Sunday, June 12, 2011


In the previous post, Chad refered to the walleye as one of the most elusive fish. I agree, walleye can be a very challenging fish to locate and catch, but during this spring season, big lake fish have been the elusive ones for me. I have been out several times already this year only to return with an empty cooler and a load of dissapointment.

Finally, this all changed for me on Saturday, June 11 (my anniversary). Rogue and I decided to skip the Holland Fishing Derby and hit up the big lake instead. We called Dad (Rick) and he was all about getting out and doing some fishing.
We didn't get on the lake until about ten o'clock and it was very foggy. We hooked into this 10lb King Salmon after only about 45 minutes of having the lines down. We got it on a black and green spoon in 75 ft of water at 60 ft deep. It hit hard and faught harder. The real challenge was landing this fish. Rick had to wear two hats, the captain of the vessel and the net man. With the waves we were fighting, this was not an easy feat.

We ended up fishing until about 1:30 pm. The fog had broke and the sun was out, unfortunetly, this brought the wind, which brought the waves. It was a great time and Rogue seemed to enjoy catching her first Salmon.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Krack guys try for the “Eyes”

This past weekend Krack Boy Outdoor members Rick and Chad headed east to try their hand at the most elusive of all game fish “WALLEYE”. Some... or most may disagree with that overstatement. But anyone who has taken a krack at this species knows that it is a hit or miss game. However this weekend we discovered another option, I'll call it a “hiss”. (that would be a combination of “hit” and “miss” if you needed the assist.) We were able to land over 50 fish (estimate) but still came up 3 fish short of our legal possession limit of 10 keepers. A 15 inch fish proved very hard to come by, but the 13 inchers seemed to enjoy our company.
Mom Kraker joined us on the boat and had to put up with a fair amount of harassment for losing a couple of nice fish. However, she did end up making a few nice contributions to the live well.
Shortly before we pulled our lines up for the last time Rick landed and 22 inch walleye and not long after that we got a second one of the same size.
Now that I reflect on the weekend, I think we can go back and label this one a HIT. Here are a few pictures.