Catch of the day

Discussion in 'The Hunting & Fishing Forum' started by jacksonco, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. jacksonco

    jacksonco New Member

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    This is the biggest fish that I have caught since my Dad passed away nearly 10 years ago. I did not fish much after he died, a lot had to do with taking care of my Mom who had cancer. But it looks like I'm back in the saddle, at least as far as today goes.

    24 1/2" Ohio River Walleye caught at the Racine Locks and Dam from the Ohio bank. West Virginia owns the river along the WV/OH border but we let them Buckeyes fish in it anyhows

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    I filleted it with my 7 yo grand-daughter and 5 yo grand-son paying very close attention to the going ons. I also had a couple small sauger (kinda like a walleye, in the same family) that I also filleted. They are gonna be floured up with some seasoned flour and pan fried. Some excellent eating there.

    Fishing was a little slow as the water is still a little warm for thm. Another couple of weeks and the fishing should be spot on. My friend and I also caught several white bass and some small hybrid Srtipers but we don't keep them. He gave me the one sauger he caught and I had a sauger in addition to the walleye.
     
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  2. Brisk44

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  3. jack404

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    real nice well done and for showin the younguns where food REALLY comes from
     
  4. todd51

    todd51 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Nice walleye anywhere but especially nice caught in what Allen Eckert called That Dark and Bloody River.
     
  5. Zhurh

    Zhurh Active Member

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    Good deal. Walleye out of rivers taste so much better than out of Erie. When I lived back east in Pa, I'd jig for walleye, fish several rivers in western Pa; boy I sure miss them. We have huge pike in the Yukon, 50 inchers are caught fairly regular seasonally in the sloughs. No reason there shouldn't be walleye here, but how it is. They just haven't migrated into our river systems yet.
     
  6. Chinook

    Chinook New Member

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    17 pulls, into the propwash...
    They'll be there soon! Im sure. The Columbia Basin has been getting better, by leaps, and bounds every year since about 2000, or 2001!

    Thats a great Walleye! We dont grow 'em that big on the west coast, but boy... Ya know how to make a guy jelous huh?!;) Great catch, and hope the grandkids enjoy'd the fish as much as I enjoy lookin at lunkers like that!
     
  7. raven818

    raven818 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Retired. My wife of 32 plus years and I fish at the Pier in Jacksonville, Fl. once or twice a week, every week..love it.

    Very nice catch.
     
  8. hunte567

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    wow what did you use to catch that monster??
     
  10. BETH

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    wow u can eat for a month
     
  11. American Leader

    American Leader Well-Known Member

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    Nice walleye jackson, congrats!
     
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