I couldn't get my digital scale to work while I
had her in the boat and didn't want to tinker with it and stress her out. We
just quickly snapped a picture and released her back into the cool waters of
the White River. We estimated her weight between 6 & 7 lbs. She was about 28
inches long. We always "talk bad" about their parents before we release them
so that "grandpa" might get angry and try to teach us a lesson by jerking the
pole out of our hands on the next pass. We deep-troll crank baits in about 30
feet of water. Our best catch this year so far was 6 fish and the next best
was 5 in a trip. We haven't caught any for the frying pan because these are
such fun fish to chase and catch. We will take a smaller male or two one of
these days to take home. Anything under 4 lbs. is usually a male. If you kill
anything over 6lbs. its usually a female...and we hate to kill those females.
We've caught up to 14 lb. walleyes out of these very same waters. The photo
has a really strange grey spot right over my chest? You usually only see this
kind of phenomenon on old men, so I really can't explain it.
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