The Devine Walleye

Posted: September 28, 2013 in Uncategorized

It seems that there are two Species of fish that haunt the minds of most midwestern fisherman. They are the walley and the musky! Now, I have no paticular favorite amongst all the species I have tagged with fly and hardware. All species in my opinion are worthy of chasing and deserve attention from anglers, conservationists, and fishing tackle manufactuaers. But the reality is that we as fisherman have selected only a handfull of species that we would call “worthy to catch” or “devine”. And, this has driven the market for what species are highly protected and those that are shunned as being trash fish.

Well, for me, I don’t care what pulls at the end of my line. And, I believe that others are swaying to this mentality. In recent years carp have taken a forefront in the fly fishing world. They can be difficult to catch, they are brutally strong, and they are in about every pond/lake/river in the world. But, I believe what is happening is that those who are now chasing carp are also experimenting with other “trash fish”. Hopefully, there will be a paradigm shift in the fishing industry and in the conservation world as people discover the potential of all species as worthy catches.

Well, the original intenet of this post was not to sway or present any opinions, but that has already happened. But, since I am balancing teaching, a two year old, a 20 day old, and a tired momma I am currently not fishing. However, here are two pictures of two really nice “divine” walleye that I happned to catch on my wife’s uncle’s boat last year. We were using lindy rigs tipped with leeches on the famous Lake Mille Lacs.
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No, not the same fish. Actually,  the only two fish we caught and the two biggest walleye ever for me.

No, not the same fish. Actually, the only two fish we caught and the two biggest walleye ever for me.

While in Colorado this summer I had a chance to chase a few carp. Here is a photo of one pig that took some time to come to hand.
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