Walleye Time!!

Well after a long cold winter full of great times on the ice, and cold rainy days wading in creeks..... it's Walleye time again!!!. This year My Wife and I entered the Kiwanis Walleye World Derby Sat, and Sun May 7th and 8th. We headed out at 2am to avoid the midnight starters and all went as planned. We ran or boat to a part of the bay call telegraph narrows. There is allot of current flowing through this narrows, and is a main route for the large migratory walleye leaving for Lake Ontario after their spawn. We managed several "eater" sized fish on Saturday and ran back in somewhat early due to high winds. We both felt like we had just fought a UFC match after being consistently pounded by big waves. After a good nights rest we headed out for the last day of the derby, this time launching around five. The sun was much hotter Sunday and the fishing was slow, I managed a 5.6 lb fish 5 minutes to 3pm which is the end of the tourney. It was not enough to even get on a board filled with 11 pound plus Walleye, so we just stayed out and kept on fishing till dawn. One bonus to the weekend besides the great time we had doing this event was the jumbo Perch!!. We kept a few 14 to 15 inch porkers for dinner and man were they great. Since the tourney I have been shore fishing allot at the mouth of our river here in town. I have had several nights with 10 or more walleye landed in an hour or two. most in the 2-3 pound range on Shallow floating stick baits at a dead slow retrieve. Although I have caught several 2 or 3 feet in front of me I generally aim my casts to go past the bridge forms or boulders and retrieve past the current breaks. I cant stress how slow SLOW is, I almost fall asleep with every crank, but it works!. I had planned to have a video to share with all of you but due to technical difficulties (dropped my camcorder!) I could not. I have posted a pic of the larger eye in my photos if you want to have a peek. Good fishing and Tight lines to all.

Chris Langeman

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