Kickin’ off today’s email with another “parade of pigs” jammed full of shots sent in from Target Walleye/Ice fans:
Shout out to TW reader Daryl Bauer, the Fisheries Outreach Program Manager with Nebraska Game & Parks Commission. Daryl’s been sneaking around shorelines of NE reservoirs catching after-dark slaunches up to 28″ and “still trying for a bigger one!” Asked him what he’s been slingin’:
> Daryl: “Ain’t no secret, I’m tossing minnow-imitating crankbaits…Rapala Husky Jerks are the gold standard! Absolutely LOVE IT when I feel a big walleye thump that bait in the middle of the night — cannot get enough of it!”
And it runs in the family….
> Daryl: “My son caught this fish last night on a reservoir in north-central NE. The fish are fall fat and beautiful.” Love it fellas!
Jeff Fitzpatrick whacked his new PB walldawg (29″) on Mississippi River’s Pool 2 this past week. Said their best fish have been coming on big swimbaits in some pretty stiff current. Congrats dude!
Zach aka @riggedupoutdoors has been putting the crush on big Rainy River gravel pigs — including this stout 30.5″ toad mama! — pitching a VMC Neon Moon Eye Jig paired with a “pink/white” AuthentX Pulse-R paddle tail:
That 30.5-incher ^ was no fluke…Zach’s had a handful of 70- to 100-fish days over the last couple weeks with plenty o’ piggies mixed in. #RoadTrip
Yup, all different fish. Look closer at the fins….