Fished today with a FaceBook friend, Michael. We had an epic day with the walleye. Well epic for me anyway. I don’t normally target walleye so I don’t really have a good handle on what an epic day of walleye fishing looks like for Indiana waters. But from my perspective it was an outstanding day. We caught countless walleye, a few smallmouth bass (not enough for my liking) and some miscellaneous fish (white bass, catfish mostly). Every fish we caught was on Cincy Fisher Blade baits – most on the brand new Olive Shad Blade Bait. I sell baits I use myself. It only makes sense to me to “eat my own dog food” as they say in some industries. We kept the biggest 6 of the day (a single limit) and I took them home to my parents who finally told me to hold off on anymore walleye for a while. The 6 we kept weighed 31.87# on my tournament scales.
The bite was a typical blade bait bite – we yo-yo it off the bottom (only about 12 ” though) and they’d eat it on the fall. I pulled off 4 or 5 big walleye as well. Every fish we caught was a Personal Best for Michael and almost for me as well. The water has been stained for a few weeks and the opaqueness of the painted blade baits made the difference I think. Brass would have worked probably too but they weren’t interested in Michaels “other brand” of blade bait. No not the original Silver Buddy it was a different brand. But I’m not here to trash other great baits. But today – they wanted that Olive Shad Blade bait. It was truly an epic day for us.