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Finally got a big walleye...

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I finally broke past the 28" mark... with a true 32"  (11 pounds on the scale) walleye :) It has a cool blue hue to the tails and fins due to some type of parasite in the slime, really neat look, and very dark with yellowish bellies. (I hold fish close to me for pics, it was almost touching my chest, and I go about 240, it was a really fat fish.) It's still swimming.

I figure I have to brag a bit, but only a bit because it was on Saganaga with a guide ;) Even had an official Canadian shore lunch on a pretty little island surrounded by cedars.

Pulling spinners/crawlers on rock reefs, this was the biggie, along with about 2 dozen more that were up to 27", but most under 18". Was a fun trip, great scenery and some lake trout for an hour or so as well (they were coming off the bottom in 80-100'). We did two days, and the 32, a 27, and a couple 25's were the biggies.

I am sure this will be the biggest walleye I ever catch, but I won't complain, ha!

Box32inchwalleye.jpg

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Great job, thanks for sharing! She's a brute and a beautiful fish. 

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Sounds like a super time and great fish to boot. Now, can you talk our wife into a $500-600 fiberglass repro for the wall?  That is your next challenge of a life time!  :D

I'm still trying to talk mine into getting my 36" Laker that I released done but losing the challenge so far! :(

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Thanks guys! It was fun and I was all smiles with each "super head shake" she made :)

Leech, the good thing about replicas is you can keep working on the war department until they give in, which might even be years later ;) haha! That's my plan!!!

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Congrats Box, mpester came in my office and showed me a pic of your fish yesterday......"Seen it already"

:)

I'm still stuck on 27".

Heck, the Mrs. has a 29"er.

Lately, I've been seriously considering a graphite replica for a 22"+ largemouth I caught 13 years ago.......as time goes by I realize how rare of a fish it was. Or the 20" brookie from ten years ago. Decisions decisions.

So you might think of getting that 32" replica sooner than later, so you can appreciate it staring back at you from the wall for years to come.

 

 

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Nice fish! The coloring is amazing, cool photo. I have never fished Saganaga though some day I want to.

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