Today’s Top 5
22-lb burbot caught!
Twin bros Sean and Adam Konrad of Fishinggeeks landed this giant 22-lb burbot (40.5″ x 22.0″) on Lake Diefenbaker, SK that barely squeezed through a 10″ hole:
Thought they had just caught the world record, which they would know because…they caught it in 2010. This burb’s girth was just 2″ less:
Ever seen perch this big?
Imagine a wrasslin’ match with THESE tiger stripes:
But seriously: Jumbos in that system are apparently the top predator…and cannibals. The In-Depth Outdoors crew likes to catch ’em on perch patterns in the Rapala Slab Raps and Ultra Light Rippin’ Raps.
They’ll switch over to VMC Tingler Spoons when the bite gets tough. It’s subtle, but can still flutter way out to the side to help call fish in. Here they are puttin the smackdown on ’em:
Extreme cold-water trolling.
How to catch Mississippi River walleyes right now.
Gas up the boats, there’s open-water walleyes to be had! A popular Midwest stretch of water is the Mississippi River’s Pool 4. How you catch ’em depends if you wanna go for quality or quantity — here’s walleye nut Travis Sorokie’s favorite techniques:
Spin jig tipped with a minnow
Paddletail minnow on a 3/8-oz jig
More deets from Travis in this AnglingBuzz video:
Frogger on ice (not the musical).
Caught by Brett Ulrich in WI on a piece of sharp-cheddar cheese, maybe. Would your girlfriend let you bring that thing in the Frabill?
> “The DNR is uncomfor increasing harvest on a lake that has basically only one strong year class  moving forward. That’s why a walleye catch-and-release season was the decision again. We still have to be very careful because we don’t know if we have a good year class coming up behind them.”
This season has been some of the best ice fishing the lake has seen in 25-ish years and should continue into the open-water season.
…in one weekend! Take it easy…this wasn’t the most trustworthy ice we’ve seen:
> “More than 30 lakes now have the attractors, and the state provides a list of lakes and GPS coordinates to anglers.”
Brings a whole new meaning to fishing “community holes,” but wish we had ’em up here!
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Plus a pig roast for those that don’t catch anything….
Tip of the Day
> Attach your mainline to one eye of the swivel. To the second and third eyes, attach mono leaders with two different lengths: a short leader about 12″ long, and a long leader that’s 24-30″ long. We will use these mono leaders to connect two baits to the rig.
> Tie a heavy jig (1/2- to 3/4-oz) to the long leader, and dress that jig with a bulky soft-plastic like a 4″ Ringworm or a Moxi from B-Fish-N tackle. Tie a light jig (1/16-oz) to the short leader, and dress that jig with a low-pro soft-plastic like a shortened Ringworm or a small Fluke-style bait.
> Start moving upstream at a speed of 0.5-0.8 mph, allowing the heavier jig to contact the bottom during a series of lifts and drops — with enough line out to allow the heavy jig to remain in contact with the bottom on the drop.
> Most bites occur on the bottom jig in high-flow areas while the top bait is typically best under low-flow conditions or cleaner water.
Make sure this rig is legal where you’re fishing. Here in the “Land of 10,000 Laws” you can only use it on select border waters — it’s that good.
Who is Target Walleye/Ice?