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Popped the cherry

Gern186

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I was fishing on the pond in the back yard last evening for bluegill, and pulled my first ever walleye through the ice......he was about 22 inches long. Caught him on a small glow jig tipped with a wax worm right at sunset.

Now I know why there were no bluegill around, never caught any!

 

jagermeister

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Wow that's an awesome catch, Chad! I'm hoping to bring my first ice walleye up on monday... heading over to New London Reservoir.
 

Gern186

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Wonder how many made it? And I wonder if they're reproducing.

Nice catch!

Unless an all male class of fish can reproduce, then no they are not reproducing.....lol

To my knowledge all the fish I put in there were Jacks.


All of the fish made it, but I have lost a couple due to swallowed hooks.
 

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Unless an all male class of fish can reproduce, then no they are not reproducing.....lol

To my knowledge all the fish I put in there were Jacks.


All of the fish made it, but I have lost a couple due to swallowed hooks.

We'll work on that in the spring (hard female).
 

Gern186

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How big is your pond? Don't walleye need a bigger body of water?

It's 3/4 acre. They have been in there 4 years now and are doing fine. There are plenty of bluegill and I stock fathead minnows every spring. It was just an experiment to start with, but now its turned into a project to see what different types of bait they can be caught on.

A 4-6" bluegill hooked through the back works real good suspended under a bobber about 4'. Also, all the regular live baits such as worms and minnows will work. I even caught one at night one time fishing for catfish on a piece of hot dog!