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Lake Erie Whitefish have been off your radar because no one shows you they are there. Commercial fishermen catch and sell over one million dollars C annually. You Tube has dozens of sites showing methods, lures, lakes and techniques you should learn. One site showed where 120 whitefish were taken in a day. Also cleaning, smoking, canning and freezing them. Start searching You Tube for "whitefish ice fishing", dozens of shows will entertain you. 

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Whitefish in Lake Erie along with the blue pike as their fry and minnows were consumed by the uncontrolled mass of the foreign invader smelt. The blue pike was termed extinct in the late 1950's and sport fishing for blue pike ended. Whitefish recovered but sportfishing for them never happened or has returned. Commercial fishing for whitefish has demonstrated their present abundance. Sport fishing hook and line works if you understand the life of whitefish feeding and reproduction sites. The You Tube sites will give you years of advice from expert fishermen in other lake sites, search them by starting "whitefish jigs, Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, Lake Simcoe. You must set up in deeper water on the mud bottom where whitefish feed on worms, michigan wigglers mayflies and zebra mussels. They are in the deeper silt and rock bottoms. As water temperatures drop in the fall they migrate to near shore for spawning and as summer returns they return deeper to cooler waters.

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