||12-18-2011 08:58 PM
Re: Night Time Lake Michigan Walleyes (pic heavy)
Well myself, Bossman and the one and only Drillmaster (aka "The Mangler") made it out again last night and the conditions out there weren't as pleasant as earlier in the week. Heavy lake effect snow to start out with which was fine and the wind wasn't bad at the moment. So it was still kinda earlier so we decided to stop and have a midday cocktail. Had a few cocktails and a bunch of laughs! So a few hours later we dropped my luxury yacht into the fridgid water and off we went.
As we made it out to the wind had switched and the temps were in the single digits due to the wind chill. We started our run and instantly started marking, marking and more marking fish! The eyes were exactly where we left them a few days ago. After our first pass and not a fish we turned and went back through them. Nothing again WTF! By now the wind was up to at least 15-20mph and the waves were starting the white cap. We ran another set and I finally stuck one about 5lbs, not a monster but another big chunky female full of eggs, into the deathwell she goes!
About 2hrs later another fish was tossed into the deathwell about 5lbs and again a big ole female bulging with spawn inside of her with an appointment for the cutting board! The wind picked up pretty good and now boat control was a major issue so we hit a few spots on the way in and called it a night!
Here's a pic of the 2 we ended up with.....
We'll be back during the week to attempt to fill the deathwell and the cooler of death! Till then adios my friends.....