I've been fishing Beck Lake since the early 90's and have never caught a walleye there. Today that changed.
Been mostly fishing southeast Wisconsin this season but today I didn't feel like making that drive. Beck Lake is 10 minutes from home so I figured i'd give it a go. Launched at about 6pm. The action was as dead as dead can be. Nothing was happening anywhere. I got one heartless nibble on a Senko, but even that was short lived. Then I decided - what the hell, let me actually see if I can find a walleye. I tied on a white twistertail jig and worked the deep hole area on the south end of the lake. Nothing so I hit another spot that has produced a variety of fish over the years. Cast out a Flickershad, which has been a goto walleye crankbait for me in the past. Sure enough, fish on. And it was a decent fish. When it finally came to the surface I couldn't believe it - it actually worked! I set out to find a walleye in this lake and it happened! Didn't have my bumpboard but measured him against my paddle. When I was finally able to measure, it was 21". I'll take that any day!
I can finally check a walleye from Beck off my bucket list. Next, I need one from Deep Lake.
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Jason W. Norris
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