Boat registration reminder.

Remember, 2010 is a registration year! DES MOINES – Boat owners are reminded that 2010 is a registration year. Iowa boat registration fees are due April 30, and are valid for three years. Boat registration fees help to manage aquatic invasive species, support the seasonal water patrol program and the water trails program. There are…

New Iowa perch record.

GUTTENBERG, Iowa – A new state record for yellow perch was caught March 7, in Pool 11 of the Mississippi River. Angler Bob Ruff, of Garnavillo, caught the 2 pound, 6 ounces, 15 inch perch while ice fishing with his daughter. The weight was recorded at the Guttenberg Fish Management Station and verified on a…

Marty Barski Catches a Walleysky!

Pretty corny, huh?  Our good friend from Chicago, Marty Barski, was Chris Burns’ co-angler partner during the 2009 FLW Walleye Tour events.  Marty and I did some prefishing before the FLW event at Red Wing together to see if we could find some additional spots for Chris.  We were out in my “Middle Lund” pulling…

Big fines for keeping too many walleyes.

This article from the Park Rapids Enterprise in Park Rapids, Minnesota reminds us that penalties for breaking limit laws can and do happen. A Warroad man must pay $1,145 in fines and court costs and $1,000 in restitution after being convicted for keeping too many walleyes on Lake of the Woods. Kevin Bjorneby, 44, also…

That’s not a walleye?!

I know.  I know.  But catching Crappies can be fun this time of year, too.  Sons, Chris and Matt, joined me for a nice day of fishing at local Lake McBride Easter weekend 2009.  We were cozy in the Little Lund but caught lots of Crappies and some Stripers pulling crankbaits using my long rods…

Chicagoan Tames Another Walleye!

Chicago native, Dave Zapf, showed us how to jig for Lac Seul walleye using the finesse approach with a small foxee jig…see if you can find some and locate the walleyes in 7-14 feet of water just off the wind blown points and you’ll be cookin’ up  a shore lunch before you know it!  Way…

Nephew Jeff Shows us How!

Jeff Trench Big Fish!  My nephew, Jeff Trench, from Eugene, Oregon joined us for the annual “big boy” trip to Lac Seul in 2009.   He’s never gone fishing for walleye or northern….so, guess who won the big fish pot for both last year?  Nice fish, Jeff!  Uncle Gary

Who is Chris Burns?

Chris Burns is a pro walleye fisherman who lives in Davenport, Iowa with his son, Nick.  Chris owns a successful dental lab cranking out new teeth for his dentist clients throughout Eastern Iowa.  We fished as a pro/co team during the 2007 and 2008 FLW Walleye Tour events out of a 2007 Ranger 620 we…

Thanks, Mike!

Ellen and Mike were in my office today to help finalize thoughts on how to make this site more attractive to visitors and more effective in sharing tips and tricks for catching more walleyes in 2010!  Please come back and watch for further improvements and the latest video from Chris Burns’ presentation at the Davenport…