Rainbows and Walleyes Wheatley
We had an absolutely great morning. We limited out easily on rainbows and boated 6 nice walleye. I think our speed may have been a bit high for the walleyes. We caught the biggest rainbow I have ever boated and I honestly believe we lost a bigger one. I thought it felt like a snag at first but it moved with us. We backed down the motor and I tried to manage the drag with my thumb on the spool but I think I got a little too aggressive. It managed to spit the hook and thrashed on the surface for a few minutes. We turned in hopes of netting it but it recovered and dived to the depths.
The big rainbow that we brought to the net, I quickly guessed it might go 16 pounds. By the time we got home, reality and normal shrinkage brought it down to 14.5 pounds. It was still the biggest I had brought home to date. Colors – killer bee early and Michigan Stinger copper watermelon after the sun came up some. Most fish were caught on the down line of the riggers at 40 feet.
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