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PoorBoy 12-15-2011 09:09 PM

Night Time Lake Michigan Walleyes (pic heavy)
 
With the extremely unusual warm temps and no safe ice to fish within 200 miles I decided to put the luxury yacht back into service. Myself and Bossman (Guide) planned to venture our way out to a somewhat close Lake Michigan shipping port to chase those elusive Walleyes that aren't talked about to much around here. So we packed up my old beat up truck and hooked up the luxury vessel and off we went to fish the nite bite.
We got to our destination and dropped the 1974 Starcraft in and motored our way to a predetermined location. I get the boat positioned and Bossman sets his Shimano line counter to 65' back and I just push the button on my Zebco 404 and away we go. Knowing that Bossman has the program all dialed in and he would set the table and spoon feed the Poorboy it wouldn't be long before our first fish will be tossed into the cooler of death! Well within minutes Bossman yells "fish on" then I hear "snap" then I hear "what the f*ck" and by the time I turn around Bossman is fighting a fish on a broken $150 rod, so as I am laughing and giving him sh!t about his rod Bossman manages to land the first monster of the night!
The fish weighed 13.7ozs and measured 32.5".
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So that big ole mamacita is tossed into the deathwell and we continued our troll. A few mintues later it was my turn to put my $26 gear to the test and my first Walleye for the night.
My first hog of the night weighed 9.4ozs and measured 28".
http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/x...entpics068.jpg
As the night went on we managed to lose a few and box a few, all of the rest of the fully mature female Walleyes weighed in between 4-8lbs.
http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/x...entpics067.jpg
We fished for a few more hours and then called it a night! So I get home and get a few hours of sleep and prepare to filet up our freshly harvested fully mature female Walleyes.
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Nothing like fileting a huge female Walleye...
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And this fat ole pork chop decided to feel sexy and get her lip pierced...
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And finally after alot of processing it was time to chill a little and relax with a refreshing beverage......
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Well I'm looking forward to spending another weekend with the boys...
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I guess it is kinda nice to have the table set and be spoon fed by the Bossman! Stay tuned for Part 2......
Adios...

Poorboy

Karl Outdoors 12-15-2011 09:31 PM

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PB and BM nicely done. That patron was surely enjoyed while toasting a nice haul. That's the only tequila I'll buy for the house to drink straight.

Taterman 12-15-2011 09:32 PM

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Holy crap!
Nice catch guys. What time should I be there for the fish fry?

Bossman 12-15-2011 09:44 PM

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Part Deux on Saturday will be also featuring a guest apperance by the one and only Drillmaster, Had to run to cabelas and replace my walleye extraction stick with a new 7'2 XML walllye series! Also got the last 2 glass perch huskies on the shelf! :)22

another pick before Poorboy made fish fillet sandwiches out of em

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...NDAuanBn-1.jpg

Marabou 12-15-2011 09:59 PM

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Wow Boss that is a true hog! But filleting a 13# Walleye?, you really are Polish.

Bossman 12-15-2011 10:12 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Marabou
Wow Boss that is a true hog! But filleting a 13# Walleye?, you really are Polish.


Joesph, sprawdzenie spotyka (wykonywa?; napotyka?) jest bardzo dobry sfa?szowany w ma?le

Diz is very good! :)28

cdubs 12-15-2011 10:48 PM

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well hello Walter! very nice fish gents :)2

tuggs3 12-15-2011 11:01 PM

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wow, nice fish. some monsters. ghetto walleye. if those bigger ones taste anything like the bigger detroit river or erie walleye, you're in for a real treat! check out any of the stomachs?

bunker25 12-16-2011 07:34 AM

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Wow, that is a HUGE walleye. That is only a few ounces away from the 50 year old state record of 14lbs. 0 oz. Any thoughts of taking it somewhere to have it certified. That is a once in a lifetime fish (in Illinois). Great job!!!

Marabou 12-16-2011 09:14 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Bossman
Quote:

Originally Posted by Marabou
Wow Boss that is a true hog! But filleting a 13# Walleye?, you really are Polish.


