Gary Speicher, NPAA #128

2nd Day Pool 3 Pre-fishing.

Dave DeDecker and I put the Lund Explorer in at Diamond Bluffs early this morning. We pulled lead core and cranks on a commonly fished spot with no takers. Then we went to three-way rigs with double shallow running Shad Raps and pulled two nice ones within a short distance! Unfortunately, that was it for…

Lac Seuls Golden Eagle Resort Update

Just got off the phone with Alma and Scott Angove who own the Golden Eagle Resort on the Northwest corner of Ontario’s Lake Lac Seul.  Scott’s report is as follows:  ” Gary, the water is down this year because of lack of snow and the dry spring we’ve had–this should equate to really good fishing!  We’re…

Attention Tournament Anglers

We received this important message from Pat Neu, Executive Director, NPAA, and want to pass it on to all tournament anglers who are stakeholders in the future of competitive walleye fishing:  “Attention Tournament Anglers:  this year more than any in recent memory it is critical for you to get out and fish.  Tournament organizations need…

Day 2 FLW Results.

Well, Walleye Wisdom Watchers, Chris Burns almost made the cut to the top 10 finalists at the FLW Walleye Tour event on the Illinois River at Spring Valley, IL. Chris finished the two-day qualifier with six fish weighing 9 pounds 10 ounces. He was knocked out by Pro Dan Stier from Mina, SD, at the…

Day Three pre-fishing comes to a close

Chris and I left Davenport early today for a half-day of pre-fishing on the Illinois River at Spring Valley. The Saugers were waiting for us! Changed crankbaits and caught two really nice ones right away! Couldn’t take video because other pro boats were close by. We were off water by noon, got the boat and…

What Walleye Lures Will We Use at Spring Valley?

Hello to all our Walleye Wisdom watchers!  I wanted to file a quick report before leaving early Monday morning to meet Ranger/Evinrude Pro Chris Burns in Davenport, IA and head on down to Spring Valley, Il, for some pre-tournament fishing with Chris and his brother, Dan, from Denver, CO.  We’ll be on the Illinois River…

Let the Tournament Games Begin!

The excitement of competitive walleye tournament fishing was captured by a great FLW Outdoors photographer last year while Tommy Skarlis from Dorchester, Iowa and I were teamed up for the first day of the FLW event at Red Wing, Minnesota.  Our last fish was the biggest caught up on a small wing dam below the…

Big Smallie chases off Big Walleye!

Chris Burns caught this nice Smallmouth Bass while we were trolling for walleye.  I think the Smallie must have scared away a big Walleye and took Chris’s bait!!  You never know what you might catch trolling the waters of the Great Lakes!!  The Smallmouth Bass population on Lake Erie around the Bass Islands has exploded…

Tin or Glass-what’s the Best?

  The debate goes on each year in the Spring as anglers who itch for a new boat (or new to them boat) evaluate the pros and cons of aluminum versus fiberglass.  Each boat has their strengths and weaknesses.  I’ve owned both–the big Lund you see above plus a nice Ranger 620 with Chris Burns…