Sunday morning came and the plan was to go fishing about 8 AM. When the rain started to fall, the plans were unclear. At 9 AM the weather eased and I left about 20 minutes later for the fishing club. It is 5 minutes from home, can't get much more convenient. My son, Brad, and I grabbed a couple of rods from the Suburban and let the lures fly. A BPS Egg was on mine and Brad had a Berkely Power sandworm. These baits proved fruitless as we walked around one side of the lake. Crankbaits were the next choice, including a Rattletrap and a Rapala with the same results. I grabbed a 1/2 oz. black and blue spinnerbait and started to throw it into deeper water. The water is pretty clear and the rain started to fall as we moved down the west shoreline where the depth is about 12' within 15' of shore. I cast out about as far as possible and let the bait sink for about a 5 count then reeled and then WHAM. It felt like a nice bass nailed it, but there was not much of a fight. It was a good sized panfish, I am not sure what kind. Figuring this is a bait to catch some fish with I kept on throwing it to the same area. A few casts later the bait was slammed so hard I thought I had my 5 pounder. The fight was on! This fish was deep and wanted no part of a rainy Sunday! I got him up to a point where I saw a flash and then down he went! The pull sure had my excitement level going. He finally started to ease up on the fight and to my surprise a good sized Walleye surfaced. I have caught a few Walleye before with out ever having a fight like this. We left soon after. These were the only 2 fish caught on this rainy Sunday.

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Darkstar72 replied the topic: #10138 22 Sep 2013 04:46
Great Catching Bgkid!!!!

Switching up presentation is the name of the game. Changing lures until you found what they wanted was the ticket.

Great write up and congratulations on the Catch of the Day!!
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CSimon2 replied the topic: #10137 21 Sep 2013 22:40
Great job Bgkid! That sure is a nice walleye!
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wilks19 replied the topic: #10102 17 Sep 2013 22:45
Nice job bgkid. Great write up and beautiful eye!
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DuPage Angler replied the topic: #10099 17 Sep 2013 22:23
Very nice bgkid! Looks like you need to teach Marty how to catch eyes!