Joesph, sprawdzenie spotyka (wykonywa?; napotyka?) jest bardzo dobry sfa?szowany w ma?le

Diz is very good! :)28

tak, policzki s? dobre z Vodka zbyt, Polako.
Ya Ya yA Mosshie Mooshi Mooshi :)28

HAUS 12-16-2011 10:04 AM

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Nice job Bossman and Poorboy! Nice to see 2 new members to the 30 inch club .

Haus

Buckin Fin !

patient one 12-16-2011 11:24 AM

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You boys were probably dancin in the boat like little school girls :)31 :)31 :)31 :)31
Nice catch.

love2fish 12-16-2011 12:17 PM

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olski polski toski i'm gonna get one bigger and smoke it!

Bossman 12-16-2011 04:08 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by HAUS
Nice job Bossman and Poorboy! Nice to see 2 new members to the 30 inch club .

Haus

Buckin Fin !

Haus, New member? I have three over 33 inches alone and one over 34! :)2
here is 34 1/2 14.8lbs
http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...gonwalleye.jpg

Bossman 12-16-2011 04:14 PM

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bunker25 12-16-2011 04:34 PM

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Haus, New member? I have three over 33 inches alone and one over 34! :)2
here is 34 1/2 14.8lbs
http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...gonwalleye.jpg

Boss, maybe I'm looking in the wrong area, but isn't the Illinois state record 14.0lbs. Just wondering why you wouldn't have submitted this fish for the record? I don't know much about the process, but it would be pretty cool to have my name in the record book. :-D

RAPMAN 12-16-2011 04:51 PM

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OMG!!!!! In that one pick bro I don't know who has the larger girth you or the wally. :o Sorry I just had to couldn't let it slide.Besides that those are all QUALITY fish.Good luck with part 2. :)2

Bossman 12-16-2011 05:26 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by RAPMAN
OMG!!!!! In that one pick bro I don't know who has the larger girth you or the wally. :o Sorry I just had to couldn't let it slide.Besides that those are all QUALITY fish.Good luck with part 2. :)2

Yayaya, I think that night me and that fish both ran into a major feeding period that nite! I was probably 270 in that photo and now i am down to a petite 247! :)22

Bossman 12-16-2011 05:26 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by RAPMAN
OMG!!!!! In that one pick bro I don't know who has the larger girth you or the wally. :o Sorry I just had to couldn't let it slide.Besides that those are all QUALITY fish.Good luck with part 2. :)2

Yayaya, I think that night me and that fish both ran into a major feeding period that nite! I was probably 270 in that photo and now i am down to a petite 247! :)22

PoorBoy 12-16-2011 05:36 PM

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See ya soon Boss, just got off the phone with the Mangler he's all hyped up and hard! He said he'll drive. I think it's better if we just start smoking them sows. I talked to Sally at the soup kitchen and she said she would love to have a few for the Sunday's luncheon. Also she would rather have those fat females though. Don't forget your cooler this time! :)28

Poorboy

Taterman 12-16-2011 05:59 PM

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My 30" Illinois walleye caught in '07.
I never fished for them and was muskie fishing with a large black spinnerbait.
It was measured hanging vertically not flat without pinching the tail so it might have been a touch bigger.

It was released. Sorry to hijack the thread.

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musky7 12-16-2011 07:13 PM

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I am so f.... jealous. :x :)2 :)28

Bossman 12-16-2011 07:29 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Taterman
My 30" Illinois walleye caught in '07.
I never fished for them and was muskie fishing with a large black spinnerbait.
It was measured hanging vertically not flat without pinching the tail so it might have been a touch bigger.

It was released. Sorry to hijack the thread.

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Nice fish tater :)2 Mine was not caught in Illinois water in fact none of those pictures of them eyes are from Illinois water but they are from a body of water that is connected to lake michigan and the bigger gals are actually Lake michigan fish that come into the waters I fish and spend the winters there :)2

PoorBoy 12-17-2011 02:10 AM

Re: Night Time Lake Michigan Walleyes (pic heavy)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Marabou
Wow Boss that is a true hog! But filleting a 13# Walleye?, you really are Polish.

Tattoo-

Either 1lb or 14lbs every Walleye goes into the cooler of death and meets the butcher! Times are tough my friend and soon my unemployment will be running out and the LINK card is just enough to support my newborn and my 6 other kids! My wife ran off with the newspaper delivery guy and never heard from her again! :cry: ....Cut'em all up!

