Posted by: Arvid | May 16, 2014

Lot of Big Fish

The weather; one nice day and then several days of wind, rain, cold and even snow. Over two inches of rain during the past week has raised the water level in the river a foot or more. The current is strong and it takes about a one ounce jig to stay near the bottom . There is debris coming down the river and the water is cloudy, but not too bad, considering.

Finally, on Thursday, the weather turned a little partly cloudy and the temperature got to nearly 50 degrees. I had not fished since last weekend when Ralph and I fished opening day by the airport and caught a limit of nice fish. I picked Ralph up a little after 6:00 and we went down by the airport. Unlike what we experienced on opening day, we had what most fishermen were having and that was getting fish under the slot. We fished until the sun set and caught about 15 walleyes; 12 which were slot fish and 4 were between 25″ and 28″. We were tucked up near the shoreline in about 11 feet of water to get out of as much current as possible. A jig with a frozen shiner worked well and color didn’t seem to make much difference.

The river water temperature is in the low 40’s and some walleyes have spawned, but not in the lake; it’s still covered with ice. After the long, cold winter, it’s good to be on the water. Now we just need to have it warm up.


Ralph with a dandy 28″ walleye



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