Lake Ontario Fishing Report

How far would YOU drive to catch walleyes over 28 inches long, chunky as all get out, and with little or no other anglers fishing around you? Tracy Hayward and I made the drive to Kingston, ON, this past week to fish with our Canadian friend, Jim Lyon. For several years, Jim has asked us…

2017 Cabela’s National Walleye Tour Championship Report

Fishing Green Bay has changed in recent years. The standard “trolling” for walleyes with cranks or spinner rigs has changed over to mostly pitching “moonshine shiver minnows” with a lift and drop back to the boat. This year’s event out of Marinette, WI, however, turned into a TROLLING bite for winner, Dean Arnoldussen! Please use…

Birch Lake Fishing Report!

Wind, weeds…..and, WALLEYES! My third trip to Birch Lake, ON, with Tracy Hayward, Larry Hamlett, and Mike Woods produced almost as much success as last year’s fishing adventure with 1136 fish caught, mostly walleyes!! They’ve been flying with Kay Air Service and Outposts out of Lake Lac Seul to Birch for eleven years now. I…

South Dakota Fishing Report, June 20-22, 2017

Have you ever fished South Dakota….the land of rolling prairie, wide vistas, and pheasants everywhere?! Good fishing friend Tracy Hayward and I were invited to Kimball, SD, by Steve Schaefer from Sioux Falls. We met Steve a few years ago ice fishing and have ice fished the northeastern corner of South Dakota with him since.…

Lake Winnebago MWC Report June 2-3, 2017

“The walleyes aren’t biting….”, was the common theme heard from anglers at this year’s MWC event on Lake Winnebago. Lack of ice meant the shad did not die and there was plenty of bait food in the system for the fish to eat. My partner for the event, Tom Harrison from Chicago, came up to…

Lake Erie Fishing Report: May 13-19

Lake Erie–when she’s good, she’s really, really good…when she’s bad, she’s really, really bad! Our fishing week started out Saturday, May 13th, when Tom, Tracy, and I put the Ranger 620 in the water at the Mazurik boat ramp and headed to the east side of Kelly’s Island. We caught four nice ones and came…

Big Stone Lake Report!

2017 Cabela”s MWC Tournament Report, Big Stone Lake, Ortonville, MN: How much crappy weather can the walleyewisdom.com fishing team handle in 2017? We were put to the test last week on Big Stone Lake, a 26-mile long body of water right on the South Dakota/Minnesota border. Tracy Hayward and I drove up with the Suburban…

Lake Erie Fishing Report – 2017

National Walleye Tour Fishing Report, Lake Erie, April 07-14, 2017: “Tough fishing conditions….tough fishing conditions….tough fishing conditions!” Wish I had a dollar for every time I heard this statement over the six days we fished on Lake Erie, both in practice and tournament days. Ranger/Evinrude Pro Chris Burns and I left his Davenport, IA home…

Fishing at Clear Lake

Fishing at Clear Lake Ice fishing always brings me back so many memories from my youth. Many of days, I wish I could turn time back and be young and carefree again. I’m writing about fishing for some of the toothless wonders, not the one you are sitting on, but bluegills, crappies, perch and yellow…

Does Color Matter to a Greenback?

On Lake Winnipeg, we have had lots of success using lipless crankbaits in several different colors. My preference, when it comes to color choice, is using either natural or bright. I have caught more master angler walleyes on a natural color like chrome or blue than any other color. One of the most popular lures…

Lake Winnipeg – Border Crossing without issues

One of the hottest fall and winter fishing destinations over the past few years has been Lake Winnipeg. Anglers travel to Southern Manitoba in search of a fish called the Greenback walleye. You will need to make sure you have a current passport. There are two different passport options: a card and a traditional passport…