Our walleye club hosted a walleye tournament here this weekend. Temps in the upper 80’s low 90’s and bluebird skies. Water levels were about 7′ over normal. 30 anglers fished the tournament with only 5 legal eyes caught on Sunday. 4 eyes around 16″ and one that took the tournament at 24.5″ that weighed 4.24 pounds. If you didn’t catch one in the first hour after the clouds disappeared you were done for the day. I was able to catch only a 12.5″ pitching plastics in 4′ of water. Later we trolled leadcore in 20-35′ of water picking up stripers consistently. We also dragged lindy rigs with crawlers and minnows picking up catfish and stripers. The 332c marked fish all day but the results were no keeper eyes. The DNR had said that the walleye bite has been pretty slow all year. We did have a group pull in a 35 plus pound cat near us. The DNR said it was the biggest he’d seen coming out of the lake, and then gave the guy a ticket for not having his license on him. (He’d left it in the vehicle) Nice lake and good food at the Dogg House.
Cedar Falls IA
September 24, 2007 at 8:38 pm #1316658