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Couldn't be prouder if I had caught it!

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My daughter (8) caught her first "big" walleye this weekend. A solid 26.5" 7Lb fish. Very thick and healthy. We CPRed it and even though she really wanted to keep it she let it go.

We were trolling X-raps/Husky Jerks over a rocky point on Pokegama lake just after dark and she hooked up on the first pass. She reeled the fish in alone and after I had to raise the motor up as the fish ran right at it we brought her on board for some Photos and hugs. Not quite a trophy but you couldn't tell her that. Digital pics hopefully will ready soon, (not my digital camera) and my disposeable one has a few pics yet to go. Anyway I had to share the news!

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Very Nice!! Nothing better than a Papa watching their little ones turn into fishing partners!

Good Luck!

Ken

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Good for her!! wish I could catch a walley ony a pound younger then my age ! grin.gif

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NICE! Bet it will not be hard to talk her into going again! Crongrats to the lil fisher girl. Have a good one. Take care and N Joy the Hunt././Jimbo

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That is how to get a little one "hooked" on fishing. Great job to both of you on the "catch". Might have to make more room in the boat more often now!

Tunrevir~

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Can't wait to see the pics! One question, was she using a "snoopy" pole?

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No Snoopy pole, 7' med action with a line counter reel. The snoopy rod we leave to the professionals.

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You gotta show her this thread and how us 'big guys' are so impressed! She'll get a kick out of that!

Good Luck!

Ken

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I can honestly say this "Big Guy" has yet to catch a walleye that big. Congrats to the young-un.

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A solid 26.5" 7Lb fish....Not quite a trophy but you couldn't tell her that.


My biggest walleye is a 26.5" that was just over 6lbs. That is a trophy in my book, especially in MN. Trophy is in the eye of the beholder and your daughter may never catch a walleye that big again and if she does, you know she will always remember it.

Good job dad!! My 2 girls have outfished their old man more than once so I know the pride you have in your daughter.

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That's Awesome!

Teaching CPR is a good way to preserve our fishing in the future. A great lesson that starts with the kids. laugh.gif

Good job,

Corey Bechtold

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Now to me that is the defintion of being a good father!

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