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Speed Traps by Capt. Mike Schoonveld

Rivers & Lakes salmon fishing Stories and Editorials

Speed Traps by Capt. Mike Schoonveld

No one wants to hear fishing stories that are almost 40 years old, but this one has a point to it. I’d yet to own my own boat for Great Lakes fishing, but I was enamored of the sport and quick to jump on board with anyone willing to take me along. That’s how I found myself on board a rickety old aluminum side console, with a hard-to-start outboard. It was late in the nearshore season. Most of the fish had scooted offshore where even us “kids” knew better than going in that old wave-whacker.  Caption: Seasoned trollers learn to monitor...

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Mixing Business, Science, and Pleasure for Everyone’s Benefit by Justin DiRado

General Fishing News & Info Stories and Editorials Walleye Fishing

Mixing Business, Science, and Pleasure for Everyone’s Benefit by Justin DiRado

Considering that Lake Erie is widely considered the “walleye capital of the world...this research is extremely important for fisheries managers to maintain a healthy sport fish population. 

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When Lake Erie Perch Are on, They Are on Fire! by Bill Hilts Jr.

Crappie Panfish Rivers & Lakes

When Lake Erie Perch Are on, They Are on Fire! by Bill Hilts Jr.

Great Lakes Angler – August-September 2016   Lake Erie perch fishing was on fire! (2016). After a productive spring fishing season off New York’s large chunk of shoreline, anglers will be looking for a repeat performance in the fall. In fact, perch action can be good all year long if you know where to look and how to fish for them. Seeing 150 to 200 empty boat trailers at the parking area of Sturgeon Point Marina in Derby was not an uncommon sight in the spring … when the perch are “on.” Finding the fleet of boats to mark the...

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Double Duty Diver Reels by Capt. Mike Schoonveld

Boats Rivers & Lakes salmon fishing Walleye Fishing

Double Duty Diver Reels by Capt. Mike Schoonveld

 Fishing tackle is expensive and I’m a cheapskate. Anytime I can multi-purpose the gear I use on my boat, I’m happy. One of the easiest things I double-duty is spooling the reels I use for running Dipsey Divers or other brands of diving planers. I spool them once then keep them in the game almost all season long. In the spring, I want monofilament on my diver reels. During the first weeks of the season, I may only be deploying 15 or 20 feet of line between rod tip and diver with the directional weight adjusted to make diver and...

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Belly up to the Niagara Bar by Mark Romanack of Fishing 411 TV

Boats Michigan Rivers & Lakes salmon fishing trout fishing Walleye Fishing

Belly up to the Niagara Bar by Mark Romanack of Fishing 411 TV

Great Lakes Angler, originally featured June/July 2018  The Great Lakes have no shortage of classic fish holding structure. While trout and salmon are pelagic or open water creatures, it’s the terra firma of the lake bottom that provides the foundation for some of the best fishing the Great Lakes have to offer.   When dramatic bottom structure combines with prevailing currents and consistently occurring schools of bait fish, the stage is set for epic fishing. This is exactly the situation found on the iconic Niagara Bar, located on the west end of Lake Ontario near the mouth of the Niagara...

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