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Post Posted: 09:07am - Nov 6,09 
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So here I was on the Fox River last night with SpecialEd. The water was very high, cold, and fast. Ed suggested an area and I was aware of a nice pool there - so we figured it would be a good place to get some fish. I was at the spot first and started to cast in and near the shore. The fish were jumping around me and I was pretty excited at the potential. Once Ed arrived we moved to more wadable spot. In butt deep water I started to cast and about 10-15 minutes into it fish on! Smallie we thought, but as I brought it in was in fact a walleye, my first walleye and he was an easy 15 inches.

I reeled in the fish and took my time to grab him. I went into my front pants pocket (under my waders mind you) to grab my camera. I took the camera out of a zip lock bag, turned it on showed Ed how to use it - all this time with the fish in my hand.

We are ready to take the photo and Ed is saying, no move your hand, hold like this so you can get the fish in the pic. I am not exactly sure how he needed me to hold to hold it. "That'll work" he says, and the fish and I are in the lens, I see the little light go on with that minor delay my cam gets before the shot and all of a sudden I get my pic with my first walleye.


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1/16 th jig with a Berkeley gulp alive 4 inch minnow.

To say the least we laughed pretty hard at the picture, maybe Ed laughed a little harder than I since captured such a ridiculous look on my face.

It was the only fish caught on the Fox that night from us. Still nice to get out and the lack of wind made it comfortable.

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Post Posted: 09:14am - Nov 6,09 
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If this doesn't bring back the "Picture of the Week", I don't know what will. :D

Nice catch. Great pic!

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Post Posted: 09:35am - Nov 6,09 
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Good stuff :D

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Post Posted: 02:58pm - Nov 6,09 
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Thanks for the good times report. I vote pic of the week hands down.

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Post Posted: 03:35pm - Nov 6,09 
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great pic!!! The look on your face is PRICELESS!!!!

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Post Posted: 03:35pm - Nov 6,09 
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Thanks. It's classic. There no denying the humility of it. I think Ed scared him.....

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Post Posted: 03:39pm - Nov 6,09 
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I remember the first time I held a fish. :lol:

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Post Posted: 04:02pm - Nov 6,09 
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I'm a pro photographer and have to say, "That pic is fabulous!" Great timing! :D

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Post Posted: 04:54pm - Nov 6,09 
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:D

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Post Posted: 08:01pm - Nov 6,09 
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:hmmmm you caught all of us in that picture, nice job. :wink:

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Post Posted: 08:12pm - Nov 6,09 
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:lol: Been there before... Just not caught on film. Nice fish anyway. I'll have to experiment with that "Ice cream cone hold technique", next time... 8)~

P.S... At least you didn't catch that painful dorsal stinger in the finger. Kinda like the blood test pokes, when you were a kid. (Hated them. :shock: )

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Post Posted: 12:07am - Nov 7,09 
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This is how you are supposed to hold a walleye:


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Post Posted: 06:03am - Nov 7,09 
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Yep- a classic! I had to look twice- thought it was an eel first time. :lol:

Actually probably looked like my expression when I let a nice fat brown drop thru the rocks this year at Waukegan- and he was in my net-

P.S.- Vard's fish don't count- they are done dead!

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Post Posted: 07:39am - Nov 7,09 
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:rotflmao :rotflmao

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Post Posted: 08:24am - Nov 7,09 
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Tom wrote:
I remember the first time I held a fish. :lol:



Tom, coffee all over the keyboard and monitor. :lol:

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