Had a action packed day on the water with Wayne and Miguel from Chicago. We met at the main state park at 6:30 and headed down to Pistakee fishing the points and bars just east of the bay. Within a few minutes we picked up our first two of 11 drums for the day. No one gives these fish much credit but they fight hard and are generally a clean fish on the chain. Also picked up this Carp in Meyers Bay on a Jig & crawler combo right at the shoreline. He put up a nice fight for the camera.
OK...... Wayne weighed this fish and the first to guess the weight correctly gets a free bottle of "JD's Walleye Seasoning" for their efforts.
........OK, another pic for a better look!!!! Well How Much????
That was about it for Pistakee action as we moved north to the Fox and Petite Channels. We picked up about 10 nice gills and one small Largemouth before we cracked the code and begun boating some nice walleyes. It was about noon or 1pm when the jackets came off and the sun tans started.
There were lots of missed opportunities for all of us as we talked throughout the day. It seemed the 'eye's knew when we were deep in conversation because thats when one of us would miss a fish. We did manage 5 for the day. One cigar size, one just under 14 and one at 18 1/2 which were all released.
.......and the nice 18 1/2
...... and two for the fryer at 16 and 17 1/2.
All fish were caught with small jigs, mainly green and some whites tipped with minnows and crawlers. Some taken right off shore in 1-2 foot of water and others in about 6 foot. Water temps were high 50's in the AM and were in the low 60's when we pulled out. We were fortunate today to get these fish with the bright sun, clear skies and calm water. Some days, if you just hang in there long enough, it pays off. Total fish caught for the day was 26. (if we counted right) Maybe off one or two either way with the drum. The day ended at the Spinner Lounge for a beverage and some good conversation about the days victories as well as our defeats. I would like to thank Wayne and Miguel for spending the day on the Spinner Boat. Hope I was able to help with some tips for fishing walleye under some tough conditions.
.........And don't forget to be the first to guess the weight of the carp for your free Walleye Seasoning!!!