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late fall walleye

Fishing late fall walleye patterns

by Tim Allard | October 16, 2020

Late fall is an incredible time to fish walleye, as turnover tribulations are over and fish concentrate on mid to deep structure.

Fall walleye: Don't put away those rods yet!

by Bernie Schnieders | September 24, 2020

The changing colours of leaves, cool nights, and the smell of autumn in the air signal that one of the best walleye bites of the year is underway. Yet, many outdoors enthusiasts have packed away their rods and exchanged them for guns or bows. Why switch entirely? Com­bining hunting with fall walleye fishing makes for great surf-and-turf trips.

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Finding mad heat walleye

by Tim Allard | August 12, 2020

Here are some reliable tactics for catching summertime walleye when the temperature soars and fishing might otherwise be tough.

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5 pro tactics for walleye

by Tim Allard | June 19, 2020

‘Eyes got you stumped? There are plenty of ways to catch walleye in spring and summer. These potent presentations and tricks will help them bite.

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Deadsticking more walleye

by Tim Allard | December 12, 2019

At least once every winter, a dead-stick rod saves my bacon and catches walleye uninterested in biting jigging lures. While soaking a minnow is a simple finesse approach, paying attention to details will boost success. Here is a rundown of the method.

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Walleye still abundant in Lake Erie

by Jeff Helsdon | November 18, 2019

Initial trawling assessment results for 2019’s walleye hatch are the second highest on record, confirming Lake Erie’s continuing walleye abundance.

Walleye in the pads

by Gord Ellis | July 4, 2019

He tied on a jig and a yellow plastic twister-tail grub, and impaled a leech on the hook. His presentation was basic. He'd pitch the jig into a gap between pads and reel it back with only a slight swimming movement. His first fish was a 12-inch (30.5 cm) perch. My fashion­ defying partner threw it in the livewell and was soon back at it.

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Identifying walleye, sauger, pickerel, and pike

by Lonnie King | June 13, 2019

If you find yourself tripping over the terms walleye, sauger, pickerel, and pike, you’re not alone. For starters, here in Ontario we interchange...

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Swing-jig walleye

by Tim Allard | May 14, 2019

Big on the bass scene, swing jigs can be just as good for walleye. Here are some of their advantages, along with a few proven presentations for ‘eyes.