Fishing at Clear Lake

Fishing at Clear Lake Ice fishing always brings me back so many memories from my youth. Many of days, I wish I could turn time back and be young and carefree again. I’m writing about fishing for some of the toothless wonders, not the one you are sitting on, but bluegills, crappies, perch and yellow…

Does Color Matter to a Greenback?

On Lake Winnipeg, we have had lots of success using lipless crankbaits in several different colors. My preference, when it comes to color choice, is using either natural or bright. I have caught more master angler walleyes on a natural color like chrome or blue than any other color. One of the most popular lures…

Lake Winnipeg – Border Crossing without issues

One of the hottest fall and winter fishing destinations over the past few years has been Lake Winnipeg. Anglers travel to Southern Manitoba in search of a fish called the Greenback walleye. You will need to make sure you have a current passport. There are two different passport options: a card and a traditional passport…

Reader Dennis Plaehn Hits Lake Erie

Because of the forecast we had to leave a day earlier than planned. So I called my fishing partner at 5:30 AM and said we have to go now. Not having packed, it was a scramble to get ready and hit the road. I am from Marshalltown and my fishing partners Carl Carlson and Bill…

2017 LINN CO CONSERVATION & HAWKEYE ANGLING ADVENTURES 3rd ANNUAL WINTER FISHING ACADEMY

2017 LINN CO CONSERVATION & HAWKEYE ANGLING ADVENTURES 3rd ANNUAL WINTER FISHING ACADEMY 3rd Annual Winter Fishing Academy Wickiup Hill Outdoor Learning Center 10260 Morris Hills Road, Toddville, IA January 14, 2017 – Saturday 8:30 AM – 4:30PM $20.00* per person includes Lunch-payable at the door *Proceeds donated to the Pleasant Creek Lake Rehab project…

Bellevue Fishing Report 11-26-2016

“I think we can get some good ones today!” said my fishing partner for the day, JD Knight, over breakfast at Richman’s café early Saturday morning in Bellevue, Iowa. We put JD’s Tracker in the water and made a pass near the pack up by the Lock and Dam–no bites. We moved downriver and fished…

The Unofficial Aurora, SD Fishing Report

Greetings, We have been fishing Lake Poinsett searching for perch in the past 3 out of 4 fishing outings. Our luck for perch on that lake has not been on our side. However, we did catch three nice 11 inchers yesterday. Most of our luck has been for walleyes and smallmouth bass. If you want…

Lake Kabetogoma Fishing Report

Lake Kabetogoma Fishing Report, September 3-10, 2016: “Looks like a blowout” is how Mike Ganzeveld described our recent trip to Lake Kabetogoma after viewing the photos of the small walleye and pike we caught! On September 3, Gary Lindsay, Tracy Hayward, and I drove the red Suburban to the Sandy Point Lodge on Lake Kabetogoma…

Muskie fight July 6th, 2016 by Luke Wians

Gear: Shimano Curado 200e7 6’9 St. Croix Medium-Heavy action rod 12lb Segaur fluorocarbon line Location: Yellow River in Webster, Wisconsin Approximately 3pm It was a good day of fishing highlighted by many smallmouth, largemouth, and northern pike caught. It was calm, sunny, and about 86 degrees. The trip started out a little rough as my…

Ash Rapids Lodge Fishing Report 2016!

Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Walleye, and Musky–that was the menu served to us during our week at the Ash Rapids Lodge on Lake of the Woods August 12-19, 2016!  Former Iowa State President, Greg Geoffroy, invited me to join his wife, Maria, brothers Max and Dave Rothschild, along with Greg’s East Coast buddies, Bob Matthews,…

2016 Birch Lake Fishing Report!

1146. Yep, that’s how many fish we caught at Birch Lake in northwest Ontario this past week! Retired friends, Tracy Hayward, Mike Woods, Larry Hamlett and I left Cedar Rapids around 2am Friday, July 8th, and drove straight through to Lake Lac Seul to the KayAir base near Ear Falls. Karen and Peter Kay have…