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Post Posted: 10:30am - May 10,10 
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hello everyone,

i caught 2 fish on saturday;

1 drum and the weather was sunny,then rain and wind.

then i thought i snagged a tree branch or something on the bottom of the lake.

i was reeling the line and nothing was fighting back so i set the hook and got
within 5 feet of the seawall whatever had the hook split it back to me.

so then put a new crappie size minnow on the 1/4 chartreuse jighead and started
casting in the same area,got another fish on and the fish when to the bottom not
really fighting > so here we go again but lost the fish this time because i didn't set the hook good.

i was casting the same area for awhile then it started raining a little harder so i decided 1
more cast and BAM but this time i set the hook good .

i caught a 20 inch and 2 lb. 15 oz. walleye
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the walleye was released as i release all fish caught

sunday i only caught a walleye under 12 inches and less than 1 lb.

thanks for your time
mark b

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Post Posted: 11:04am - May 10,10 
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Nice eye. I think I might have released that one to the grease. Looks like the perfect eating size.

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Post Posted: 11:32am - May 10,10 
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Tom wrote:
Nice eye. I think I might have released that one to the grease. Looks like the perfect eating size.


hello tom,

i haven't had fresh fish like this since i was a kid up in barron county,wis (fish fry at family's friends house)
or at berwyn fishries right by my house here in chicago which closed for good in the 1980's.

also i don't know how to clean fish for eating so i just catch and release every fish.

thanks for your reply and time
mark b

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Post Posted: 11:35am - May 10,10 
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i enjoy your chain reports. keep em coming!

Tom wrote:
Nice eye. I think I might have released that one to the grease. Looks like the perfect eating size.


im pretty sure that eye fell in the protective slot for the chain. c&r only

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Post Posted: 11:41am - May 10,10 
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mplant1 wrote:
i enjoy your chain reports. keep em coming!

Tom wrote:
Nice eye. I think I might have released that one to the grease. Looks like the perfect eating size.


im pretty sure that eye fell in the protective slot for the chain. c&r only



hello mplant1,

i'm out of work right now so i plan on doing an pistakee lake shore report every weekend thru
the end of october maybe longer who knows.

sorry that my reports are only pistakee lake shore reports because i don't own a boat.

thanks for your reply and time
mark b

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Post Posted: 11:58am - May 10,10 
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Here is a video that might help you Mark. The only way you really get good at it is practice, practice, practice. After a long day of fishing and a cooler full of fish to clean, even seasoned veterans still make mistakes on fish.




Give it a try.

Good point Mplant. Thanks for pointing it out. :oops:

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Post Posted: 12:01pm - May 10,10 
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MarkB, good report, nice pics... I might be wrong but I don't think you can't keep a 20" walleye on the chain. Without looking I think you can keep 14" to 18" & then over 24". Only let you know in case you want to cook 1. They are tasty

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Post Posted: 12:35pm - May 10,10 
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Tracker127 wrote:
MarkB, good report, nice pics... I might be wrong but I don't think you can't keep a 20" walleye on the chain. Without looking I think you can keep 14" to 18" & then over 24". Only let you know in case you want to cook 1. They are tasty


hello tracker127,

thanks for your reply and time

i cpwr all fish > catch, photograph, weigh and release for the next person and etc,etc...........

i love just going out fishing and releasing them because that's what i have been doing all of my life.

when i was a kid i thought fishing was stupid until i caught my first northern pike up in barron county,wis
and the rest is history.

my godfather took me up there every summer and went fishing and caught crappie and bluegills
until that northern and i fell in love with this fishing thing.

thanks for all of your time and replies guy its appreciated
mark b

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Post Posted: 05:14pm - May 10,10 
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Tom wrote:
Nice eye. I think I might have released that one to the grease. Looks like the perfect eating size.

I certainly hope you would not have eaten that fish. It was in the "slot limit" for non keepers.

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Post Posted: 08:59pm - May 10,10 
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sorry- I'm a double poster!

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Post Posted: 09:03pm - May 10,10 
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yep. slot info is right on. 14 to 18 is legal, and over 24. I believe you get 3 in the 14 to 18 range, and one over 24; with a total one man bag limit of 3 fish. What I want to know is where on Pistakee is he fishing? Is it private or public access? I work in the area (northeast of McHenry) until the end of the month. Where the fish biting? Because it isn't where I have been lately. PM's accepted, as well as invites (I'll even fillet them for you) :) j/k

Nice report


Too bad you missed the first two state records that spit the hook. Wall mounters if nothing else right? j/k

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Post Posted: 11:36am - May 11,10 
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What I want to know is where on Pistakee is he fishing? Is it private or public access?


hello i8fish2,

its my mom's and stepfather's house at pistakee lake (water front) so its private. > (hope you understand) <

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Post Posted: 07:12pm - May 11,10 
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No prob mark. looks like a great spot. tight lines dude! :)

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Post Posted: 06:47pm - May 12,10 
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Nice report & some quality fish, especially from shore!!

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Post Posted: 09:13pm - May 12,10 
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Chas E. wrote:
Nice report & some quality fish, especially from shore!!


hello chas e,

the pictures above are the same fish.

the first picture is the one i took and the second picture is the one my mom took.

just that my mom said that i should have a picture of the walleye and me.

its the biggest walleye i caught on pistakee lake.

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Post Posted: 03:11pm - May 26,10 
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Post Posted: 11:20am - Jun 15,10 
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Nice slot walleye Mark. Congrats.

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Post Posted: 05:19pm - Feb 8,11 
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hello everyone,

hey esox tracker sorry it took so long to reply to your post but
i lost my internet on june 1.

thanks for your time
mark b

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