Jim Ramsey of Elkhart, Ind., wrote this week to say he’d read my recent story about the “whopper walleye double” Chad Maloy of Fargo experienced recently on Lake Winnipeg and wanted to share the story of his once-in-a-lifetime walleye catch on Eagle Lake near Vermilion Bay, Ont.
“I was fishing with my son on Eagle Lake (Ontario) on June 12, 2013,” Ramsey writes. “We were fishing for smallmouth bass and hoping for a few walleye. I was using a Shimano spinning reel with 8-pound line and a 4-inch Gulp! Pearl Silver-colored worm rigged on a one-eighth-ounce jig head.
“I was casting just off one of the many island rocky points when I felt a pickup. I set the hook and thought that I had a good northern on until I got it up to the boat and saw the white tip on the tail. I could tell that this fish had spawned out, and it only weighed 11 pounds, but it was 33½ inches long. This once-in-a-lifetime catch for me was released back into Eagle Lake.”
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