Nice fish Taterman! That big Walleye would have tasted excellent boiled in water and lemons, I cooked a Musky that way about 2 weeks ago at our family reunion and it was the talk of the night!

Poorboy :)28

HAUS 12-17-2011 09:05 AM

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Been a member of the 30 inch club for about 10 years only 2 over 30 best was 31 1/4 12lb and a 30 3/4 11lb both caught north of the boarder . Nice job both you and Poor boy !!

Haus

Buckin Fin !

PoorBoy 12-17-2011 10:03 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by HAUS
Been a member of the 30 inch club for about 10 years only 2 over 30 best was 31 1/4 12lb and a 30 3/4 11lb both caught north of the boarder . Nice job both you and Poor boy !!

Haus

Buckin Fin !

Thanks HAUS we are getting our gear together now and heading back out this evening for another night of slaying those sows.....
Stay tuned for Part 2....

Poorboy

Thegeneral1777 12-17-2011 05:10 PM

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Very nice job! :)2 :)2 :)2 :)2 If you ever need a novice on your boat hit me up. Now if I can only find people who want to fish the best times of the year. Most are all just admiring your fish and all their poles are in the woodshed. :roll:

Thegeneral1777 12-17-2011 05:21 PM

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Poor boy when you launch are there any docks still in or how do you get in your boat without one. I have been thinking about that and except 95th I don't know where there are still launch docks in the water. I have not hit many Indiana launches so that may be different down there.

Twisted 12-17-2011 05:22 PM

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Originally Posted by PoorBoy
Tattoo-

LMAO!

Nikster 12-17-2011 08:45 PM

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YOU DA MAN!

PoorBoy 12-18-2011 08:58 PM

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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.....
http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/x...entpics076.jpg
We'll be back during the week to attempt to fill the deathwell and the cooler of death! Till then adios my friends.....

Poorboy :)28

musky7 12-18-2011 10:49 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by PoorBoy
Till then adios my friends.....

Poorboy :)28

Friends?????? I tought we are closer than friends :cry:
I am waiting for dinner invitation but you have to catch some more i have lot of kids.Of course i'll take my friend Jose Cuervo,ups i forgot i will not buy it with my link card.I think Skol will be better. :)19 Great job P. B. D. :)2 :-D :)28

jekhoff 12-18-2011 11:41 PM

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From the looks of those pics you boys aren't cutting out the cheeks or the wings. These are some of the some of the most tastey bites, es pecially on big fat fatties like those. Keep up the good work with filling the freezer. I'd love to get on a water bite like you gentlemen are.

Karl Outdoors 12-19-2011 11:38 AM

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I love the ckeek filets but where do you get the "wings" from? Never heard of those before.

jekhoff 12-19-2011 04:11 PM

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First learned about wings while camping/fishing in canada two summers ago. Basically all you do is filet the pectoral fins forward up to the gills, bread, and then fry. You'll only get a bite from them, just bite down to the bone and slide, the meat off. I'll see if I can find a pic. You can also do the same with northern.

PoorBoy 12-19-2011 04:35 PM

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Yeah I cut out the small portions of cheek meat and fed the ferral cats that roam the trailer park at night.

Poorboy

Karl Outdoors 12-19-2011 07:26 PM

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Hey PB, some of those eyes had to be males. When's the walleye testicle festival? Or is that what happens in the boat while fishing. :o If it is, never mind.

Bossman 12-20-2011 04:35 PM

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Speaking of testi's ,Where's 2 sac! :)22

2sac 12-20-2011 07:15 PM

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Miss me Bossman? I miss you :)22
Still trying to contain myself after the breakup. Me and wash used to behttp://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s.../handheart.gif
Nowhttp://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a1...s/6a0bbe6d.jpg
Drowning my sorrows in Crown on the rocks.
Not a big walleye fisherman. I can get a virtual walleye expeience reeling in weeds.
Glad you're still thinking about me :)2

Bossman 12-20-2011 07:26 PM

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Hey Sac, Look at the bright side of the relationship you had with your former Lover, at least you did not wind up being number 29 and your arse being mounted straight up in concrete and lime! :)22 :)22 :)22 :)22


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