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Walleyes, again.

August 3, 2013

Hard to believe, but I took another shot at catching some walleyes on June 22.  I had thought about driving to Lake Waconia and trying my luck there.  I had been following the wind for the last three days or so to note the prevailing wind direction to determine which structure had been receiving steady wind in hopes of identifying structural elements that may have active fish. In the end, the cost of renting a boat, while fairly reasonable adds up, so I chose to save a few bucks by picking a lake a bit closer to home.

Fortunately, there are a few urban lakes that are stocked with walleyes and I launched the Pelican Raider at about 6:20 a.m. and started trolling a Rapala shad rap.  I thought for sure I’d get at least a bass to hit but that proved fruitless.  Switching techniques, I tied on a 1/4 oz., chartreuse jig head and tipped it with a Berkley Power Bait night crawler.  At first I couldn’t keep off the sunfish and bluegills.  Every once in awhile I’d catch a small bass but I thought I’d stick with it.  Luckily I did.  After feeling a solid thump I set the hook realizing immediately that it wasn’t a sunfish.  And, since it didn’t head immediately to the surface I presumed it wasn’t a largemouth bass.  There were a few rocks along the point that I was fishing so it seemed like I was in the right spot for walleyes which was confirmed a few seconds later as a stocky walleye soon appeared.  I haven’t really fished for walleyes much so I must admit that I was surprised to see a walleye at the end of my line.
Casting with a little more confidence I managed to catch another walleye about twenty minutes later.  That 16″ incher proved to be the last walleye for the day. I did manage to catch a few 16″ to 18″ inch largemouth bass that pounced on my trolled crank bait as it skipped along the lake bottom on my way back to the launch though.

Since technical difficulties resulted in the deletion of my photos you will have to take my word for the fact that the walleyes were nice fish that tasted delicious. Yum!

– Hats

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