Mississippi Crappie Are On!

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Last week Gary, Mike, Larry and I made a trip south to Mississippi for early spring crappie. We fished Sardis Lake, Enid Lake, and Lake Grenada.  Gary and I rigged our boats up for spider rigging which is the preferred way of fishing for the southern fishermen.  Spider rigging consists of rigging the front of…

2015 IFO Fishing Report!

Spike's 14.5 inch walleye on Day 2.

  The 2015 IFO (Ice Fishing Outing) trip to Lake of the Woods and Arnesen’s Rocky Point Resort is history!  This year’s group included John, Ralph, Steve, Cliff, Tracy, Tom, Mark, Joe, Dan, Bassel, and me.  We arrived at the lodge on Sunday March 1 and completed three days out on the ice.  Our first…

South Dakota Ice Fishing Report!

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Lake Preston, SD:  Tracy, Jesse, Matt, and I left Iowa on January 15th for the northeastern corner of South Dakota to meet Ralph from Tea, SD, and spend our weekend ice fishing area lakes around Lake Preston, SD.  Matt’s friend, Tim, from Sibley, IA, joined us for the weekend, too.  We fished Lake Thompson all day…

NPAA ‘Proactive and Professional’ Conference Sets Attendance, Member, Partner Records

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Forestville, WI – The recently concluded National Professional Anglers Association annual conference set attendance records, entered the 2015 season with a record number of fishing and marine industries supporting partners, and raised a record amount of money for the Future Anglers Foundation.  The Jan. 2-4 event held in Minneapolis also showcased numerous speakers discussing the…

January 1st Ice Fishing Report

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Hopefully everyone is settled in and ready for 2015! Walleye Wisdom contributor Ralph Kitson sends this report from South Dakota:  Some of you have been asking me what have I be doing?   Well, I have been fishing often.  Today, we went out ice fishing and we did ok.  Kept  9 perch that range from 9…

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

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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…