The father/daughter team of TJ and Tina Reed had five keeper bass totaling 13.92 pounds to out-fish 14 other teams in the Casting Couples Tourney held at Magician Lake last weekend.
Mike VanderRyden and Brett Gessinger won the Southwest Michigan Anglers Club (SMAC) Tuesday nighter at Magician.
Strike King worked with MLF pro angler Andy Morgan to develop the Chick Magnet flat-sided crankbait.
By Louie Stout
Ice fishing fever has spread more than the Omicron Virus as more anglers continue to branch out on area lakes.
“A lot of people are getting out on a lot more different waters which tells me the ice has gotten better,” said Brian Hensley of Clear H2o Tackle in Edwardsburg, Mich. “I’m hearing of 6 inches or less, but that doesn’t mean you can walk just anywhere. You still have to be careful, especially in those areas where others haven’t ventured or lakes that got more snow.”
Snow hadn’t been a problem in lakes around Middlebury, Ind., said Mike Raber of the Tackle Shack.
By Louie Stout
Anyone who fishes Diamond Lake or Michiana bass tournaments knows Robert Evans is a bass guy.
But did you know he’s also an avid walleye angler and has success on some of Michiana’s most popular bass lakes?
Evans says he’s learned how to catch walleyes on Diamond and Magician lakes and has no problem telling how he does it.
Evans admits fishing for walleyes can be frustrating on those lakes that don’t appear to have huge walleye populations.
But they can be caught and even on bass presentations.
“I know there are a lot more walleyes in Diamond and Magician than most people realize,” he says. “Most of the fish I catch are keeper-size and the biggest weighed about 7 ½ pounds.”
A Michigan DNR spring survey last year backs that up. Biologists say they captured a high number of walleyes. Michigan stocks fingerlings in the lake every other year in addition to some private stockings of larger fingerlings conducted by local groups.