What a Walleye!

I was actually fishing for salmon!

This was caught last week off Coon island. It weighed in at 18 lbs. 35 1/2 inches long.

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Notaposer says ... on Monday, May 31 at 11:55 AM

Once again this state shows that it has no CLUE what they are missing out on. Complete, 100% ignorance, just because Daddy took you out on a charter for a few rainbow and trout, and forced it down your throat, you now think that trout rule...

mtwalleye says ... on Saturday, May 29 at 7:26 PM

of course walleye chase stick baits, and other enticements that you put in their face, but real bait runs away. So your fantasy that walleye eat all your precious salmonids is bull. Deep fat fried walleye fillets, yuuuuuummmmmmmmm

musgroves4 says ... on Monday, May 24 at 6:09 PM

Awesome fish! Now that's something to be proud of. Best eating fish around. Good job!

burlison says ... on Wednesday, May 19 at 12:26 PM

jumpsinpuddles, That is a very nice walleye!! Thanks for sharing!! BTW, the dumb Alaska comments are from people "from" Alaska, not from Alaskans. Don't worry, I know. The wording gives you away. Minnesota comments were valid :)

metalfisher76 says ... on Saturday, May 8 at 3:59 PM

KDB is not too bright. He thinks he is cool cause he thinks hes in Alaska.

goosehunter says ... on Saturday, May 8 at 8:54 AM

salmon and steelhead are trash fish compared to walleye when it comes to eating. You don't have to smoke or kipper them to make them fit to eat. they do taste good prepared that way as well.

doctorfisher says ... on Friday, May 7 at 4:49 PM

Walleye are far better table fair than salmon. I don't pass up on good steelhead or salmon, but walleye are superior. I have salmon and steelhead in the freezer, but my walleye never make it that far.

Anonymous says ... on Friday, May 7 at 2:37 PM

Nice Walleye!!

Worsley says ... on Friday, May 7 at 7:45 AM

That one's about a pound and a half off the state record, heckuva' fish. And 'eye's are truly outstanding table fare. They're probably my favorite eating fisn.

whatadork! says ... on Friday, May 7 at 6:44 AM

Ya need to get out an fish Kevinsdriftboat! Ak has "garbage" fish... runnin out of prized salmon up there. Maybe ya need to get one of those massive willamette river steelhead!

Anonymous says ... on Friday, May 7 at 3:21 AM

that is a great looking fish biggest ive ever seen for walleye. i have never had the chance to taste walleye before but i heard its one of the best tasting fish around.

ksshadowfax99 says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 8:55 PM

Nice Fish!!

Anonymous says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 8:51 PM

would rather eat a pink !!!

anonymous says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 3:17 PM

Best eating fish on in the water. I will take a walleye over a slimy salmon any day. I have caught plenty in the same area, poor mans lobster. No fighting the salmon crowds where everybody thinks they own the river.

nodak says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 12:38 PM

Of coarse walleye eat everything ! that is why when they introduced Salmon and Steelhead from HERE into the great lakes (which has the largest population of walleye in the world) they did so well, the great lakes now has better s/s fishing then we do

Anonymous says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 12:03 PM

I agree, we catch Walleye on minnow like lures such as Rapala's and Rebel's.... they have a real taste for a '6 inch Rainbow cripple tail' fished deep and slow in the rip rap along the rivers edge (where smolts like to rest). They also hit spinners.

Realist says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 8:44 AM

Sorry but the Walleye eats any/everything that's "shiny" and outmigrating!!! We should ship them all back to those lakes that they came from. Gross

Cracker box says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 7:55 AM

The only salmon and steelhead smolts walleye eat are the ones on the bottom of the river dying , stunned , injured and aren't goin to make it anyway. Big walleye like that are not good eating and are cntaminated from that water body!

Anonymous says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 6:04 AM

You could put a fish like that in KevinsDriftboat's bathtub and he still wouldnt be able to catch it. I've seen him fish, pure commedy.

Yuck says ... on Thursday, May 6 at 2:39 AM

I wouldn't eat that thing. If it had come from a lake in Minnesota maybe but definitely not from where this one came from. Better make an appointment to see an Oncologist after eating that toxic fish.

ywg says ... on Wednesday, May 5 at 9:56 PM

i'd rather catch pinks!

Bob says ... on Wednesday, May 5 at 8:30 PM

Absolutely not. You should keep it just for that reason. And yes you have garbage fish in Alaska

kevinsdriftboat says ... on Wednesday, May 5 at 2:04 PM

No garbage fish like that up here in Alaska, you should have released it to feed on salmon & steelhead smolts.

Kevinsdriftboat says ... on Wednesday, May 5 at 2:03 PM

No garbage fish like that up here in Alaska, you should have released it to feed on salmon and steelhead smolts.

Lee says ... on Tuesday, May 4 at 8:04 PM

dinner time

Anonymous says ... on Tuesday, May 4 at 6:19 PM

I wish I could change my type that small, then nobody would be bothered by my bs.

fisherofmen says ... on Tuesday, May 4 at 5:48 PM

of course it's a walleye...just like the picture caption says. i just figured if someone was going to ask a question without reading the caption, then an equally dumb answer was in order.

Walleyeguy says ... on Tuesday, May 4 at 5:14 PM

It is a Walleye, a member of the perch family

fisherofmen says ... on Tuesday, May 4 at 4:03 PM

it's a lamprey

Anonymous says ... on Tuesday, May 4 at 3:54 PM

what is it?

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