Today’s Top 5
Epic walleye feeding frenzy!
One you’ve got to see to believe. Also what everyone says their spot looked like the day before the tournament:
Phil Nadjiwon captured this walleye slugfest while at Caribou Falls Lodge north of Kenora, ON.
> Phil said, “The owner doesn’t allow fishing off the dock and I can see why. Totally worth it to experience this.”
Can we pleeeease just make ONE cast…with an Alabama Rig:
Walleye choked by garbage.
Jeff Lanteigne caught this walleye sundae on Sylvan Lake, AB that was being strangled by filth:
Largest ‘marl’ lake in the world.
A marl lake contains the mineral calcite, which will take on a bright turquoise-blue color when the water warms up. Aaron Weibe of Uncut Angling recently visited the largest marl lake in the world, Little Limestone Lake, MB:
Would love to see what the walleyes look like outta there:
A guy can dream, right?
Two-face northern pike.
TW subscriber Jamie Bakken caught this 35″ gator while on a trip to the Devils Lake Basin of ND. It was caught while bottom-bouncing with slow death/pork and had quite the mouth party going on
Unfortunately the damage to half of its face seemed to result in a bit of a weight-loss program:
Most intimidating fishing partner ever.
Scott Brewer’s fishing partner can scare walleyes straight into the net:Each of those fish must weigh about 10.5 lbs in dog
Click here to read a piece written by Target Walleye’s Jim Kalkofen and other pro walleye anglers on fishing legend Dave Andersen. RIP fishing brother.
> “The next planned meeting between the DNR and the 8 Chippewa bands that co-manage the lake’s fishery will be in Oct…it’s important because proposals for the Mille Lacs winter angling season beginning Dec. 1 will be discussed.”
Talks before then are likely and probably pretty interesting to sit in on.
> “The DNR says while the 2014 year-class was great, the 2015 year-class is 3x as large. The next 2-3 years will be very bright for Lake Erie walleye anglers.”
> “Water levels dropped dramatically as a result of the breach [to a deep gate on a dam], leaving many parts of the lake bone dry and killing fish who live in the lake.”
> “A chemical used to combat the sea lamprey on Lake Champlain has also been killing walleye, salmon and other species.”
The greener the better.
More how-to knot diagrams for live bait and lures here.
Make sure you’re not turning back around to fish a hard-bottom mirage….
2. MN: David A. Andersen Memorial Walleye Shootout, Aug 20.Lake of the Woods.3. MN: Free TESTRIDE event, Chisago Lake, Aug 20.Did we say it’s FREE?!?!
Who’ll come out on top? Good luck teams!
Master your electronics with experts Johnnie Candle and Doctor Sonar.
Great cause plus a hefty purse with $22.5k paid out to the top 3 spots alone.
Tip of the Day
Trolling crankbaits on leadcore allows you to cover a ton of water and find fish fast — but you can’t expect to hit the water with your grandpa’s pole and light ’em up. Here Jason Mitchell talks about the specific set-ups he uses to keep his bait in the zone for long periods of time and lose less fish: