Friday, January 18, 2008

Fish Ohio 2003

I again had a drought of Fish Ohio catches in 2001 and 2002, but I made up for it in 2003. I was again fishing one of my favorite spots, the aerator at Lake Hodgson. The date was June 29th and I was casting in the early morning for crappie. I would catch anywhere between 30 to 40 crappies on the weekend. I cast across the aerator and my minnow stopped dead when I started to bring it in. I set the hook and immediately realized I had a big fish on the line. I worked the fish toward the boat and got my net ready. The fish had dived deep and I was having a tough time working him to the boat with my ultralight outfit. I finally after a 15 minutes fight got it to come up to the boat. I netted it on the first chance and was shaking when I started to measure the fish. It was a 28" 7 # Walleye.

I was fishing the same area on September 28th and had a night crawler on the bottom. A 28" 10# carp took the night crawler and started to move out. I fought the big fish back to the boat and easily netted it. When I put out a night crawler I fish with heavier outfit. This was my second Fish Ohio for 2003.



I decided to have the Walleye mounted and it became the second fish in my family room. This was the biggest Walleye I had ever caught and I was proud to have it mounted. I think the mount came out excellent.
Here is a drawing I had made of a Walleye in 1999. Like I have said before I enjoy making the drawings for myself. They add to my computer room which my wife allows me to decorate any way I want.

6 comments:

TypingOctopus2.O said...

dude awesome!!!

TypingOctopus2.O said...

make sure to tell your buddies to vist my blog :)

Mr. Chinchilla said...

That's a nice catch there, Fishing Guy. And the drawing is cool, too.

You know, the chinchilla thinks it's pretty cool that there is a typing octopus out there in internet land. I'd feel pretty weird if I were the only animal with a blog and all.

Mr. Chinchilla said...

That's a nice catch there, Fishing Guy. And the drawing is cool, too.

You know, the chinchilla thinks it's pretty cool that there is a typing octopus out there in internet land. I'd feel pretty weird if I were the only animal with a blog and all.

Shark Girl said...

I think Mr. C. is drunk on tequilla soaked raisins. He's seeing double... err... typing double.

Or is it me? Maybe I got into his raisin stash and I'm the one seeing double.

I agree with him about the catch. Very cool drawing too.

Oh yeah, I meant to tell you I finally saw something about crappies. It's a funny name for a fish, but Wal*mart has a video on them. I'm going to get it so I can get some ideas for the artwork I'm doing for you. It think it's going to be of a crappie.

fishing guy said...

Thanks all, that was the catch of my life so far of a Walleye. I asked my daughter about mounting it and she said I would be foolish not to. My wife was travelling for work so I made the decision myself.