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Walleye fishing a major holiday surprise -- Fishing Report for Dec. 26

        Walleye fishing a major holiday surprise -- Fishing Report for Dec. 26 Frank Kovach shows off a trophy Lake Erie walleye he caught on a Smithwick Perfect 10 Rogue lure while fishing with Art Panfil off Cranberry Creek recently. (Photo courtesy of Art Panfil) Print By D'Arcy Egan, The Plain Dealer Email the author | Follow on Twitter on December 25, 2014 at 1:24 PM, updated December 25, 2014 at 1:26 PM     CLEVELAND, Ohio – The winter walleye fishing is still luring anglers to the big waters of Lake Erie, where trophy fish are being caught with regularity, especially after the sun goes down. Windy weather had slowed the fishing a little bit, but unseasonable warm weather and southerly winds should provide angling opportunities this weekend. The steelhead trout streams of Northeast Ohio and Steelhead Alley are high and muddy or stained, but are coming down. Weekend ang ...

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Techie Tools for Me and You

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Lake Erie Walleye hatch good, yellow perch even better

by D'Arcy Egan, The Plain Dealer       0     Reddit     CLEVELAND, Ohio – Lake Erie is resilient, bouncing back from some mediocre spawning seasons over the last decade to produce a 2014 hatch that should boost yellow perch and walleye populations for future fishing season ...

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Guide-Proven Walleye Plays For Early Ice

          Guide-Proven Walleye Plays For Early Ice by  Jason Herter   Legendary walleye guide Tom Neustrom shares strategies for first-ice ‘eyes The venison is neatly wrapped in butcher paper, labeled and squirreled away in the freezer; the orange outfit retired for ice fishing bibs and slip-on cleats. In a perfect world, there’s little snow and good, clean ice is forming throughout the Ice Belt. Whether you call ice fishing’s honeymoon phase “early ice” or “first ice,” one thing is certain: it’s hard to beat, especially for walleyes. Grand Rapids, Minnesota-based guide Tom Neustrom encourages anglers to hit up fall walleye spots during early ice – could be deep, shallow or somewhere in between. Simply, if you caught walleyes there in Oc ...

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Trust Your Depth Finder For More Ice Fishing Success

          Trust Your Depth Finder For More Ice Fishing Success by Bob Jensen     The pond froze over early this year, at least two weeks early and in most years it would still be a month before ice comes to the small body of water that I see most days.  Although the ice isn’t safe yet, if the weather stays like it has been the past few days, we’ll be walking on the ice within a week.  This time of year, safety is the Number One consideration.  There’s no need to take an icy bath just because you want to catch a few fish through the ice. There are a few things to keep in mind throughout the ice-fishing season that will help you catch more fish from under the ice from now until ice-out.  The most important thing to do for ice-fi ...

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