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Ontario super tanker, Does this weigh 17?, You can fish in stripes!

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Lake Ontario super tanker!


No weight but a whopping 32 inches – suh-weet!

A 17 from Canada?


That’s the claim, you be the judge:



One man, one boat, one rod, one net, one camera:



NPAA auction, trip to take place fall 2015. Will be awesome! Deets here.



Can you walleye-fish in stripes?


Yes, yes you can – and we think it looks good!


1. MWC’s 2015 schedule.

12 events, up one from last year:

> March 6-7 Stockton Lake, Stockton, MO (Also a Last Chance 2015 NTC qualifier, side pot)
> March 20-21, Illinois River, Spring Valley Boat Club, IL (Also a Last Chance 2015 NTC qualifier, side pot)
> April 17-18, Lake St Clair/Detroit River, Saint Clair Shores, MI
> May 8-9, Sturgeon Bay, Little Sturgeon Bay, WI
> May 15-16, Big Stone Lake, Ortonville, MN
> June 19-20 Kinzua Reservoir, Bradford, PA
> June 26-27 Lake Petenwell, Arkdale, WI
> July 31-Aug 1, Little Bay De Noc, Escanaba, MI
> Aug 7-8, Devils Lake, Devils Lake, ND
> Sept. 11-12, Cass Lake, Cass Lake, MN
> Sept. 25-26, Mississippi River, Dubuque, IA (MWC Wildcard Event

> 2015 World Walleye Championship, October 21-24, Huron, Ohio*

Also new state champion titles as well as an end-of-the-season Wildcard.

Zander basically = European walleye.

Ice News


1. Check out the awesome MarCum Pan Cam!

You gotta see this:

More info here.

> “The Frozen Chosen,” a documentary about sturgeon spearing on Lake Winnebago, has received a Midwest Emmy.

Trailer here:


Muskie News


Caught jigging for ‘eyes:

Does anyone really eat muskies??

Bait of the Day

“Looks buggy” – something you hear in fly shops and ice-fishing circles. Change things up this year with a vertically-presented “buggy” bait like the Waxy Jig:

Tip of the Day


MN guide Tom Neustrom:

> “There can still be sediment in the water from the wave action of fall, which definitely extends the bite window from morning into afternoon. Same goes for darker, more turbid prairie lakes or the bog-stained, tannic waters of the north. But if the water’s clear, low-light periods are best; I’ll choose to fish early morning or the last two hours of afternoon into evening.”

> “Be quieter during early season – the ice is thinner and transmits more noise. Second, If you have clear ice, it’s going to be hard to sit in 6 or 7 feet of water and catch walleyes. Combine the two and it can be really tough, so I like to scout out spots where there’s snow pack and decreased light. Cloudy days can help tremendously, especially on shallower or clear waters.”

> Neustrom says anglers can hedge their bets by fishing around the edges of still green weeds, like cabbage. “Green weeds produce oxygen and attract life. You’ll find the whole food chain: micro-invertebrates, baitfish, panfish, predators…. The cool thing about that is you get a mixed bag. You might pick up walleyes during the low-light periods and panfish and pike during the day. Great place to set up shop with the family.”

Quote of the Day


If you’ve ever dreamed of pulling fish out of the ice like a cartoon penguin, then this is for you.

– Hard-water fishing described by someone who doesn’t do it.

Holy cow a Chilly Willy reference!

Shot of the Day


We love Igor striking gold in Ontario no matter what the weather’s doing:

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