Butler turning down the offer was a no brainer...if he signed it this year he would lose out on like $60 million opposed to if he signs after this year. Sure he could blow out a knee and not get signed but odds are in his favor that he waits a year gets same contract but for $60 million more. NO BRAINER!! We offered it out of respect but knew he was not going to sign it...
Water temperatures are starting in the low 70’s in the morning, reaching mid to upper 70’s in the evening.
Minnesota walleye action can be hot running deep diving crank-baits straight, down rigging or lead core. Soft bottom areas can also be worked with spinners and a night crawler. Fish have been favoring gold on bright days and orange, chartreus or pink in low light. Many larger northern pike this last week in the boat via crank-baits just outside of rock reefs and points.
Canadian walleye fishing has been more productive away from reefs and points in soft bottomed areas. The best method is to pull a spinner to find concentrations along the bottom and switch to jigging to fill out limits.
Musky attitude in Canada varies day to day. Plenty of fish are still being caught in shallow weeds including a couple of 50+ giants this past week. Fish are also being caught in more traditional mid-summer spots such as rock reefs and points. The most productive baits this week were crane baits or other flat baits, buck tails and top waters.
we do a package similar to big dave's shrimp boil but with walleye
layer of sliced new taters on the bottom, then the walleye filet, add carrots, bell pepper and sweet onion from the garden, w/butter pat and old bay
i seal the packet and poke once with a fork to let some of the steam escape. on the grill at 350 for 40 minutes