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Old 07-19-2014, 11:08 AM
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29 inches - 17 inch girth . . .


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Old 07-19-2014, 12:27 PM
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Nice fish.. you keep it? If yes was the stomach full of trout?
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Old 07-19-2014, 02:10 PM
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Nice 'eyes. I'd like to catch a mess of those one day.....not that I feel they should be stocked in NH beyond their current locations. But I'd love to fish the lower CT some time for walleye, just to do it. Never caught one.
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Old 07-19-2014, 02:31 PM
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Nice stuff there!
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Old 07-19-2014, 06:29 PM
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Nice fish.. you keep it? If yes was the stomach full of trout?
LOL! Good one Rich. It's stomach was empty actually when I filleted it. I always check them. Never found a trout in one before but that's because trout make up about 1% of the fish population where I fish 'em. Perch on the other hand . . . that's the main forage base for them.

Felt kinda bad almost for keeping it. A walleye that big is probably between 15-20 years old and definitely female. I had one mounted a few years back that wasn't quite this big. The one in the pics is in my freezer - in SEVERAL packages. I plan to eat it in small doses over time so as not to turn into a thermometer.
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Old 07-19-2014, 06:30 PM
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Nice 'eyes. I'd like to catch a mess of those one day.....not that I feel they should be stocked in NH beyond their current locations. But I'd love to fish the lower CT some time for walleye, just to do it. Never caught one.

You should come w/me! I lived next to the CT. for ten years and used to fish it all the time. Their challenging to catch if only because locating them is difficult at times and they can be finicky and subtle biters. They don't fight as hard as a smallmouth that's for sure - except for the one in the pics . . . biggest fight from a fish I've had in a few years.
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Old 05-11-2015, 05:49 AM
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I used to catch them in the CT in the Walpole area years ago, well before I returned to fly-fishing (on spinning rod and crank-bait). The fish I caught were on the small side for filleting (around 18") and I didn't want to deal with the bones, so I released them. I recall it being like reeling in a log, not much fight. Of course, with 10-pound mono line you didn't have to play them very skillfully.

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Old 06-19-2015, 07:02 AM
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Are any places at all where you can fish from shore on the Ct where walleyes are?
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Old 06-19-2015, 07:41 AM
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Nice catch ! You can store a couple of those packages in my freezer brudda.
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Old 06-19-2015, 11:07 AM
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I plan to eat it in small doses over time so as not to turn into a thermometer.
Sadly, Mercury is a bioaccumulant, so no matter how long you space out those doses the end effect is still the same...

On a brighter side...I'm at peace knowing that will be payback for my children's burdensome youth.
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