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Skinny Water Walleye by Bob Gwizdz

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Skinny Water Walleye by Bob Gwizdz

 It was a warm morning—hot even, for early June—when I climbed into Mark Gwizdala’s boat in Linwood for a walleye excursion on Saginaw Bay, and you could see the flotilla of walleye boats trolling around a mile or two off shore. But as soon as we cleared the channel markers, Gwizdala took a hard right and headed southeast. We rigged up, mostly with planer boards and crankbaits, and within 30 minutes or so of trolling, we’d boated five keeper walleyes. That wasn’t extraordinary; Saginaw Bay is just full of walleyes these days. What was unusual is that we had them...

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Finding the HOTTEST Bites, When Species Collide... by Matt Straw

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Finding the HOTTEST Bites, When Species Collide... by Matt Straw

Lake Ontario was silky smooth as Captain Frank Campbell slipped the boat into position along a shoreline break. “Uncharacteristically flat for April,” he said. “Boat control won’t be the problem. Let’s see if the fish stayed home in this clear water.” We came to Niagara Falls to drift bait for steelhead in the Niagara River, and maybe drop some spoons on the Niagara Bar for lake trout. But Campbell said we had to spend at least one morning experiencing the pre-spawn smallmouths on the shallow shoals of Lake Ontario. The water temperature read 43°F. After a long, cold winter in...

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Motown HAWG 'Eyes by Kenny Darwin

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Motown HAWG 'Eyes by Kenny Darwin

If you're eager for trophy walleye... Don't Ignore this 32-Mile Stretch of Great Walleye Fishing Water... Looking for a perfect spot for big walleyes?   I’m talkin’ big ‘ole monster Great Lakes walleyes that slam your lure bend your rod double and push the scales over 10-pounds.  Come to the Detroit River and ply this system with baited jig and you will be amazed at the results.  Big fish and plenty of them await your hook. So, what you are waiting for?    “There is no question the Detroit River is one of the premier trophy walleye destinations in the Great...

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Small Boat Rigging for Big Water by Cory Yarmuth

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Small Boat Rigging for Big Water by Cory Yarmuth

Lake Michigan, or any Great Lake for that matter, can be an intimidating body of water.  Many fishermen tend to think that you need at least a 28-foot boat all decked out with the latest gear to even attempt to fish its waters and be successful. This statement couldn’t be further from the truth. The big water is certainly something that you should not take lightly. However, given the opportunity there are many chances for those of us who run smaller boats to get out and be successful at catching our limits of trout, salmon, or walleye that inhabit these...

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Stealth Downrigger Tactics by Dan Keating

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Stealth Downrigger Tactics by Dan Keating

Over the past few years, stealth riggers have been some of the most productive rods on the Blue Horizon. Spring, summer, and fall, they produce fish. Anytime I encounter clear water, negative fish, or strong currents, adjusting riggers to stealth mode will produce fish. One other note: clean spoons run on stealth riggers catch huge fish during the middle of the day. If you don’t currently incorporate stealth riggers into your spread, you will want to pay close attention. Secret Weapon Rigs (SWR) Ever been skunked? It is painful! From one fisherman to another, there is a greater distance between...

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