First off: What’s a greenback and how do they get that way?
A “greenback” is an emerald/iridescent green walleye people believe is unique to Lake Winnipeg, Manitoba. Here’s one I pulled outta the Red River (tributary to Lake Winnipeg) last fall:
Supposedly their b-e-a-utiful greenish coloration comes from the limestone-rich waters of the northern basin…or maybe it’s from all that Mountain Dew they chug before making the trek south? Lol either way they’re cool to look at and FUN to catch.
Case you need more convincing…here’s Winnipegonian Josh McFaddin showing why Manitoba greenbacks should be on every fish-head’s bucket list:
S’more emerald goodness, this time from Pierre Tessier (@canadianhunter88) with a couple o’ sour apples he plucked off the Lake Winnipeg tree:
This greenie had some bonus “protein” goin’ on:
That fish ^ was caught by @i_fishtomuch, who’s been having one heck of a season. Snatched himself this greenback blimp ripping a white tube jig (on purpose), which he says is “way too overlooked for walleyes.” Agreed: