Nice Walleye

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  1. Todd

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    Too bad Walleye season isn't open yet. I caught this 25 incher fishing for Crappies and had to throw it back so I took a quick pic before she went back in the lake. This was the biggest Walleye I've ever caught on this lake in the 40+ years I've fished it. photo.JPG
     
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    Very nice Todd! Bet it put up a good fight! Never seen one in this area but hear people eat them..

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    Bon Apetit, they are FANTASTIC eating.........................!
     
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    EnCon used to stock Walleyed Pike in the lake here, but when public access was closed off in 79, they stopped. There isn't a lot of moving water, so they don't spawn really well, but every now & again I hear of someone pulling in a lunker. We used to catch em as a kid in Saratoga Lake. Big ones... 6 - 8 pounders...My grandmother always rented a camp for two weeks in July & the fishing there was EXCELLENT back in the 60s. Then the Curly Leaf Pond Weed took over. Very costly to kill chemically & harvesting in ineffective...Yeah, Bob, you're rambling again...
     
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    Nice! I love to fish but have never been crazy about eating fish. Unless its walleye. Can't beat a beer battered walleye fry. My dad and i caught a limit each last summer (all 3-4 lbs. ) had one hell of a good fish fry. We have a reservoir close that has dynamite walleye fishing. Walleye season? Never knew there was such a thing. Its always walleye season here.
     
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    When we fish for Walleye, we never use dynamite...;)
     
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    Whatever works man! :p
     
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    The dynamited walleyes are used for chowder :)

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    Nice...Too bad he wasn't dinner!!
     
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    Nice little piggy.

    I am pretty particular to eating the <20" size. Where I fish on the mighty Miss we also have a slot limit that protects the 20-27 inch range fish (the breeders).

    Now, the real question is...how was the crappie fishing???
     
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    Crappies aren't biting, I guess the walleyes are faster to the bait. This lake has a slot size where you can't keep any walleye between 14-18" and you can keep only 2 this year due to Indian spearing. Too many fishing regs in this state to figure out, every lake and river is different. DNR has way too much power.
     
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    Don't get me going on the Wis. DNR.

    That is a goofy slot. You are protecting the eaters and allowing the breeders to be harvested. Does not compute.
     
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    The fisherman are talking about Lake Erie Walleye, The fishing is suposed to be the best in years.
     
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    They always talk up Lake Erie Walleye...I go out (Not very often), But noone ever seems to be slaying them. Always catch a few, but very rarely limit out the boat. Maybe this year!

    Steelhead are starting to run at the Mill Hollow Bridge in Vermillion, Always a good time catching those Bad Boys. Right now the water is shallow and clear, easy fishing if they are biting. I throw them back, but lots of folks cook em up!. Should be plenty of small mouths also.
     
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    We are hosting the FLW fishing tour in May ( chevy is the major sponser) so I think its may 5th we usally have 5-7 teams show up with boats and trucks after a day of fishing.They always give free stuff fishing poles, coolers, lures, posters...... I will find out then how the fishing is.
     
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    Ok I'm shocked that you were able to get that thing in on a crappie rig/hook
     
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    Too bad they don't give away free Chevy's!

    Where do you fish out of??
     
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    This ain't a walleye but it's a big fish,my brother in law is a cat fisherman and haunts the Ohio river hookin these monsters,caught easter week. 57# shovelhead. fish.jpg
     
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