January 1st Ice Fishing Report

Hopefully everyone is settled in and ready for 2015! Walleye Wisdom contributor Ralph Kitson sends this report from South Dakota:  Some of you have been asking me what have I be doing?   Well, I have been fishing often.  Today, we went out ice fishing and we did ok.  Kept  9 perch that range from 9…

South Dakota Ice Fishing Report

We have safe ice (10 inches) again after a weekend of 50 degrees plus temperatures. So today, we headed out to Lake Whitewood which is just South of the village of Lake Preston. We had ok luck out on the ice, keeping 11 perch ranging from just about 10 inches to almost 13 inches. Bite…

Illinois Walleye Trail Report!

Friend Chris Burns from Davenport and I prefished last Friday and Saturday on the Mississippi River prior to the first event in the Illinois Walleye Trail series out of Albany, Ill. “The River was really high and dirty during the prefish and tournament,” Burns commented. We found our best approach was to move from spot…

NWT Little Bay de Noc 2014

Good friend Tracy Hayward and I left Cedar Rapids on Friday, August 23, for Escanaba, MI and practice for the third event in the Cabela’s National Walleye Tour season. We had high hopes for many walleyes. However, we were greeted with four days of practice without a walleye! We fished Little Bay, Big Bay, above…

2014 Clear Lake Classic with Captain Dave Nichols

2014 Clear Lake Classic with Captain Dave Nichols The Clear Lake Fishing Club conducted their 25th annual Clear Lake Walleye Classic, May 17 & 18 on Clear Lake. This event brings together 100 2 person teams in what has become a rite of spring for Iowa walleye anglers. This de facto state championship brings in…

Mother’s Day on Lake Macbride

Lake MacBride report: Chris Speicher came home from Chicago to help Sue celebrate Mother’s Day. I’m grateful she let us fish a few hours together out of the Lund Explorer! Before Chris arrived about 2pm, I had a couple hours to pull No. 5 Shad Raps across the north arm of Lake MacBride catching small…