Pike & Walters
June 25, 2008
Frank & his son Alex were fishing with me today in hopes of getting into pike & walleye. The weather was quite warm with winds blowing from the SW at 10 to 20 knots, getting even stronger later on. We started out looking for pike, trolling weedy areas with very slow action. Although we were getting some smaller ones, I wasn’t satisfied & began looking a little deeper when one of the reels went off. To our surprise, it turned out to be a nice walleye of 4 pounds and went right into the live well. Not long after, another reel fired & this one was a 5-pound walleye as well. We trolled the area thoroughly in anticipation of putting more of these tasty fish into the live well, with only a few pike to show for our efforts. Finally we connected with another fish & this one was a 3.5-pound walleye as well. With all the wind, there were too many floating weeds making trolling this area almost impossible & we looked for fish in other areas instead. Unfortunately, all we could come up were a few more smaller pike & decided to try something new. Casting for bass in the shallow waters, we were able to pick up a few largemouth, but the smallies just wanted to follow. The rest of the afternoon was spent caching a few largemouth & trying to get out of the wind. By 3:00P.M. We called it & ran back to the ramp in 3 to 4 footers due to the winds increasing. Overall, a productive day with the walleye, but slow on the bass & pike.