Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Heading Out for a Long Weekend of Fishing

My Dodge is loaded with everything but the kitchen sink for a long weekend on the New River. I'm headed out tomorrow for what I hope will be a great weekend of fishing with some old friends. Hopefully , I'll have some good fishing reports to share when I get back or at least a good video of me falling down in the river.

We're trying to catch some Smallmouth Bass and Catfish , but we also want to explore a new fishery that is developing on the river. I'm hearing lots of reports of big Walleye caught trolling in the stretch we'll be fishing on , which was unheard of a few years ago. I found a few Lindy Rigs (where in the heck did those come from?) buried in an old tackle box and I plan to give those a try , along with a few crankbaits that kind of look like they might catch a Walleye. We'll see what happens I guess. Please leave me a comment below if you know of any good trolling lures for Walleye - I need all the help I can get!

In the meantime , check out some of the links to my favorite blogs! There are a lot of great writers on the list and since it's summer , most of the fishing blogs are loaded with reports and fish porn.

There's also a developing story about a 143 pound Blue Catfish caught right here in Virginia that will surely be of interest to all of my fishy followers! Go check it out at Mark T.'s blog for the Roanoke Times.

I hope everyone is able to make the most of this first "official" weekend of summer!


  1. Can't reallly offer much in the way of advice on Walleye, JM. However, I am anticipating your post for when you return. Good luck on the Smallies and the Cats!

  2. Hope it's a great trip. Looking forward to seeing the pics/vids!


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