Frank still has so much to learn about walleye fishin’. The first time I threw one back, I thought he was gonna jump in the water and try to grab it with his bare hands!
He had never heard about walleye catch and release, so I had to explain it.
Sometimes, if the fish is a really big one, the regulations say you gotta take a picture and let it go – but most of the time, we know where the walleye are, and so we catch so darn many of ‘em that we just can’t keep ‘em all!
I told Frank to take special care of the trophy walleye ’cause it helps keep the walleye population goin’. And as much as I love fishin’ ‘em, I sure wanna keep them walleye youngins comin’.
The bigger female walleyes produce a ton of eggs, so it’s important to let the larger fish go if you happen to catch ‘em.