New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Our Outdoors: On A Break


April 26, 2021

Simonson Photo

The author and his friend Kevin Thomas of Bismarck, pictured with a 21-inch walleye from the cold April outing, found themselves on a school of fish holding along a shift in the river bottom last week.

Dragging my jig over the subtle pull of the shifting river bottom, I felt a dead weight sensation and lifted the rod tip to see the slight bend confirm what my cold and glove-covered hands could barely detect. I completed the raise with all due haste, and the point of the hook on my parrot-colored jig found its place in the upper jaw of the walleye at the other end. Soon the splashing, flippin...

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