South Dakota Ice Fishing Report

Lake Whitewood Perch

We have safe ice (10 inches) again after a weekend of 50 degrees plus temperatures. So today, we headed out to Lake Whitewood which is just South of the village of Lake Preston. We had ok luck out on the ice, keeping 11 perch ranging from just about 10 inches to almost 13 inches. Bite…

Illinois Walleye Trail Report!

First place IWT winners Max Actis and Mike Stuckert with Tournament Director Adam Sandor at the Albany, Il event September 21.  Congrats!!

Friend Chris Burns from Davenport and I prefished last Friday and Saturday on the Mississippi River prior to the first event in the Illinois Walleye Trail series out of Albany, Ill. “The River was really high and dirty during the prefish and tournament,” Burns commented. We found our best approach was to move from spot…

NWT Little Bay de Noc 2014

Nice fish Chris and Ed!

Good friend Tracy Hayward and I left Cedar Rapids on Friday, August 23, for Escanaba, MI and practice for the third event in the Cabela’s National Walleye Tour season. We had high hopes for many walleyes. However, we were greeted with four days of practice without a walleye! We fished Little Bay, Big Bay, above…

2014 Clear Lake Classic with Captain Dave Nichols

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2014 Clear Lake Classic with Captain Dave Nichols The Clear Lake Fishing Club conducted their 25th annual Clear Lake Walleye Classic, May 17 & 18 on Clear Lake. This event brings together 100 2 person teams in what has become a rite of spring for Iowa walleye anglers. This de facto state championship brings in…

Mother’s Day on Lake Macbride

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Lake MacBride report: Chris Speicher came home from Chicago to help Sue celebrate Mother’s Day. I’m grateful she let us fish a few hours together out of the Lund Explorer! Before Chris arrived about 2pm, I had a couple hours to pull No. 5 Shad Raps across the north arm of Lake MacBride catching small…

Spring Saga at Sugema

Lake Seguema Walleyes

With Capt. Dave Nichols Every spring, I get a weekend outing with my deer hunting companions in southern Iowa. We do a little work on the deer property, pond fish and occasionally hit the lakes of southern Iowa for a day. This year we spent an evening and a morning on Lake Sugema, 3 miles…