Beck Lake 6/24/20 - Walleye!

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Beck Lake 6/24/20 - Walleye!

Postby JasonN » Jun Wed 24, 2020 9:41 pm

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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Re: Beck Lake 6/24/20 - Walleye!

Postby minstrel » Jun Thu 25, 2020 1:15 am

Very nice! Welcome to the Beck Walleye Club :mrgreen:
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Re: Beck Lake 6/24/20 - Walleye!

Postby Peter Piper » Jun Thu 25, 2020 7:46 am

Well done. You and menstral enspire me to drive down to hit the spot right after the rain. As for deep lake, the gar were all over the surface last Thursday and tons of 14 inch bass...a walleye would be really nice in one of these illinois puddles.
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Re: Beck Lake 6/24/20 - Walleye!

Postby urbanHog312 » Jun Thu 25, 2020 8:42 am

killer walleye man nice job. not often an illinois walleye plan comes together like that.
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Re: Beck Lake 6/24/20 - Walleye!

Postby Rambler » Jun Thu 25, 2020 10:20 am

Eye yuh yuh eye! :D
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Re: Beck Lake 6/24/20 - Walleye!

Postby cyanatic » Jun Thu 25, 2020 11:00 am

Nice job! Isn't it nice when a plan comes together! :lol:
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Re: Beck Lake 6/24/20 - Walleye!

Postby Aux Pleins » Jun Thu 25, 2020 1:47 pm

Cook county gold right there J.
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Re: Beck Lake 6/24/20 - Walleye!

Postby DPMike » Jun Thu 25, 2020 8:44 pm

Very nice, I need to get a little boat, it's only 10 minutes from my house too.
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Re: Beck Lake 6/24/20 - Walleye!

Postby Busse Jim » Jun Thu 25, 2020 9:46 pm

Aux Pleins wrote:Cook county gold right there J.

X2 way to go !!
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Re: Beck Lake 6/24/20 - Walleye!

Postby Brandon » Jun Sat 27, 2020 2:05 pm

Awesome fish. Had the kayak there the other day and got skunked. I have no feel for that lake at all. Only fish it once or twice a year. I know there are some nice ones in there though maybe few and far between. I love that feeling of setting out with a goal and making it happen like you did here with the walleye. Puts some wind in your sails For sure. Beautiful Wally!
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