UPCOMING EVENT: TOYOTA SERIES - 2020 - Dale Hollow Lake

Swanstrom wins Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour event, $100,000 on Lake Erie

PORT CLINTON, Ohio – Pro John Swanstrom of Superior, Wis., caught five walleyes weighing 21 pounds, 7 ounces Saturday to win $100,000 in the Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour season opener presented by Yamaha on Lake Erie in Port Clinton, Ohio, with a four-day total of 20 walleyes weighing 143-07. READ MORE »

Swanstrom seals victory, cumulative weight record

Swanstrom seals victory, cumulative weight record

PORT CLINTON, Ohio – It became obvious on day two of the Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour season opener when the weather stabilized and the big females started eating: Pat Neu’s cumulative four-day weight record of 111 pounds, 8 ounces would be shattered on Lake Erie’s plentiful waters. But no one thought it would be shattered by a rookie. READ MORE »

O Canada

O Canada

PORT CLINTON, Ohio – John Kopcok said he could sense that he was going to win the season-opening Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour event on Lake Erie. All week long the Belle River, Ontario, native fished with a swagger unseen before from a co-angler. Not only did he prove victorious, he also proved Canadians have more fun. READ MORE »

Fresh faces abound

Fresh faces abound

PORT CLINTON, Ohio – Some new faces have announced their presence at the season-opening Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour event on Lake Erie. Leading the pack is 35-year-old rookie John Swanstrom, who has a three-day total weight of 122 pounds. READ MORE »

Swanstrom leads Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour event on Lake Erie

PORT CLINTON, Ohio – Pro John Swanstrom of Superior, Wis., caught five walleyes weighing 45 pounds, 13 ounces Friday to retain the lead in the Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour season opener presented by Yamaha on Lake Erie in Port Clinton, Ohio, with a three-day total of 15 walleyes weighing a record breaking 122-00. READ MORE »

Swanstrom learning to love Erie

Swanstrom learning to love Erie

PORT CLINTON, Ohio – During a four-day slugfest on Lake Erie, nothing is more important than consistency. Reconnecting with nomadic Great Lakes walleyes day after day is a difficult task. But rookie pro John Swanstrom is making it look easy. Step aside bass-rich Falcon Lake, the western basin of Erie is once again the hottest fishery on the planet. READ MORE »

Nearly perfect again

Nearly perfect again

PORT CLINTON, Ohio — It wasn’t like this in practice. In fact, the conditions were so bad most of the pros only had only a day or two of practice. But that is a distant memory now. With temperatures nearing 80 degrees and just a slight breeze, day three of the Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour season opener should be nearly perfect. READ MORE »

Erie day two: Simply sensational

Erie day two: Simply sensational

PORT CLINTON, Ohio — As predicted, the wind calmed, the water warmed and the walleyes bit on day two of the season-opening Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour event. When the fish get aggressive on Lake Erie, things get a little crazy – crazy as in six 40-pound sacks. READ MORE »

Swanstrom leads Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour event on Lake Erie

PORT CLINTON, Ohio – Pro John Swanstrom of Superior, Wis., caught five walleyes weighing 41 pounds, 5 ounces Thursday to take the lead in the Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour season opener presented by Yamaha on Lake Erie in Port Clinton, Ohio, with a two-day total of 10 walleyes weighing 76-03. READ MORE »

Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity awaits

Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity awaits

PORT CLINTON, Ohio – The 150 pros and 150 co-anglers fishing the season-opening Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour event on Lake Erie are in for a real treat. For nearly a week, these fishermen have waited for the right conditions to align. The wait is finally over, and the time to start catching pigs is now. READ MORE »

Kuzdzal catches 41-8 for Erie lead

Kuzdzal catches 41-8 for Erie lead

PORT CLINTON, Ohio — A warm southerly breeze and bright sunshine revived a stagnant, yet world-class Lake Erie on Wednesday. Although the western basin isn’t quite living up to its legendary potential, plenty of big fish crossed the scale on day one of the Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour season opener. READ MORE »

Kuzdzal leads Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour event on Lake Erie

PORT CLINTON, Ohio – Pro Mike Kuzdzal of Cincinnati, Ohio, and co-angler Phillip Verdura of West Bloomfield, Mich., caught five walleyes weighing 41 pounds, 8 ounces to lead day one of the Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour season opener presented by Yamaha on Lake Erie in Port Clinton, Ohio. The pair now holds a slim 6-ounce lead over their closest rivals in the nationally televised tournament that features 300 competitors from 26 states fishing for top awards of $100,000 in the Pro Division and $20,000 in the Co-angler Division. READ MORE »

Erie improving, several still opt for river run

Erie improving, several still opt for river run

PORT CLINTON, Ohio – Lake Erie’s western basin is probably the best walleye fishery in the world. Mid-April is also prime time for big females weighing 10 pounds or more. So why are nearly a third of the 150 boats fishing the Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour season opener opting for a 50-mile run to the Detroit River? READ MORE »

Pundits’ Picks Walleye: Lake Erie

Pundits’ Picks Walleye: Lake Erie

Fishing fans, welcome to the second season of Pundits’ Picks Walleye. We may not boast $7.3 million in cash and prizes for fantasy fishing like the bass boys, but we hearty Midwesterners persevere for the love of the walleye. For those new to the feature, log on to FLWOutdoors.com the Friday before each FLW Walleye Tour event to see who the so-called experts like in the upcoming contest. READ MORE »