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Lake Erie Shore Walleye by Paul Liikala

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Lake Erie Shore Walleye by Paul Liikala

Erie Walleye Can Be Shore Easy So many miles of water and where does one begin? This is the problem for Lake Erie walleye anglers.  Even though the shallowest of the Great Lakes has an estimated 26 million walleye, it also has 6,361,600 surface acres of water. Lake Erie Good Starting Points for Shore Walleye The list below offers areas with good structure covering large areas along the shoreline. The places mentioned have boat launches. Huron Harbor - From Huron Harbor troll a couple miles west.  East of the harbor is very good structure that continues all the way to Vermilion (boat launch...

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Bead Perspectives (Steehead Fishing) by Jim Bedford

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Bead Perspectives (Steehead Fishing) by Jim Bedford

Even though I remain a very confirmed lure tosser when it comes to river fishing for steelhead, brown trout, and salmon I have become very interested in the tremendous increase in the practice of bead fishing in Great Lakes tributaries. Several very successful anglers have related to me how this technique is even more effective than drifting actual eggs and spawn bags. Since I have always had an aversion to messing with eggs (in 48 years of hardcore fishing for steelhead, my life time catch of these special fish on spawn remains at two), the idea of successfully drifting beads...

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Forget Walleye Speed by Capt. Mike Schoonveld

Forget Walleye Speed by Capt. Mike Schoonveld

  “It’s a number’s game.” Lance said. “It’s not the way most guys do it. It’s not the way I used to do it. But if you just do the math, it makes sense and when you look in my livewell at the end of the day, the numbers in there show fishing with the odds in your favor wins out most of the time.” That’s what walleye pro, turned walleye educator, turned walleye guide—just call him a walleye entrepreneur—Lance Valentine told me last July.  I fished Saginaw Bay with Lance to experience big water fishing on a pontoon boat....

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The Great Lakes Best Brown Trout Ports by Mark Romanack (Fishing 411 TV)

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The Great Lakes Best Brown Trout Ports by Mark Romanack (Fishing 411 TV)

  I’m just old enough to have witnessed the glory days of the Great Lakes when brown trout were almost as abundant as salmon. It was a time when hard core anglers—fishing from small boats—would chisel ice away from launch ramps so they could be among the first to target browns each season. Back in the day, all the Great Lakes had an abundance of forage and the sky was the limit as to state and provincial brown trout stocking efforts. Sadly those days are gone and the changing face of the Great Lakes has forced biologists to reduce stocking...

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Fishing MagLips in the Great Lakes by Josh Crabtree

Fishing MagLips in the Great Lakes by Josh Crabtree

  About 7 years ago I began taking my plug fishing to the next level, it started with changing hooks and split rings, swapping from double stock hooks to single trebles with short shanks on double split rings. These setups worked very well, but would drive you nearly crazy with the constant tuning necessary to keep the plugs running true. Then about 5 years ago here came the MagLip, we knew how affective flatfish could be in slow water and were excited to give them a chance. Now it is the MagLip in 3.5 and 3.0 I rely on. The...

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