG FOR CHAMPLAIN!!!!!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Ice Fishing Northern MN- Monster Walleye

Chasin' The Dream with Cody Croteau. Monster 10 lbs walleye caught as we go walleye fishing in northern MN with great success!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Mille Lacs Lake Fishing Video Walleye Jan 27, 2012 - On Ice

James Holst and Dave Koonce of In-Depth Outdoors, share an update on Mille Lacs Lake fishing conditions on January 26, 2012 and ice some great walleyes.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Another Walleye season beckons

Times outdoors columnist Glen Schmitt

I spent some time walking around the St. Cloud Sport Show last weekend.
The sport show is always a good opportunity to run into some old acquaintances, guys I fish with or used to fish with, and simply swap fishing stories about the past, present, and future.

Throughout the conversations, one main theme kept coming up — everyone seems to be ready for open water and the fishing opportunities that lie ahead.

Even the most die-hard ice fishermen I spoke with seemed more eager than usual to get back in a boat.
Maybe it was the sport show atmosphere, possibly the fact that just about every week another person or two falls through the ice, or the fact that they just have had a tough time catching fish consistently this winter.

But it almost seemed like a lot of people have been talking themselves out of going ice fishing for one reason or another.

While we still have plenty of time to fish through the ice, the fact that’s it’s been a warm winter with strange ice conditions has almost forced people to start thinking about open water.
And honestly, it’s been on my mind as well. I still look forward to the late ice fishing season and the panfish catching opportunities that comes with it, but I have to admit that the day can’t come soon enough when I can get my boat out of storage.

As of today, there are 83 days until opening day of the walleye season.

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Monday, February 20, 2012

Walleye fishing expected to make comback at Pymatuning

By Bob Frye,

If you're a walleye fisherman, this could be your year, particularly at Pymatuning Lake.
One of the premier walleye fisheries in Western Pennsylvania before falling on hard times in the early 2000s, the lake is poised to make a dramatic comeback, beginning this spring.

That's the word from Matthew Wolfe, a Jeannette native who now works as a fisheries biologist with the Ohio Division of Wildlife.

The division manages the lake in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. For decades, the two agencies stocked the lake with walleye fry -- fish only about 1/4-inch long, or "two eyes and a wiggle" -- to good success, Wolfe said. From 1989 to 2000, those fish were surviving at tremendous rates.

Then, for reasons unknown, those stockings just quit working.

Whereas pre-2001 biologists doing fall young-of-the-year surveys had captured as many as 120 juvenile walleyes per hour, between 2001 and 2007 they reached 30 per hour -- the minimum needed to sustain a good fishery -- just once. In one year, the found no juvenile walleyes at all, Wolfe said.
That showed up as poor fishing. Surveys done between 1982 and 2000 showed that it took an angler, on average, about one and a half hours to catch one Pymatuning walleye. By 2004, that had risen to seven hours; by 2007, 30 hours.

But that was the "old" Pymatuning.

The "changed" Pymatuning, the one that's resulted since the two states began stocking fewer but bigger walleye fingerlings in the lake as of 2008, is poised for a breakout, Wolfe said.