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Monday, 10 November 2014 09:49

Walleyes in the Fort

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Kilroy Walleye Kilroy Walleye Mike Densel

After getting skunked by the walleyes last weekend, I was more than ready to fish in the big city with Mike (fellow YakAngler "Plastic Pirate") & Kyle again this weekend for another chance at 'em.  We met up at 10 a.m., this time with another friend of ours, James.  Mike had told me James was the "Walleye Whisperer" and he was right.  James ended up with 6 or 7 fish while Mike & Kyle each caught 3 or 4 again.  I had one reeled in right up beside my kayak, but it came unhooked right before I could net him.  My frustration level hit a new high at that point as it seems I have a few fish species that simply haunt me, and walleyes were on that list this fall.

As the day wore on, I was starting to think I would be getting skunked again.  The other guys were catching fish from their kayaks and even the local bank fishermen were reeling in walleye after walleye.  Then suddenly the line was tight and a fish was hooked on the white crankbait I was throwing.  Soon enough I had my first walleye from a kayak landed, photos were taken and the fish released unharmed.  Yeah, I know what you're thinking..."He released one of the tastiest freshwater species known to man???"  Yes I did.  The Indiana DNR has an advisory on eating the fish in this river and I'm not much of a risk taker.  The other guys all agreed and the fish caught from kayaks were released all day long.  The local bank fishermen, well, let's just say they were living life on the edge by the looks of the dinner they were going to have.

It was another awesome day on the water with good friends, in a place I am becoming quite fond of, chasing a fish I've learned to admire.  Enjoy the video!

 

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Jameson Olson

Jameson Olson grew up fishing south-central Wisconsin with his wonderful grandparents and his love for being near the water continued when he moved to northeastern Indiana at the age of 16, where he still resides.  During trips to Missouri to visit his dad, Jameson learned how to target largemouth bass and this kind of fishing consumed his time throughout his adult life.  In 2012 he and his wife purchased kayaks and Jameson opted for a fishing style kayak.  On their initial trip to a nearby lake, Jameson caught his first fish from a kayak and has been "hooked" on the sport ever since.  He feels fortunate in that his wife, Ginger, enjoys the sport as well and has become his favorite fishing partner.

As well as being part of the YakAngler Regional Pro Staff, Jameson is also a member of the Jackson Kayak Regional Fishing Team, Bending Branches Pro Staff, Orion Coolers Pro Staff, Wildcat Creek Outfitters Fishing Team, a co-founder of the Indiana Kayak Anglers, and a co-founder of trailinghookjournal.com

Jameson is always happy to help newcomers to the sport of kayak fishing and welcomes anyone in the northeast Indiana area that wants to get together and do some fishing.

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