Keystone Walleye Club
Keystone Walleye Club was started in Feb 1997 in southern Pa.
THE 1999 TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
There will also be some
club tournaments scheduled throughout the year. These tournaments
will not be money tournaments they will work on a point system.
At the end of the year, the points will be tabulated, the angler with the
most points will receive a plaque for "Angler of the Year". There
will also be a "Lunker of the year" plaque. These awards are
only for members only and there will be no money involved.
We would like to see you there, so mark your calendars!
January 17th at B&B 3 p.m.
February 7th at B&B 3 p.m.
March 21st at B&B 3 p.m.
April 25th at B&B 3 p.m.
If bad weather occurs. Please contact Jim 259-8285, or B&B 637-9611, to see if cancelled.
CLUB EVENT SCHEDULE FOR 1999
Officers at present:
Jim Holder President
Dave Laughman Vice President
Sheryl Holder Secretary/Treasurer/Publisher
Positions needing filled are: Tournament Director, duties are; check in of boats, help with weigh in when needed, help distribute flyers to tackle shops.
Set up of weigh in. Before and After misc. tasks.
Fishing Report for Lake Marburg
Good fishing and see you on the water
Jim Holder, president
and his typewritter Sherry Holder
e-mail: [email protected]
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Volume 2 issue 2
We will be branching out and trying some new waters for the upcoming year.
The club has decided to try out some new waters because of the decline of walleye in Lake Marburg. The best way to achieve this is to have club events at
several different locations to test the
waters, so to speak.
If this works out this year in these
different locations, this will give us a
positive outlook for the Year 2000 tournament trail. In other words having our open walleye tournaments in 4 to 5 different locations instead of just one.
As many of you know I give seminars in many different fishing shows. I have been talking to a lot of different people who don’t know who we are. The one questions most asked is why we don’t fish in different areas besides Lake
Marburg, because of the walleye decline.
So we are planning on trying the
following areas for our club events,
Long Arm Dam
City Island up to Sunbury
(I have been told that there are a lot of safe places to fish on the river, but as with any body of water caution must be used. )
We hope that these new areas produce some active and favorable results. This also will be a great way to learn new techniques for fishing walleye. I am open to any suggestions for any areas
besides these locations.
If you do not know what club events are they will be fishing outings for club members only. All fish of legal size caught should be kept in a livewell or equivalent until end of the event at which time they will be measured. The fish’s length will be kept on record for that event. The total length of all fish caught during all events will be totaled up and at the end of the year the angler with the most inches caught will be the KWC Angler of the Year.
The Angler of the Year will receive a special trophy for his or her achievement. So remember if you are fishing with someone else in the boat either separate your fish or have some way of tagging them so you know which is which. Remember that this is a per person award not teams. And try to find a way to tag your fish without injuring them. If we have any ideas we will let you know.
There will also be an award for the largest fish caught during all the events
That angler will also receive Big Fish of the Year Award. So remember you don’t have to be at all of them to be the lucky one at the end of the year. The more events you fish however, the better your chances will be for the record
From the Internet
The question was asked on the Walleye onelist that I subscribe to that I thought you might find interesting. The question. “What is the best Walleye Tip you ever got?”
Here are some of the answers that were posted. Maybe you will get a good tip too.
*I have got to say especially on cold water walleye, it is to go with as light a jig as the conditions will allow. Of course, I guess the better you get with your equipment the lighter you can go. I often start my clients off with a little heavier jigs than I'd use myself. So they can get the feel of the bottom and get used to that thum that tells them they are in contact with bottom.
*The best walleye catching tip would be is that don't be afraid to try big crankbaits in spring for big walleyes. I have released 3 fish at 11 lbs. and kept one at 11 lbs. My buddy kept 2 fish at 12.6 and 13.6 lbs. and released a few smaller fish at 10 lbs. fishing size 13 and bigger rapalas. We have fished big cranks for years and consistently caught and released at least 4-5 fish around 8 lbs. or bigger.
*When all else fails, attach a soft plastic worm (Bass style worm) to a weight forward spinner. This can produce fish when other presentations fail. Troll or if you are in a school of Walleye, then drift and cast it.
*The best tip I ever got for walleye's was from Phil Rolfe , Witch Bay Camp on Lake of the Woods . It was simply "If what your doing isn't working , try
something else!" Go deeper or shallower , faster or slower , etc. and keep working.
*The best tip I have ever learned, and this applies to all fish, not just walleyes, is to use the lightest, thinnest line you can get away with, especially with live bait presentations. Sure you'll lose the occasional fish and lure, but you more than make up for it in action.
