Good friend and Qu'Appelle Saskatchewan Hatchery manager Jeff Matity is a fish head just like me. And he always seems to have something to prove. Indeed, Jeff and his lovely wife Lori spent last week in Kenora, on Lake of the Woods, and we managed one day to share the boat together. It was fun from first cast to last, not only because the weather and water conditions were downright tropical, but also because the walleyes wouldn't stop banging, biting and devouring our baits.
Jordan Thompson got the show on the road when he picked up a rod during shorelunch, made a cast from shore and started a half hour of non-stop walleye action. (Photo credit: Jamie Edwards)
(Photo credit: Jamie Edwards)
Indeed, I am betting that many times you and your friends have stopped to eat a shore lunch, or to stretch your legs while out fishing in Northern Ontario and then, before you stepped back into the boat, have made a cast or two from shore.
Successful fishing is all about taking risks, but this was ridiculous. A few years ago, I was at Winnipeg’s Mid-Canada Boat Show, presenting seminars on stage at the “Hawg Trough,” a glass-sided tank stocked with several dozen walleye in the five- to 10-pound range. By the last afternoon of the event, the fish were frazzled and hugging the bottom, so as I was standing at the edge of the tank with my fishing rod in hand, I got a bright idea.
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