Winnebago Day 1am
More than 140 boats were inspected, launched, and headed to their fishing spots by 7:30 this morning. Though it is supposed to be a hot day, the humidity is not supposed to be as high as yesterday. Everyone is expecting a beautiful day with lots of nice Lake Winnebago walleye. The teams are hoping that the breeze picks up and gives the the perfect "walleye chop".
Almost everyone I talked to this morning had some excellent prefishing. Trolling small cranks and spinners appears to be the top two methods from those I spoke with. Many commented on how this is the best fishing they have had at the end of June in many years. It appears that the fishery is in excellent shape.
Anglers may run three rods per person, one lure per rod. There is a limit of six fish in the boat with no culling allowed. Once a fish has been put in the livewell, it's there to stay until weigh in. Once there are six fish in the livewell, the team is done and must stop fishing. There will be some very critical decisions that have to be made during the day. Keep the first five legal fish or throw back some in hopes of catching larger ones?
Weigh in will begin at 3:00 at Menominee Park. Stop down and cheer for your favorite teams. Immediately following today's weigh in will be a "Kids Clinic". This is sponsored by the NPAA and the first 50 kids will recieve a free rod/reel combo. Come down, bring the kids, and ask the pros all the questions you have.