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Fish: Walleye

Night Fishing for Walleye and Bass

Post By: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 7/16/2020 3:15:13 PM     Points: 57    
Went out with Sam and Remy to do some Night Fishing recently in Western Colorado. It was a very warm summer night and we had a lot of fun out there...The night started off with A LOT of wind. We were throwing moving stuff like spoons, crankbaits, and the underspin...Had some small success with those! When the moon came out the wind stopped 100%! We started throwing more Finesse techniques...Remy caught a bunch of little ones, slow rolling or dead sticking the ned rig with a Canada Craw patterned worm trailer. I also managed a hard fighting smallmouth but also fairly small...

Lots of catches, but nothing huge this night! Still great times out with my GF and one of my best friends! Hope you guys enjoy and have a good weekend!

Almost all of my pictures came out TERRIBLE, so only one pic and the link for this post😫

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 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: Jul. 16, 4:25:26 PM     Points: 8170    
Try . ..try . . . .try again! If there were small eyes at that place,then somewhere close by there should be bigger eyes.Was the eyes you caught in shallow water? Is there deep water close by? Good luck . . . . .wading? find their contours/ambush areas and work it!
 Reply by: Wreckstar      Posted: Jul. 16, 4:36:47 PM     Points: 1129    
Caught my first Walleye the other day since I was a kid. My kids were playing around in the water along the South Shore at Cater Lake. I saw this rocky peninsula with some trees sticking out of the water, and I thought to myself that's the kind of structure where you find a walleye. It was super crowded with tons of people swimming and paddle boarding, so I didn't bother trying to fish at that moment. I went back to that spot the next morning right when I woke up. No one was up yet and the water was clear and calm, no boats yet. I cast out a rainbow Rapala, and immediately thought I snagged the tree. Nope that walleye I knew should be there hit that lure hard and put up a strong fight. Man was that a satisfying catch.
 Reply by: bron      Posted: Jul. 16, 7:14:52 PM     Points: 38411    
Looks like fun times guys! Nice video again!
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: Jul. 16, 7:47:45 PM     Points: 57    
Hawaiian Punch

Yes indeed!! This place has some big ones for sure, just can be nights where you land nothing but dinks. Hoping next time we go we find some bigger ones... Most of them were caught probably in 15 feet or so, several were closer to shore. We went to some good rock to mud transition points that usually do well for me but no size that night!
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: Jul. 16, 7:49:04 PM     Points: 57    
Wreckstar

That's a really cool story! Love when you find a spot that you know has a fish and you get one! It's very rewarding😀 Congrats on your first Eye too since you were a kid, fun species for sure!
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: Jul. 16, 7:49:41 PM     Points: 57    
bron

Thanks Bron! Glad you enjoyed, still not disciplined enough to get the lighting right but one day lol. Tight lines man! Hope you can get out and fish this weekend!
 Reply by: Wmdunker      Posted: Jul. 18, 8:57:35 AM     Points: 387    
Just imagine the kind of fishery that lake would be if there was some kind of bait fish in there and the CPW managed it as a walleye fishery. It would be outstanding! As it is, almost all of the fish in there are pisciverous (sp) and are constantly just eating each other.
 Reply by: Pathway      Posted: Jul. 18, 1:49:55 PM     Points: 534    
Can't have that even though sportsmen paid $100,000 for a screen to keep fish from reaching the river.
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: Jul. 19, 6:59:07 PM     Points: 57    
That would be awesome if they did that...Would love some better walleye fishing this side of the state!!
 Reply by: Wmdunker      Posted: Jul. 20, 1:50:04 PM     Points: 387    
Pathway,
As I am sure you remember, they also promised us they would stock Crawford with sterile saugeye way back when. We are still waiting, meanwhile the lake is full of dink perch and crappie. And the other day I caught a bunch of 4 inch long LM Bass - whoopy! As the lake drops precipitously in the summer most years, there is virtually no cover for bass (ambush predators) and so they do not seem to thrive. It seems that something like saugeye would do much better because even in very low water years there is still 40 fow in the mail lake basin at the end of the irrigation season.