1. Lake Erie: Best ‘eye fishing in years…
…for big fish and big numbers:
> Estimates from 2016 put the Erie walleye population around 33 million and nearly half of those were from the large 2014 year class.
> We have walleye living over 20 years up here and we had one of the biggest year classes we’ve ever seen in 2003. Those fish are 14 years old now and they’re the ones providing all the 10- to 13-lbers that have been caught recently.
Here’s what one of those oldies-but-goodies looks like:
2. IL: Another possible record caught.
Not sure how many different records have fallen this year, but it’s gotta be a record in itself? Multiple whitefish and burbot registered, plus a brown bullhead and that massive hybrid crappie.
This time it’s a 36-lb 4-oz (50.25″ x 25″) tiger musky caught by Terry Livingston Sr. on a Worden’s Original Rooster Tail #OldSchool
3. Bagley uses “heat compression molding.”
These aren’t your grandad’s crankbaits! Bagley Baits uses a process called “heat compression molding” (HCM) to press in channels for more/different weights and extreme flexibility in action.
Also gives it a really smooth outer core so they need less base coats, less paint, less varnish = better action. Looks slick:
4. MN: Camp Fishing Classic on Gull, Jun 17.
All proceeds benefit the campers and programs at Confidence Learning Center. Plus where else can you get: a full-day guide trip + three meals + a chance at a bunch of prizes = for just $200. Crazy good deal!
More info here from some shady guy in sunglasses:
5. ND: Confiscated gear sale.
Maybe gitcha a good deal on a stick o’ dynamite or walleye hand grenades.
6. Have you seen our TW gear yet?
Hailey M. said the only reason she caught this walleye was ‘cuz she was rockin’ that digital camo TW hoodie! Okay, not really…but it did get her in the email:
How ’bout around $200-ish worth of stickbaits from Bay Rat Lures?! Including the Long Extra Deep Diver that’ll hit 25′ while flatline trolling! Those tasty color patterns [heart-eyes emoji] and profiles will have you covered on any body of water. Just click here to enter your email addy. Good luck!