* I guess another tip for anybody out there who wants big fish,trophy bucks, or any trophy is to try to find a new technique or a new area that no one else is doing or using. An example would be 1990, I started fishing inside cane beds of Butte des Mortes in Wisconsin. It is illegal now but back then it wasn't. I decided to drift through the cane bed to fish the other side. While we were drifting I decided to plunk a slip bobber/leech combo in the pockets. We caught 2 fish over 7 pounds missed 2 more the same size and lost a dandy northern in about 3 hours of fishing. Word got out of course that walleyes were in cane beds and now the fishing isn't as good as it used to be. People fish them out and others are not left alone to get big. Another case would be fishing at nite, I have caught a lot of big fish with a headlight as the only means of seeing the fish.
*The best tip that I can pass along is be a good line watcher, esp when jig fishing. I have caught numerous walleye simply as a result of staying focused on my line. An almost imperceptible twitch can be the work of a nice sized walleye that would otherwise go unnoticed. Most of those on the list
already know this, but for those who don't--believe it.
*The best advice I have ever gotten for fishing tournament at least would be to stick with what you are doing. Don't listen to everybody else and to do your own thing. And to have patience and confidence in what you are doing.
*The best tip I ever received and still have to remind myself of is to fish very slowly. Sometimes they like a fast aggressive presentation but usually the slower the better.
*I'd have to agree about "big in spring" and crankbaits. We troll during opener in Minnesota with a long floating crankbait and a small split shot attached about 8 feet from the crankbait. Troll slowly all night and you usually find the large 'eyes rising off the bottom in shallow water. Rarely get skunked.
Well there you have them I hope that you picked up a tip you could use. If you have any questions about Internet mailing lists that are available just ask me I can give you a couple.
LURE DEPTH CHART FOR STORM LURES
STEADY RETRIEVE CONTINUOUS
Models/Sizes 6-10# 12-17# 8-10# 12-17#
ThinFin (T-T-S) 4-5 3-4 5-8 4-7
Rattlin’ThinFin (RT) 4-5 3-4 5-9 4-8
Rattlin’ThinFin (ART) 5-6 4-5 7-10 5-9
ThinFin (AT, AT-S) 5-7 4-6 7-10 6-9
ThinFin (BT) 6-8 5-7 11-13 9-11
Hot’N Tot (H) 6-8 5-7 12-14 7-11
Rattle Tot (RH) 7-9 6-9 15-18 12-16
Hot’N Tot (AH) 8-10 7-9 16-20 14-18
Mag Hot’N Tot (BH) 12-14 10-12 22-26 15-24
Hot’N Tot Flash (FH) 6-8 5-7 12-14 7-11
Hot’N Tot Flash (FRH) 7-9 6-9 15-18 12-16
PeeWee Wart (YV) 4-6 3-6 6-10 7-9
Wee Wart (XV) 6-8 5-7 7-10 6-9
Wee Steelie Wart (KXV) 6-8 5-7 7-10 6-9
Wiggle Wart (V) 9-12 7-9 14-18 10-14
Rattlin Flat Wart (FLV) 9-13 7-10 14-16 10-14
Mag Wart (AV) 15-18 13-15 20-24 18-22
Short Wart (FV) 2-4 2-3 3-5 3-4
Short Wart (FFV) 2-5 2-4 3-6 3-6
Short Wart (AFV) 3-6 2-5 4-8 4-7
King Mag Wart (KAV) 15-18 13-15 20-24 18-22
Suspend. Wiggle Wart (SV) 9-12 7-9 14-18 10-14
ShalloMac (ND) 6-8 4-6 8-12 7-11
Little Mac (BR) 12-14 11-12 18-23 15-20
Big Mac (DR) 14-20 12-15 24-30 20-25
Baby Thunderstick (XJ) 2-4 1-3 3-5 2-4
“Jr” Thunderstick (J) 2-4 1-3 3-5 3-4
Thunderstick (AJ) 2-5 2-4 4-7 3-6
Susp. Thunderstick (SUAJ) 2-5 2-4 4-7 3-6
Deep “Jr” Thunder. (DJ) 7-10 6-8 11-15 9-14
Deep Thunderstick (DAJ) 12-14 10-12 20-24 18-22
Jointed Thunderstick (JBJ) 2-4 2-3 3-4 2-3
ShalloStick (BJ) 2-4 2-3 3-4 2-3
Lightnin’ Shad (AL) 6-8 5-7 8-11 7-10
Lightnin’ Shad (DAL) 12-17 10-15 24-30 20-26
Lightnin’ Shad (DCL) 16-22 14-20 32-38 26-32
Please Note These depths are approximate. This chart is intended
to give a general
indication of the depths our different lures can attain.