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Okay...let me correct the spelling of Eryn to Aaron, but explain that it wasn't my fault it was misspelled! That's the spelling he gave me in the boat yesterday morning, so now, that's how I'm going to spell it the rest of the week....just because! Ha!
This morning, my crew, and Capt Kevin's and Capt Chuck's crews, met us at Catawba State Park at 6:30am, so we could be on the water by 6:45 (before the NWT competitors).
The winds were stronger than forecast for this morning, so that was a l little disappointing. I was looking forward to a glass like lake, so I could open up that 300 G2, but it was a bit bumpy with the winds at 10-13 out of the NW...it wasn't too bad though, and we made a long run out to the reef complex, where it turns out everyone else decided to go to too!
It was kind of cool seeing all the NWT boats coming from a long distance away... with their boats spraying water high and wide, as their boats crushed the waves.
The bite wasn't on fire, but it was enough to keep my guys interested and excited every time the board went back. We managed 6 nice walleye, and two white bass, with our best five going 32 1/2 pounds...(Note: you can take the woman out of tournaments, but you can't take the touranment out of the girl...heheheh). I'm going to look later and see where we would have ended up with that weight. I'm guessing middle of the pack someplace....where I usually ended up.
5 of the eyes were females, that were all post spawn....the other was a chunky little 18" male.
Bandits 30-50 back at 1.5 worked for us. Best colors were stock colors: Khaki, & Natural Perch, and Custom Color: "Domka Outdoor's" Huff Daddy Chrome. Khaki took the most fish, which is no longer a surprise to me. If you asked me to choose only one color to run...that would be it!
After we caught 5 fish up by the reefs, we moved down to check the G can area to check for clean water, and toss some lines in. The water was cleaner to the west shore, but on top of the cans it was muddy. We pulled a 29" fish there, shortly after putting the lines in, but that was it for the last hour of our trip.
There is a clean strip just off the point of Catawba that I might try in the morning, since we're launching right there, it only makes sense to give it a try. Some of my biggest fish in the past, this time of year, have come off that point. But, this spring has been anything but "normal".
Time to go eat some Mexican food....I'm starving, and don't feel like cooking!
Captain Julia "Juls" Davis firstname.lastname@example.org www.julswalleyefishingadventures.com www.julswalleyefishingadventures.com My Boat: 2017 Ranger 621 FS rigged with a 300 Evinrude G2 Humminbird Helix 12 SI CHIRP Mega Imaging Gen2 Humminbird Helix 10 DI Mega Imaging Gen2 Minn-Kota Ulterra 112 w/iPilot LINK Specializing in 1-3 person walleye and perch charters
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