Gary Speicher, NPAA #128

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…

Happy Easter from the Speicher Family!

We are blessed to have such a wonderful family and I want to introduce you to our children who were home with us over the weekend and went to Palm Sunday Church service with Sue and I.  From left to right, there’s Sarah, Chris, Matt, and Amy Saiger.  Chris and Amy live in the Chicago…

Grown Man Caught Eating Walleye Sushi!

Our good friend, Dave Zapf, took this picture of me just about devouring a little walleye–or, as he calls it, walleye “sushi”.  The fish from Canada’s Lake Lac Seul come in all sizes but leave it up to me to catch a rare little one from this great fishery!  (P.S.-That fish should be about a…

Chris Burns Catches Monster Walleye!

Chris caught this huge walleye while we were fun fishing for a day after the FLW Walleye Tour event on Little Bay de Noc a couple summers ago.  Do you think we could catch one like this DURING the tournament?!  Anyway, we went over to Big Bay to a spot Chris felt the big girls…

Read This if you Care about the Future of Fishing

There’s a lot to be concerned about for the future of the sport we love–recession, invasive species,  legislation, changing climate, illegal netting…and the list goes on.  But, there is a way each of us can help support and grow the fishing industry: join the NPAA (National Professional Anglers Association).  We have a link to the…