Today’s Top 4
If those were bookends, there wouldn’t be any room for books on that shelf!
Capt. Ross Robertson with a couple 31s (19″ and 20″ girth) from Erie, both released. Lure details: silver streak — rattle streak with a minnow head.
Saw blade ice boat sled!
Works! Gotta love American ingenuity. Click here to see the video.
> Walleye anglers on Lake Mille Lacs this spring will face the most restrictive regulations and lowest allowable harvest in history….
> …despite the restrictions, there’s a chance anglers won’t be allowed to keep any walleyes later in the summer. “The odds are pretty good that sometime during open water season, it will go to catch-and-release.”
> To avoid or postpone that scenario, other restrictions aimed at reducing the walleye harvest might be tried, including extending a night fishing ban, restricting the use of leeches and nightcrawlers, or reducing the current two-fish bag limit to one fish.
Merganser ice bite.
> Duane Peterson and Northland Fishing Tackle
> Tom Neustrom
> LeRoy Ras
> 50% of surveyed anglers target walleye
> 21% yellow perch
> 17% bass
- Top rod brand: Shakespeare (Ugly Stik, Sturdy Stik, etc.)
- Top reel brand: Shimano
- Top combo brand: Shakespeare
- Top fishing line brand: PowerPro
- Top hard bait brand: Rapala
- Top sinker brand: Eagle Claw
- Top swivel brand: Eagle Claw
- Top leader brand: Seaguar
- Top ice reel brand: Abu Garcia
- Top ice rod brand: HT
- Top ice combo brand: Frabill
- Top ice tip ups: Frabill
- Top landing net brand: Frabill
- Top bait bucket/aerator brand: Frabill
- Top fishing knife brand: Rapala
- Top fish scale brand: Berkley
- Top trolling motor brand: Minn Kota
…in Kents Creek in Cape Vincent, off Lake Ontario.
> The spawning bed is shaped to speed up water flow, which aerates eggs that settle between the rocks.
Your opportunity to ask questions on fishing regs. This Friday, noon-3:00pm in Columbus, Athens, Findlay, Akron and Xenia.
7. AR’s 3rd largest brown trout ever.
As if we needed any open water motivation — 38.7 lbs and 37.5 inches:
Tip of the Day
Team Northland’s Garett Svir from Slab Seeker Fishing:
> He recommends spending time searching shallow flats with an underwater camera and looking for green weeds.
> These fish were all caught on an isolated patch of green cabbage in 9 feet.
> To keep fish interested, Svir recommends a steady aggressive pounding action using #12 Gill Getters tipped with either wax worms or a few euro larva.
Quote of the Day
A lot of guys throw lures out there and they’re down 20 feet — they’re not getting near to the fish.
– Burt Campbell, a Lake Erie charter captain running out of Presque Isle Bay, talking about open-water walleye fishing.