last year i started fishing walleyes on the St Louis River near duluth. talking with other fisherman, i was informed by more than 1, "obviously a fisherman has to set his own 'trophy' goal, but i would say a 28" fish is a wall hanger".
so i set my goal. not much of a summer fisherman, i much more enjoyed winter fishing through the ice. i fished hard every weekend of May. I caught many walleyes, but none close to my goal. finally on the last day i had to fish the river, i hooked, what i thought was a sturgeon or catfish. to my surprise i pulled out a 27 7/8" walleye. close but no cigar.
that following winter i pulled a 28 1/16" walleye, through the ice, fishing for crappies. crappie rod & 4lb test.
i was quite surprised by the walleye, it was the first walleye i caught all winter. i was so used to catching crappies
btw, that is a 14" crappie..
i do have the spot on my GPS for this next ice fishing season. can't wait to try out my new fishhouse.
in the first pic, i wasn't drunk. it was 1:30 a.m. on a work night.