Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Spring Fishing

It isn't going to be long now until it is time to be out on the lake, or river, looking for some exciting tussles with those finned fighters. Went to Cabela's to hear a woman angler speak of her experiences and association but found she wasn't able to attend the Spring Outdoor weekend after making our trip of 2 hours 40 minutes northward. Hubby and I decided to head over to the fishing section anyway where we did get in on part of an informative seminar by Mike Frisch. The seminar was titled -"Early Season Walleyes in the Shadow Seasons." He was speaking about what he has found beneficial in his love of snagging the Spring Walleye. Mr. Frisch went as far as laying out his specific method of fishing a favorite lake on the Minnesota/North Dakota border. The scenario was how to locate the schools of fish after days of high winds out of the Northwest at this time of the year. He told us he found them on the backsides of land outcroppings after the wind died down. Walleyes are generally lazy fish looking for food to float by them while they lay in the currents. I don't know how many of you use GPS systems to locate bottom formations to find likely fishing hot spots but it was something that came up during the seminar. Mike does use it to maximize his time on the lakes. He covered what baits and lines he used for in the Spring. In closing his seminar Mr. Frisch told those in attendance when the Spring Walleyes quit biting he is off to fish Bass... What are your stories or tips for fishing Walleyes?


Windyridge said...

No tips, but would love to catch one! There is a famous walleye run on the river near our cabin for about two days. We just missed it last year. I'd like to see them this year.
Black Lake, where our place is, has some of the best bass fishing in the country. There are also tasty crappie (my favorite eating fish) and the uuuuugly muskelonge, and northern pike. I might have missed a few fish. I caught my first small mouth bass last year. Wow what a fighter. It was 14.5 inches and I caught it right off of our dock.

CDGardens said...

I have caught the total of one walleye in my lifetime.(so far, out of a river)
Oh my! Crappie are excellent. Won't be long 'til they will be at the end of the fishing line too.
Stripers are fantastic fighters. Caught quite a few of those out of a stocked gravel pit. The water was transparent and you could see the schools moving. It was exhilirating. ;)

SimplyOutdoors said...

I have only caught one walleye in my life too and it was 7lbs!!!!!!!! I still wish I would have had that thing mounted, but I just didn't realize how big it was at the time.

Another time we were trolling for walleye and my brother set his pole down to help a friend in the boat and i watched helplessly as it went into the river.

There are my two walleye stories.

CDGardens said...

simplyoutdoors- Thanks for your stories.

We certainly have some time left to go after a few more of those lazy walleyes. I know I want to.;)