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Finally got a keeper sized walleye - as a matter of fact I caught 2 keepers today.  Couple of short walleye too, one was just a hair short of 18", it was tough to let it go when at the time I had one in the livewell, but I just could not get it to that 18' mark.

These walleye were all on gravel points in about 10 FOW.  One on a Pointer 78 and the others on the 2.8 Keitech.

Bass fishing was slow for me, caught 9 spots and only one was a keeper.  Most came on the Ned rig.  I found a school of them just inside a cove in the trees, they were goofy biters, missed several but caught 5 in that school which was my bass fishing highlight of the day.  Caught a couple on the 78 too.

WT was 43 when I launched and almost 46 when I came in.

Roaring River was hopping when I drove through, had about 8 vehicles backed up at the stop sign to get onto 112.  River was lined with people, fly rods in hand, near the bridge.  Nice day to be out.

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Finally got a keeper sized walleye - as a matter of fact I caught 2 keepers today.  Couple of short walleye too, one was just a hair short of 18", it was tough to let it go when at the time I had one

I took an early morning trip the other day up the white and caught a walleye that measured 17 7/8". He managed to get the entire mcstik in his mouth long ways and his gills inside were destroyed....it

Walleye are designed for the fillet knife, here's the results from filleting a couple in the 19" range.

18 minutes ago, Quillback said:

Finally got a keeper sized walleye - as a matter of fact I caught 2 keepers today.  Couple of short walleye too, one was just a hair short of 18", it was tough to let it go when at the time I had one in the livewell, but I just could not get it to that 18' mark.

These walleye were all on gravel points in about 10 FOW.  One on a Pointer 78 and the others on the 2.8 Keitech.

Bass fishing was slow for me, caught 9 spots and only one was a keeper.  Most came on the Ned rig.  I found a school of them just inside a cove in the trees, they were goofy biters, missed several but caught 5 in that school which was my bass fishing highlight of the day.  Caught a couple on the 78 too.

WT was 43 when I launched and almost 46 when I came in.

Roaring River was hopping when I drove through, had about 8 vehicles backed up at the stop sign to get onto 112.  River was lined with people, fly rods in hand, near the bridge.  Nice day to be out.

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            Way  to get it done Jeff!

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Good on you for letting the line burner go. Not worth getting busted by the warden for a short fish. And it helps the fishery. I'm not about to say I don't eat a lot of the keeper walleye I catch while bass fishing, but I measure them religiously and I let the big ones go during spawning season. Obviously others do the same for this fishery to continue growing as it is. 

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I took an early morning trip the other day up the white and caught a walleye that measured 17 7/8". He managed to get the entire mcstik in his mouth long ways and his gills inside were destroyed....it was a bloody mess getting the hooks out and he most certainly died. 

Mentally I knew he wasn't going to make it and no matter how I measured he was a hair short. 

Just so happens about 4 hours later a nice man and women dressed in the customary Arkansas game warden attire pulled up next to my boat to give me a check. They both lamented that I couldn't keep it but assured me other animals need to eat too. 

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