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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Monroeville Ohio

    Default First time trolling for walleye 11/26/19

    After sitting for two hours in my tree stand, I decided to take advantage of the nice marine forecast (from Jul's website), and head to the lake to try for some perch (again) and follow that up with walleyes. Based on the intel that I received, I decided to launch at Mazurik's, but halfway there, I discovered that I had forgotten to load my Lowrance. I continued on, put more gas in my boat, launched around 11:30 a.m. and headed to the east side of Kelley's. I stopped a little distance away from the loose pack of boats, so this rookie wouldn't get in anyone's way. I put 4 survivor minnows on the 2 perch rigs, and put those in the water. Then I ate my lunch, and attached my 2 new (bought 1 1/2 years ago) Okuma Cold Water reels on 2 new Ugly Stik rods, and got the 2 Off Shore planer boards ready to go.

    With no activity on the perch, I pulled those, and attached a Bandit Chrome Blue Back on the board to go out about 17', and a Bandit Fire Tinger (Chinese spelling) on the board to go out about 25'. I lowered my front-mounted electric trolling motor, started moved parallel to the other boats, and sat down to enjoy the next 20-30 minutes of the calm lake, peace and quiet, until I figured out why my shallow board was running a little different. I ended up catching 5 walleyes, ranging from just over 17" to 21", a perfect eating size for me, and the only female being the largest. 4 were caught on the Chrome Blue Back.

    I learned A LOT by going by myself, having gone out a number of times with other accomplished fisherman/women; along with reading the posts on this website. By the 3rd walleye, I was actually noticing when they hit the board, instead of dragging them for who knows how long... it was a great calm day, and not too crowded for this rookie to learn. On my way in, I put fuel stabilizer in my tank, and arrived back at Mazurik's around 4 p.m. It was nice to meet the polite conservation officer in his uniform and toting a plastic tub to put fish in. A good end to the 2019 fishing season for me, as the boat is going back in the shed, now.

    After reading Captain Jul's post from yesterday, I have to believe that she is not telling us the whole story. I can't believe that 3 captains can go out fishing together and not have some type of competition going on. I would have thought that if they were all in Jul's boat, that Capt. Jenn would have had first pick of the lure/color, depth, and pole position, Capt. Eric would have second pick, and Capt. Juls third (no duplicate lure colors). Since it would be her boat, she would have the advantage of maneuvering the boat, and cutting a hole in her own net, if needed to win. Perhaps by posting this, one or more of the three will cave-in and tell us all the rest of the story...

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2015


    Nice job slick and an interesting observation about 3 captains fishing together.I would think they would be competitive in who caught what but when it comes to trolling,everyone on the boat contributes to the total catch.They were all in the Brawl,so they were hoping to catch a money fish.I was texting Capt Eric last night and he didn't mention anything different than in Juls post.Happy Thanksgiving all!!!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Mansfield Ohio


    Often times when captains get together to fun fish, especially if they have a full freezer, the term fishing can more be taken as relaxing. And sometimes the dont care if they even get a fish. Kind of like going golfing as excuse to have a few mid day.....or just be out ofvthe house.........have you never purposely forked up 7 of 9 holes to purposely be out longer.

    But if brawling they were looking for 1 big fish only...........and those captain know by the way this fish bites and pole bends if it's a 4 pounder or 12. So I'm sure with a box full of eaters there was no reason to get overly excited. Plus most ppl brawling together have some kind of agreement to share the pot so you get ppl working together not for bragging rights.
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Port Clinton, OH


    LOL...I would have told you if there was anything like that going on. It sure would make the blogs more fun to write...

    It was just a fun day to be on the water with friends. We tried to find a brawl fish, but it wasn't to be.....sigh.

    Nice job on learning to read your boards too! Woot! Woot!
    Last edited by Capt Juls; 11-29-2019 at 07:10 PM.
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