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Category Archives: Fishing Stories

River Walleye in the Maumee

River Walleye in the Maumee We’d spent a lot of time fishing in the Maumee, hitting the catfish hole and, of course, the Spring walleye run. We even fished the salmon run in late Fall, something that, until we saw a chinook in our landing net, we didn’t think existed. If there’s anything we learned, […]

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An Inflatable Raft

An Inflatable Raft Trips to Lake Erie weren’t uncommon for my family. Sunday trips on the boat, yearly weekly vacations, regular fishing trips. We rented cottages where we docked. It was an area I knew well, its channels, the shorelines. The channels, its cocoa-colored waters that smelled of dead fish and gasoline. The channels were […]

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My First Lunker

My First Lunker Lake Erie in the ’70’s. Lake Erie’s triumphant return from the pollutive meddling of the previous decades. The lake was just getting her lungs back, and on this day, the walleye were still making their slow march to resurrect sport fishing in the Western Basin.┬áBut not fully. So that day, we were […]

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