During the day Walleye fishing can be tough this time of the year, but as that sun hits the horizon the Walleyes begin feeding! With falling water temperatures and much less daylight, Walleyes have an instinctual urge to fatten up for the winter. This coupled with the females developing spawn produces the heaviest Walleyes of the year!
Steve and his son spent the daylight hours rigging with Suckers and Chubs along the breaks searching for Smallmouth Bass, Walleyes, Pike, or whatever else that would be willing to eat a 6" Minnow! The daylight hours proved to be slower than the night, but they still managed to tangle with several Smallies, including this one that went 20" and 5.3 pounds!
After a 15 minute battle in the darkness, Steve put the net under a giant Walleye! This fish had fought like no other Walleye the two had ever seen! The two of them just let out screams of joy as the fish was finally in the boat! The fish topped the scale at 13.2 pounds and measured just over 31"! This was truly a fish of a lifetime for anyone, especially 12 year old Sam!