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July 6 Upper End Report


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I met Muddy Water at the Holiday Island ramp at 5:45 this morning. He was interested in learning a little about walleye fishing.

We did spend about a half hour throwing top water baits to no avail and then I gave him a four hour tutorial on how not to catch walleye on worm harnesses. We caught bluegill and bass and one 12 or 13 inch walleye, and that was it. By the way, the four hours was split by 40 minutes under the dock roof to get out of the thunderstorm. After I exhausted places you could teach a beginner to drag a rig, I decided to troll a bit. Because I had noticed fish hanging suspended at 15 to 20 feet, I rigged a wiggle wart to run 18 feet deep and guided the boat over submerged timber that mostly ended between 15 and 20 feet.

On the second or third pass I caught a 25 inch fish that weighed more than 4 and less than 5 pounds. Robert tried the bait and caught a almost keeper. I sent him home with the fish.

Water temp was 82 to 84 and it looks like a thermocline is trying to form at 20 feet.

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2 hours ago, m&m said:

rps, still teaching, eh?

Mike

Mike, I was 50 before I realized all the things I had enjoyed the most - coaching, teaching as an adjunct professor, giving professional development seminars - meant I should have been a teacher. Now I can't stop.

 

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2 hours ago, rps said:

Mike, I was 50 before I realized all the things I had enjoyed the most - coaching, teaching as an adjunct professor, giving professional development seminars - meant I should have been a teacher. Now I can't stop.

 

That is funny, great job figuring them out, what color wart where you using?  My wife buys the crazy chrome pinky greeny looking colors. I said that will never work. That is why I fish with pink spinners offen, she thought it was pretty, then it worked.  Humility is never far away.

Oh by the way,  if you are giving walleye catching lessons, sign me up !

A friend told me, when the boat traffic get thick walleye go for cover ie brushy lake edges and timber. I hope to find out first hand some day.

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RPS is an excellent teacher!  Thoroughly enjoyed going out with him today and getting some schooling on Walleye fishing.    Hopefully between him and Quillback I'll be able to catch more fish on TR.  

Now if we were going after Red fish in the coastal water ways of Louisiana I could be the teacher, they rarely get more than about 5 feet deep and will hit anything that a bass would :) 

Thanks again RPS for the Walleye lesson  

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The one I used was white with a grey back. I agree fire tiger is a good color. Also try the purple tiger.

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