Fishing

weighted walleye the fallout of the lake erie fishing tournament

Weighted Walleye: The fallout of the Lake Erie fishing tournament

Weighted Walleye: The fallout of the Lake Erie fishing tournament

A fishing tournament weigh-in in Cleveland last month, an event most often attended by anglers, family, friends and passersby, sent the Lake Erie walleye scene into worldwide news after several videos went viral.

They appeared to show two consistently winning tournament anglers get caught cheating red-handed after 10 lead weights, tipping the scales at about 7 pounds, were removed from their five walleye at the final 2022 event for the Lake Erie Walleye Trail.

Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

how fishtown is preserving michigans fading fishing heritage

How Fishtown is Preserving Michigan’s Fading Fishing Heritage

Saved from recent high-water levels that threatened its very foundation, Fishtown in Leland, one of Northern Michigan’s most iconic tourist attractions is working to help with a save of its own: preserving the state’s fading commercial fishing heritage. Read the full story by Traverse Magazine.  Read the full story

authorities probing report of scandal at fishing tournament

Authorities probing report of scandal at fishing tournament

Authorities probing report of scandal at fishing tournament

By Mark Gillispie, Associated Press

CLEVELAND (AP) — The county prosecutor’s office in Cleveland has opened an investigation into an apparent cheating scandal during a lucrative walleye fishing tournament on Lake Erie last week.

A video posted to Twitter shows Jason Fischer, tournament director for the Lake Erie Walleye Trail, cutting open the winning catch of five walleye on Friday and finding lead weights and prepared fish filets inside them.

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New prints up for grabs in support of Kincardine hospital

Kincardine’s hospital auxiliary is auctioning off a new print set at Sobey’s entitled “Triple Summer Coastal” by Nova Scotian folk artist Maud Lewis.  This limited edition piece features three different prints — Fishing Vessels; Smiths Cove, Digby County; and Peggy’s Cove.  The print displayed at the Kincardine Hospital is entitled “Shimmering Water” by Group of […]

setting lake erie limits

Setting Lake Erie limits

Setting Lake Erie limits

The total allowable catch (TAC) for yellow perch and walleye went up this year in Lake Erie. The raise is indicative of booming walleye population in recent years as well as a healthy perch population in most areas of the lake.

The walleye TAC rose 18% from 12.28 million fish in 2021 to 14.53 million this year, with yellow perch rising 15% from 6.23 million pounds last year to 7.18 million pounds this year.

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get personal with lake erie and walleye on a kayak

Get personal with Lake Erie and walleye on a kayak

Get personal with Lake Erie and walleye on a kayak

Chuck Earls knows a couple things: kayaks and walleye. And that’s the perfect combination for Cleveland-based Lake Erie Kayak Fishing Guided Adventures — not just a charter service and not just a kayak rental company. It’s kind of something in the middle.

Earls is the first Lake Erie kayak guide licensed by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

Read Now at Great Lakes Now.

Big fish expected as Chantry Chinook Classic heats up

The Lake Huron Fishing Club’s Chantry Chinook Classic Salmon Debry was being led by a 20.97-pound chinook salmon as of Thursday afternoon. The leading fish caught by Paul Hock was weighed in at 9:50 p.m. Tuesday evening at the Port Elgin Habour. The second and third place salmon as of Thursday afternoon, weighing in at […]

fishing should be absolutely forbidden during spawning season

Fishing should be ‘absolutely forbidden’ during spawning season

Dr. David Philipp, a professor at the University of Illinois and a Director of the Fisheries Conservation Foundation has been studying the bass populations in eastern Ontario lakes for decades. He argues that though the bass season opened June 18 this year, males were still guarding their broods contributing to increased nest predation. Read the…

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