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  • Escanaba, MI to host TWF Walleye Tourney on July 30, 2017
    The Walleye Federation (TWF) is having a one day tourney in Escanaba,  Michigan on July 30th…that’s this month folks.  Its a two person team tourney and the entry fee is $200+federation membership fee for the event.  You could qualify for ……
    - 27 days ago 24 Jul 17, 6:54pm -
  • Busting out the Weapons
    Its perch fishing time out on Lake Erie, but its also one of those times where I like to break out an old friend, the Weapon Rig.  Sometimes referred to as a Mayfly Rig, this simple contraption is a walleye … Continue reading →
    - 31 days ago 20 Jul 17, 2:56pm -
  • Perch Fishing Tip for Tighline Rigs
    The perch fishing season is starting to get into full swing, and with that many anglers will be hitting Lake Erie in search of yellow bellies.    One of the most popular rigs out there is commonly referred to as the tighline … Continue reading…
    - 36 days ago 15 Jul 17, 5:43pm -
  • Counting Perch, with the CatchCounter
    With all the perch coming back to the boat on the crawler harnesses lately, it really has me thinking about the perch fishing that will be starting soon out on Lake Erie.  At least for me that is, those that … Continue reading →
    - 46 days ago 5 Jul 17, 4:41pm -
  • New Way to Remove the Fish Smell
    Handling fish, sometimes lots of fish if your day went well on the water, is something we all do.  If you have tried some of the smell removal type items you can buy in a sporting goods store,  you probably found … Continue reading →
    - 61 days ago 20 Jun 17, 2:50pm -
  • Lake Erie is en FUEGO/2017
    I never thought I would say this, but thank God it is Monday!  That’s how it goes after four straight days of doing nothing but netting walleye and reloading crawlers on the hooks.  While running with fellow team member of Northland … Continue…
    - 62 days ago 19 Jun 17, 2:10pm -
  • Buggy Blades for Walleye: The Mayfly Hatch is On
    The mayfly hatch of 2017 is on!  In the days of yesteryear, the old time walleye anglers would claim that the bite would shut down during the hatch, but au contraire mon frères.  That’s French, which loosely translated means, not so fast … C…
    - 69 days ago 12 Jun 17, 7:27pm -
  • The Planer Board Caddy from Traxstech
    After all my spring tourneys, it’s finally time to get back to Lake Erie and catch some walleye for no other reason than the love of fishing.  Which means I installed my latest piece of equipment on the boat, the … Continue reading →
    - 82 days ago 30 May 17, 2:05pm -

Lake Erie Fishing

  • New Fishing Magazine Blog
    I decided to keep this Lake Erie Fishing Blog and also have a magazine type blog with pictures of caught fish.  You can check out the magazine at FishBoast.  So please come on over and check it out and submit photos of your caught fish.
    - 8 Feb 16, 8:22am -
  • Northern Pike Compete with Other Predators Like Walleye and Should Not Be Introduced.
    A friend of mine in the Western USA just sent me this article which was posted on  It is very important to not introduce any non-native fish or organism to any body of water.  Lake Erie has been a similar victim recently with the intr…
    - 12 Nov 15, 4:11am -
  • Steelhead Update for Erie Streams - November 11, 2015
    The heavy rains ended yesterday and the high murky streams undoubtedly resulted in a fresh run of steelhead trout.  I went on a scouting mission today and can report that the smaller streams are about fishable.  They were still high at  2 pm this…
    - 12 Nov 15, 1:39am -
  • Heavy Rains Bring in the Steelhead.
    Tuesday November 10 2015Heavy rains today are contributing to very high Erie steelhead streams.  The streams are flowing high and murky which will result in a fresh run of trout.  It usually takes one to three days for streams to improve from a rai…
    - 10 Nov 15, 8:57pm -
  • Steelhead Staged and Ready to Run Up Erie PA Streams -2015 October 10 Report
    I just got back from a steelhead scouting trip and can relay the following news.  Streams are extremely low and most do not have any fish.  I spent my time on the eastside streams and the only place I located fish was in 20 mile creek by New York S…
    - 12 Oct 15, 9:25pm -
  • 2015 Lake Erie Perch Fishing Spotty at Best
    The summer is quickly going by and local fisherman are wondering where all of the perch schools are.  The perch fishing has been spotty at best, with many fisherman giving up due to the cost of a trip out to the normal perch zones. I walked the nort…
    - 1 Sep 15, 4:50pm -
  • Erie Streams Stocked with Thousands of Steelhead Smolts
    Recently, the PA Fish & Boat Commission released thousands of 6 to 8 inch steelhead smolts into local streams.  These steelhead hopefully will return from Lake Erie in a few years and venture up the same streams to spawn which will provide anglers t…
    - 23 Apr 14, 11:28pm -