Mike Ganzeveld

Lake Ontario Fishing Report

How far would YOU drive to catch walleyes over 28 inches long, chunky as all get out, and with little or no other anglers fishing around you? Tracy Hayward and I made the drive to Kingston, ON, this past week to fish with our Canadian friend, Jim Lyon. For several years, Jim has asked us…

2017 Cabela’s National Walleye Tour Championship Report

Fishing Green Bay has changed in recent years. The standard “trolling” for walleyes with cranks or spinner rigs has changed over to mostly pitching “moonshine shiver minnows” with a lift and drop back to the boat. This year’s event out of Marinette, WI, however, turned into a TROLLING bite for winner, Dean Arnoldussen! Please use…

South Dakota Fishing Report, June 20-22, 2017

Have you ever fished South Dakota….the land of rolling prairie, wide vistas, and pheasants everywhere?! Good fishing friend Tracy Hayward and I were invited to Kimball, SD, by Steve Schaefer from Sioux Falls. We met Steve a few years ago ice fishing and have ice fished the northeastern corner of South Dakota with him since.…

Does Color Matter to a Greenback?

What’s the first thing your buddies ask after you put a piggy greenback on the ice? Probably the most asked question is, “what’s the hot color & what lure are you using?” On Lake Winnipeg, we have had lots of success using lipless crankbaits in several different colors. My preference, when it comes to color…

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…