On Saturday, I had to run some early morning errands, then had a few hours in the middle of the day and regardless of the weather, I wanted to get outside. At about 11:30 I got to my urban bow hunting location, with the intention of doing some shed hunting. I walked the property until about 1pm, but with no luck finding sheds.
At that time I decided to head down to the locks
to get a line wet for a little while. I had a glimmer of hope because it
was cold, snowing, and windy--good walleye fishing time according to
some, because walleye hate people apparently. But in reality I knew that walleye
and sauger are dusk/dawn feeders and that I would just be practicing my
I fished for about a half hour, lost a white jig, and
decided to tie on a chartreuse sassy shad style jig. The water wasn't
super clear, so I thought a little brighter color may pay off. Well it
did. On about my 5th cast with that new jig, I felt something heavy and
set the hook. It felt pretty heavy, well heavier than the 8" cigar
saugers that are so prevalent there. I was happy to land my first fish
of the year, a solid 15" male walleye.
not a huge fish eater because my wife is unfortunately allergic to all
seafood and fish, but decided I wanted to have a few walleye fillets,
and this fish was the perfect size. I fried up one fillet last night,
and will probably eat the other tonight. MMMMMM tasty!