Once again, the average walleye size was larger than any of the previous 30+ years on “The Cobham”. Many of the “old” walleye holes came back along with all the new spots found the past few years. Some of the newer members thought we were good guides taking them to the exact spot (old fishing walleye spot) where they caught large walleyes non-stop for several hours, only to boat to a different spot to duplicate the same good fishing again. I never lost one bottom bouncer with 7 days of fishing, but did lose a number of spinners tied to the bottom bouncer, when that thief of a “northern” came by to cut the line.
Once again, all the walleyes, even the 22 inch and above, were really fat, muscled fish with lots of fight that helped them stay down creating quite a fight on a light rod. We all noticed that the walleyes sucked so lightly on the bait that with a heavy rod you couldn’t tell they were stealing the bait. So bringing in a muscled, fighting walleye on a very light rod was fun, along with catching a northern or two, one 37 inch on the very light pole.