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Lake Erie International Fishing Derby
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Catching Walleye on Lake Erie.

Lake Erie International fishing derby Walleye

In the event you respect yourself as a sexy shot walleye fisherman, you may want to participate in the fourth yearly Lake Erie International fishing derby, Aug. 4-7 where cash and product prizes at $75,000 will be awarded.

IF you respect yourself as a sexy shot walleye fisherman, you may want to participate in the fourth yearly Lake Erie International fishing derby, Aug. 4-7 where cash and product prizes at $75,000 will be awarded.

The competition, for which there will be 11 weigh-in channels across the lake’s shores from around Cleveland to Buffalo, also has branches for smallmouth bass, salmon and trout. The angler who catches the heaviest walleye will win, among other items, a 20-foot vessel that is Sport-craft, an OMC Sea Drive engine, four electric downriggers, a depth recorder and a boat trailer. Registration is possible at the channels and sporting goods that are lakeside stores and marinas. The entrance fee is $12. To find out more, call -LRB-716-RRB- 272-0130.

Walleye International Game Fish Association

Even though the walleye is the biggest member of the perch family and a superb food fish, it’s never produced the spate of books dedicated to the black basses, let alone trout. Part of the reason for this is that it isn’t a fighter, even though a struggle will be put up by a specimen. (The International Game Fish Association all-tackle record for the species is a 25-pounder taken from Old Hickory Lake, Tenn., in 1960, but any walleye more than 6 lbs, especially in Northern waters, is worth bragging about.) some book titles dedicated to it, however not always measure A fish’s popularity, and the walleye is an illustration of this, for it is among the species around the North American continent. In Minnesota, which has walleye lakes and rivers, it’s been designated the state fish.

When do Walleye Spawn?

Walleyes spawn in spring once the water temperature approaches 45 degrees and the spawning beds are often from the shallows over gravel. From Canada or the Northern United States, the walleye may take to reach a span of 12 to 15 inches and maturity. From the Southern or Central states, this could happen in three decades. The institution’s line course -2-, 4-, 8-, 12-, 16- and evaluation -documents for walleyes are, in the sequence, 10 pounds 6 ounces; 19-5, 18-4, 22-11, 18-4 and 15-2. Four of these fish were captured in one in Oregon, one in Nebraska and Arkansas. The New York State record walleye, caught from the Chemung River, weighed 15 pounds 3 oz.

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Using Live Minnows for Walleye

Although walleyes can be obtained with baits and even flies, anglers using live minnows will normally have the best success. The walleye is found in rivers, and in lakes or ponds of 100 acres or more. It spends most of its time on or near the bottom, prefers water, and will travel to schools, so a chance is that others are nearby if you hook you. Walleyes do the majority of their feeding at night, and many are captured between midnight and sundown by fishermen.

Plugs Are Powerful Bait for Walleye

The Lake Erie competition poses a unique challenge because the bigger walleyes are more challenging to capture in hot weather. Their temperature range is from 55 to 65 degrees, which will be tricky to locate and means that they’ll run heavy. Plugs are powerful as are jigs walleye baits. The latter has the benefit of allowing the angler to fish above the bottom. In Lake Erie, anglers chasing walleyes in summer use downriggers to receive their baits deep, meaning they never know when they will get trout or a salmon.

Embassy Imprint’s “Complete Boating Guide to Long Island Sound” combines, in one volume, all most skippers will want or have to cruise from Throgs Neck, N.Y., to Point Judith, R.I. The wire-bound publication comprises a chart. On a scale of 1:88,000, it is acceptable for navigation and unites four National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration charts.

All 59 harbours on the Sound has its chapter, and there are tide and current tables, information on anchorages, marina listings, historical background, tips on fishing, bird watching, Scuba diving and even sightseeing. It’s priced at $29.95. The embassy also offers the same graph – in a watertight and tear-proof variant – for $19.95. The speech is 8 Novelty Lane, Essex, Conn. 06426; phone -LRB-203-RRB- 767-1343.

Those who like to see at a glance the location of New York State’s medium-sized to big trout waters – streams, ponds and lakes -will be thrilled with a 41-by-53-inch colour map recently released by the Halcyon Company of Madison, Wis. Prepared with the support of the state’s Department of Cornell University and Environmental Conservation, the map also includes examples of a number of a table showing the time of year in and the insects upon which trout feed.

A map can’t, of course, serve you with which one is unknown as well as knowledge of a lake or stream, but at a glance, one can pinpoint waters. The map can be had folded or flat. Its retail price is $12. One of the stores carrying it out is Orvis in Manhattan, The Bedford Sportsman at Bedford Hills, N.Y., and The Compleat Angler in Westport, Conn. It may be had from Halcyon; phone -LRB-608-RRB- 238-3304.

Catching Walleye on Lake Erie.