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Thursday Was Big Walleye Day on the Big Water of Fort Peck for the Captain
By angelamontana


Jim Johnson from Hi-Country Snack Foods and Denny Peterson from Lincoln had a great day catching big walleye on Thursday, June 30, 2016 while fishing with the Captain.

Peterson hooked a nice 26 inch walleye right away in the morning.  Then the Captain  caught and released a 28-inch walleye right at mid-day at about 12 noon.  In between, they caught 10 nice walleyes in the 18-22 inch range.

“The wind picked up during the day, and it helped the bite as the day went on,” said the Captain.

Pictured above and below are three of the most productive set ups that they used to catch big walleye, and they tipped all three with night crawlers. Slow death hook was the preferred hook with crawlers with their tail pinched off.  Leeches were also effective with a single hook and a red or chartreuse bead.

Water depth of 14-18 feet at 1 mph was the ticket on Thursday.