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A wise old charter captain once said, “The fish are where you find them.” While he was being noncommittal as to where he’d been catching (not just fishing), there is some truth to that statement. Despite some crummy weather conditions throughout the region, there always seems to be places you can wet a line and catch fish … if you can find them. Lake Erie and tributaries …

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Sunset Bay Shootout blasts off Saturday The 8th Annual Sunset Bay Walleye Shoot Out, the “Super Bowl” of Great Lakes walleye fishing and the highest-paying walleye shootout in the country, is slated for Saturday at Cabana Sam’s in Sunset Bay (Irving). The tournament will award more than $150,000 in cash and prizes for the fleet of 110 boats and more than 400 anglers who…

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Get ready for back-to-back big events on Lake Erie starting with the Sunset Bay Shootout on Friday and Saturday followed by the Costsa FLW Series event July 26-28. On Lake Ontario, the Lake Ontario Trout and Salmon Association will be holding its club tournaments Friday and Saturday, and the Wilson Bicentennial tournament is Sunday. The Lake Ontario Counties (LOC) Derby co…

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When it comes to fish movement around Lake Erie, biologists are finding that there are specific patterns and habits that some fish tend to follow. Thanks to several acoustic telemetry studies that have been ongoing for several years, fish management agencies are starting to get a better understanding of fish migration and movement in this Great Lake. The studies involve…

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As the saying goes, it’s better to be lucky than good. For Pat O’Brien of Eden, he was in the right place at the right time fishing in his first ever walleye tournament. Trolling off Barcelona with Dr. Jim Stoll of Eden and Nick Miller of Hamburg, O’Brien grabbed the fishing rod and reeled in a personal-best 12.44-pound walleye to win the $5,000 grand prize in the 33rd Ann…

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It was a good location for Dr. Jason Robinson to announce that walleye fishing should be decent again in 2017 with some even better fishing yet to come in 2018 and beyond. He was proclaiming this to a room filled with diehard walleye anglers as the Southtowns Walleye Association (SWA) clubhouse was the host location in Hamburg for NY Sea Grant’s annual State of Lake Erie m…