Today’s Top 5
No weight but a whopping 32 inches – suh-weet!
A 17 from Canada?
That’s the claim, you be the judge:
NPAA auction, trip to take place fall 2015. Will be awesome! Deets here.
Can you walleye-fish in stripes?
> 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.
1. Check out the awesome MarCum Pan Cam!
> “The Frozen Chosen,” a documentary about sturgeon spearing on Lake Winnebago, has received a Midwest Emmy.
Caught jigging for ‘eyes:
Does anyone really eat muskies??
“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:
> “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!
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