Today’s Top 4
One of several caught in what is a really mild Pacific Northwest winter (#jealous). Apparently all were caught (and released) on a Kit’s Tackle Walleye Fry Glass Minnow:
Okay, technically it’s not a walleye and it’s not in North America, but that’s a BEAST of a walleye-looking fish! 35+ lbs!
For some of us, this is the only Zander we’ll ever see in person:
> They hold theses events and kill big pike, big smallmouth bass, big largemouth bass, big walleyes — all for prizes. This is not good for conservation or our sport!
> I’m all about having a good time with these events raising money for good causes and the camaraderie is awesome. However this is just one of many lakes that has been hurt due to these events killing big fish!
> Erie: Commercial quota has dropped from 13 million lbs to less than 4 over the last 10 years. 90% of all yellow perch consumed in the US come from Erie.
> Winnipeg: Northern pike have been doing work on the perch population.
> Ontario: Snow is too deep for winter netting this year.
RIP fishing brother.
Due to all this cold weather. Ice stats as of about a week ago:
> Erie: 98.9% coverage
> Huron: 92.8%
> Superior: 91.5%
> Ontario: 82.6%
> Michigan: 63.2%
Mar 2, 10, and 16.
Mar 12, near Gretna.
Mar 21, Manitowoc chapter.
Mar 25 at the LaSalle VFW.
Tip of the Day
EXCELLENT tip from the Technological Angler:
Quote of the Day
Everyone got spoiled last year when schools of walleye stayed put for days at a time.
– Erie guide John Gribble talking about how walleye are on the move this year under the ice. Also said: