LORAIN, Ohio — Catching Lake Erie walleye wasn’t a problem during the Cabela’s NTC Team Tournament Championships on Thursday through Saturday, with a flood of small fish now dominating the Lake Erie walleye population. Sammy Cappelli of Poland, Ohio and Erick Williams of Hubbard, Ohio, however, caught the 15 that counted most, including a final-day limit of five walleye weighing 37 pounds, 11 ounces to win the rich event.
Williams and Cappelli posted a three-day total of 15 walleye weighing 107 pounds, 3 ounces to score the biggest walleye win of the national walleye tournament season, taking home...
THE WINNERS! Dan Mansky and Rich Chapman hoist some of their big Mosquito Lake largemouth bass on Sunday, May 7, to win the $10,000 top prize in the Mosquito Madness XII tournament.
CORTLAND, Ohio — Dan Mansky and Rich Chapman parlayed a pair of consistent catches of largemouth bass into a $10,000 top prize in Mosquito Madness XII at Mosquito Lake on May 6-7, the richest bass tournament victory in Ohio this season.
Mansky and Chapman topped the first-day standings with a Saturday limit of five bass on a very chilly weekend weighing 12.83 pounds. The pair added another five-bass limit on Sunday we...
Lake Erie walleye are already biting and fishermen from Ohio and around the country are getting ready for the walleye tournaments and derbies to be held this spring and summer. The most noise is coming from Cleveland, even though the Walleye Fall Brawl won’t hit the water until Oct. 20-Dec. 3.
The Fall Brawl fishing derby has become the biggest fishing event on the wide waters of Lake Erie and Tournament Director Frank Murphy of North Royalton has found a way to get even more attention. Murphy has upped the ante for the 2017 challenge, giving the derby winner a Warrior 193 boat, EZ Loader trailer...
AVON, Ohio - Despite a year’s worth of rumors Cabela’s would be snatched up by the larger Bass Pro Shop, Ohio sportsmen have been excited about the new Cabela’s store opening here on Aug. 11.
Now that the $5.5 billion deal is done, anglers and hunters must be wondering what will become of the sparkling new 77,000 square foot facility. The early forecast is most or all of Cabela’s stores will remain open, but take a back seat to Bass Pro Shops, a southern giant expanding into Ohio in recent years.
Bass Pro Shops has 92 stores. Cabela’s count rose to 83 stores with the addition of the Northern Ohio...
This is Jerry Abele's time of year for catching a cooler full of walleye.
The long-time skipper of Head Hunter Fishing Adventures docked at Channel Grove Marina on the Marblehead Peninsula, is a die-hard drift-and-cast fisherman. When the big lake waters begin to cool a bit in September, Abele targets the shallower reefs and rock piles to catch his favorite fish.
Abele has seen most everything that can happen on Lake Erie. Even he was surprised on Thursday morning when a group of Amish anglers from the Apple Creek, Ohio area began the day with a rather surprising catch.
Hunters, birders, conservationists and stamp collectors celebrated today as the new Federal Duck Stamp went on sale. The 83rd Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp – as it is officially called – debuted at a special event hosted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at Bass Pro Shops’ flagship retail store in Springfield, Mo.
The stamp features a pair of trumpeter swans in flight painted by wildlife artist Joseph Hautman of Plymouth, Minn. Last fall, a panel of five judges chose Hautman’s art from among 157 entries at the Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest, held at the National Conser...
The Outdoor Writers of Ohio Record Fish Committee officially confirmed that a 2.86-pound, 15.75-inch Lake Erie yellow perch caught by David Berg of Mentor, Ohio while fishing from the Fairport Harbor shoreline is Ohio's newest state record.
Shaped like a gaudy gold-and-green football, the record yellow perch boasted an impressive girth of 13.75 inches.
"We had to go through the process of certifying the perch was a record (with the OWO Record Fish Committee), and it was well worth it," said Berg on Friday morning. The impressive fish has been the talk of Lake Erie since Berg checked it in on Ap...
Indiana artist Jeffrey Klinefelter won the 2016 Ohio Wetlands Habitat Stamp Design Competition recently with his painting of a pair American wigeon. Klinefelter's design will appear on the 2017 stamp that Ohio waterfowl hunters must purchase.
LORAIN — The walleye fishing has been slow this week, but anglers in the Battle of Lake Erie tournament in Lorain managed to haul some trophy fish to the scales on Sunday (May 22) at the Black River Wharf. Jim Garret and Joe Cordaro captured the tournament with a limit of five walleye weighing 47.99 pounds.
FAIRPORT HARBOR, Ohio - Dave Berg of Mentor finally broke the 32-year-old Lake Erie yellow perch record, and he did it while casting from the Ohio shoreline.
Berg checked in a 15.75-inch yellow perch weighing 2.9 pounds at Harbor Bait & Tackle on the banks of the Grand River in Painesville on April 18. He’d caught the jumbo perch just a few hundred yards east of the mouth of the Grand River, casting from a marina area.
“We had to be very careful with the perch because it had begun to drip a few eggs,” said shop owner Don Moore. “We put it on my scale, then had the scale certified by the county a...
WALLEYE ON ICE: Rick Henninger (left) of Fish & Field Report and tournament pro Sammy Cappelli of Poland, Ohio brought home the bacon after a recent Lake Erie walleye adventure.
MARBLEHEAD, OHIO - How far do walleye wander after they’re done spawning in the Maumee River in Northwest Ohio?
Some walleye head north, popping up in Lake Huron. Others have been recorded swimming as far east as the Welland Canal near Buffalo. Check out this report in The Toledo Blade. http://www.bcsn.tv/news_article/show/630063
The walleye spawning season is in full swing on the Western Lake Erie reefs and in the San...