Fishing has been a little slower the last few days. Earlier in the week I had been not getting great #'s, but some really nice sized walleyes.as the week progressed. The smallies have been fewer than in weeks past, but again, a few really nice fish. Also started hitting topwaters (or, I just finally spent some time throwing them) this week. Got a couple 19"s + a few other nicer fish, just not any big #'s of fish...............yet. Might have to bust out the waders
Went (keeper) walleye-less in my short late afternoon outing earlier today, & that stung a little, + . It was just like Marsellus Wallace told Butch in the movie pulp fiction:
"You might feel a slight sting, thats pride f-ing with you....."
I had been sitting next to a peaceful campfire for most of the evening & @ about midnight, was contemplating putting it out & going to sleep. Screw that! The day is NOT done i thought to myself. If those m-f'ers arent going to snap in daylight for me, maybe they will at night.
Headed to a dam about 5 miles from the house on the tomahawk river. Figured Id give it about 20 minutes, lose 3 or 4 jigs, tell myself Im an idiot for thinking this was a good idea, & THEN go home & go to bed....
Been catching a decent eye here&there on husky jerks after dark. Started off throwing a #10 clown HJ, & got a decent strike that wound up being a nice 18" walleye.
Threw the HJ some more but it received no more love. Recalling a couple of outings a few weeks ago, I went & got my UL rig out of the car & began doing my best to work a 1/32 jig 12'deep in a moderate current, without being able to see the line.
The very 1st time I was confident I had reached the bottom, in the slack, I got a "tick".
Just shy of 22" & was a nice little battle on the 781UL. Threw it some more, but got pretty fed up with trying to keep that tiny jig down without seeing my line. Went digging thru my makeshift tackle bag looking for a specific plastic, but found something matted up & stuffed under the liner. A BLACK HAIR JIG! A 1/16oz black/purple craft fur creation.Thought I had lost my last 1 well over a week ago.
Well, my 2nd cast on the craft fur got violently greeted by a 15.5" walleye which was keeper #2 on the redemption outing. Started getting a steady pick of 10-13" eyes, & an occasional small smallie. Got 1 more slot fish that was 21" & went back. Didnt take long to get #3, & after that kept on catching/releasing fish for a while. Threw back another limit of keepers & a handful of small fish.
Went home with my 3 for my weekly walleye dinner void of the sting that gripped my soul at the beginning of the outing!
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