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It's only been a year really since I've got into walleye fishing, I wanted to challenge my self to catch a fish that seems a bit more difficult to catch then I'd say most species. (Some of you may disagree)

After fishing for two days in some brutal wind and catching 3 inch pan fish. I stood ground on a 35 degree night - 35mph wind and around 10 PM it all started, boy did it pay off! We managed 5 MA walleyes and half dozen keepers! I finally decided to try walleye, man it's good, doesn't taste fishy at all a bit sweet. Used the basic uncle bucks batter.

I've been going to the crack and chateu and chasing! Hope it produces more biggens!

I do have a question for the more experienced walleye angler how am I suppose to grab a large walleye If by mistake I don’t have a net?

If you're interested: https://youtu.be/DqegeEa-PZg
 

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Attaboy! :thumb: Almost enough inspiration to get me out... Alas, I have joined Slayerfish and I am retired from walleye fishing at night from shore. My eyes are getting bad and it's too cold to be in skirts on cold nights. :D

As far as grabbing them: just lip them! ;D Seriously, I do lip them sometimes, but not as a way to get them out of the water. Without a net, just grab them by the tail, then support their bellies before you lift them out. You can also try a boga grip. Personally, I don't like using the boga grip to get them out of the water. I get excited when I get a big walleye on the end of my line. Most of the time, I just end up pouncing on them and getting my feet wet. Ain't got time to get the boga out. :D
 

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Attaboy! :thumb: Almost enough inspiration to get me out... Alas, I have joined Slayerfish and I am retired from walleye fishing at night from shore. My eyes are getting bad and it's too cold to be in skirts on cold nights. :D :D
Say it isn't so! Your vamping days can't be over yet!

Nice fish!
 

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Thanks for the tip guys I felt bad and guilty grabbing her the way I did but lesson learned. Believe it or not for some reason my luck for catching big ones is due to the lack of not having the net around haha.
 

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Worse yet that night I had flip flops on and now it may be superstition but the flip flops are good luck haha. I’m heading back out tomorrow for more hopefully not too cold.
 

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Worse yet that night I had flip flops on and now it may be superstition but the flip flops are good luck haha. I’m heading back out tomorrow for more hopefully not too cold.
I like fishing in flip flops when I can, but when the rocks are glazed with a layer of frozen water, you would be better off with ice crampons...
 

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Nice man! You guys did alright for northeastern Barr lake. I used to fish there but that 2 hr drive is a bit much.
 

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I use to be bothered by the 2 hours drive, but it is worth it every minute to get away from the crowds of the metro area and fish in peace and on top of it catch some impressive fish makes it worthy.
 
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