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

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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…

Detroit River with a Detroiter

Featuring Capt. Dave Nichols I had the chance to fish the Detroit River for several days this April with native Detroiter, Nick Capussi. Nick is the operations director for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cedar Rapids and deeply involved with the Fish-O-Rama event sponsored by Walleye Wisdom. We committed to jig fishing the river…

Good news for our Wisconsin walleye anglers.

The state of Wisconsin has decided to do something about declining walleye populations and embark on an aggressive stocking program. “That’s not an overstatement,” said Ron Bruch, statewide fisheries planning coordinator for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. “We’ve never done anything like this before. We’re not sure anyone has. We’re not doing this on…

W.A.T. Tournament Report: Genoa, WI!

The first of four Mississippi River walleye fishing tournaments with the W.A.T. Tournament series was completed Sunday, April 6. My fishing partner for the events is business associate Roger Abel. Roger was kind in allowing us to fish out of his Ranger 620 while I’m awaiting getting my boat ready for the season. We headed…