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Saginaw Walleye Ice Fishing by Bob Gwizdz

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Saginaw Walleye Ice Fishing by Bob Gwizdz

(Originally printed in Great Lakes Angler magazine 2015.) I remember the first time I fished the Saginaw River through the ice, as clearly as if it were yesterday, even though it was 25 years ago. It was a warm(ish) afternoon, up in the high 30s, as I recall, so when my buddy and I got on the river, right in downtown Saginaw, we didn’t even bother to bring an auger with us. We figured we’d either fish the same holes that the other anglers had fished that morning, or kick open any skimmed-over holes that had been used the previous...

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Lure Visibility by Jim Bedford

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Lure Visibility by Jim Bedford

The members of the trout and salmon family that we seek in the Great Lakes and their tributaries depend mainly on their sight for feeding.  Other Great Lakes predators like smallmouth bass, walleyes, and muskies are also mostly dependent on their vision for finding prey.  The sense of smell and the feeling of vibrations also come into play, but we are going to concentrate on the visuals in this article. Lots of factors affect how well fish see.  For sure, clarity of the water is key.  Turbidity in the form of suspended sediment particles or algae (plankton) can severely diminish the...

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The Art of Two Motor Trolling by Mark Romanack

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The Art of Two Motor Trolling by Mark Romanack

Originally featured in Great Lakes Angler, August/September 2018 I’m old enough to remember when anglers put a kicker motor on their fishing boats for two reasons. The primary reason for the kicker motor was to handle trolling chores, but outboard motors weren’t as reliable as they are today. That kicker motor was also looked upon as being a life line should the main outboard break down. I’d like to say I’ve never had to depend on the kicker motor to get in, but that wouldn’t be the truth. Thankfully, these days outboard motors (big and small) are trustworthy to the...

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

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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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Double Duty Diver Reels by Capt. Mike Schoonveld

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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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