Post By: jason94f22 Posted: 7/9/2012 9:53:12 PM Points: 124
started trolling along the southeast side of the lake towards the dam using bottom bouncers with my bro around 5:30pm. caught a couple nice, but nearly undersize walleye so we had to let them go, my brother , jon, hit a decent 18 incher and kept him, as we turned around to hit the same area twice, i hit this 22 incher, biggest ive ever caught out at chatty. when you start hitting the fish, run back and hit it again, who knows you might catch the big ones, i know it put me in a fantastic mood :)
Reply by: jsr Posted: 7/10/2012 8:22:41 AM Points: 0
Nice looking fish, but, I quit eating any fish out of that lake after it was pointed out to me how many woman go in the water only for the exclusive reason, to pee. After that the flavor was......questionable. Just saying.
first of all everybody, theres pee in any lake that people swim, from p-lo to chatty to cherry cherry creek to even horsetooth, my thought is with a 400 degree fryer your not even gonna realize even the beer i put into the batter.
toru7, i just started trolliing this year with my new boat, all i can say is keep at it, the lighter color walleye harnesses such as light green to the glow in the dark white have been working for me. i let more line than usual when im bottom bouncing and go VERY SLOW!!! everyone i see out at chatty go way to fast for trolling. also keep a good eye on your pole(s), one second you might have one biting, the next its gone. if you catch one, go back about 100-200 ft and follow the line you were trolling, you might hit a bigger one.
good luck to eveyone out there, i know ill be out there again
Reply by: kendallm Posted: 7/11/2012 12:44:05 AM Points: 26
Toru , I get most of my bites along the dam between 6am to 730am unless its overcast it seems to die after that.. good luck . I think I'm going out this Saturday morning probably on the water around 5am. Let me know if you'll be out then
i never go that early, i guess i will try. i'm leaving town this week so i wont have a chance to go this Saturday. but again... thanks for all the advice. walleye is my long time nemesis! i guess they are to smart for me at the moment ))
toru, i only have a 4.5hp motor and i troll at the slowest speed around 1 mph, just to either get the spinner goin, to just getting to lure to have action. keep at it man you'll hit'em. just keep experimenting
toru7, I was guilty of the 1.5-2mph club when trolling, I have a minkota-trolling motor, and it was just perched up in the back of my boat with no action. Once I read some threads and articles about trolling, I use it religously now... IMO, when I troll 0.8 mph after the h2o reached 70degrees, it seemed to be optimum for us-now the consideration on the deal is the size of your boat, shape, wind etc.-this made me start to pay attention to boat control...that took a learning curve on my part, but it was not a hard thing to figure out. When it came to lures and mainly spinners(chatty bound), I agree just get them going-which was also a good gage on how fast to go. Experiment-have fun, do some homework-if we did it as rookies, it will pan out for you too!!! tightlines-don't forget to have fun-relax.