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jjeling
03-17-2009, 09:09 PM
The Maumee River is known as the premiere walleye fishery in the world. Millions upon millions swim into the river to spawn. It happens right as winter cracks. The first really nice day with somewhat normal water levels produces a feeding frenzy that is unmatched. Today kicked the season off. It was almost 70F here today. The water levels are going down and warming up. They were mostly locals today, but in the next few weeks we will have thousands of people lined up in the river fishing from all around the world. I stayed on the banks and talked to everyone while taking pictures. Would have been out there fishing instead of taking pictures, but I havent bought my license yet.

On a side note, Im trying a new resizing method to try and retain some image sharpness for you guys. Let me know if it works. If not then it is definitely the attachment uploader on the site.

jjeling
03-17-2009, 09:10 PM
Fish on!!

jjeling
03-17-2009, 09:12 PM
As the saying goes......"I'd rather be fishing":goodvibes

jjeling
03-17-2009, 09:15 PM
The last of them for this thread

The last image is titled "disappointment" Fishing for walleyes is a blast. Trying to fight a fish in the current is always difficult. This guy was fighting this fish for nearly 10 minutes. Once he brought it in, is was a measly bottom feeder, and had to be thrown back.


clearly this new resizing method doesnt help. Ill try to upload through flickr or something to get you guys a little better quality.

Michaelaw
03-18-2009, 05:01 PM
I'd love to see a panno of the first two shots. Something about a long line of men fishing in their hip waders strikes me as humorous, most likely because I've never encountered such a sight:) Safe to say I like the first two shots here.

jjeling
03-18-2009, 05:13 PM
Ill give it a shot. Its still early in the season and the water is still high. As the water goes down, more fish enter the river and move upstream, which also means more guys in the water fishing. Ill be sure to get down there a few more times and humor you a little more.

casil403
03-18-2009, 05:45 PM
I really like the first 2 shots as well JJ.
I like how my eye wants to follow the row of fishermen in the river.
Are walleye good eating?
I've only salmon fished with my Dad in BC... used to do it almost every weekend growing up! I really want to get my guy out and teach me fly fishing!

Greg_Nuspel
03-18-2009, 07:20 PM
Canadian fishing (http://transcontinental.pecunia.ca/metafiles/transcontinental/canadian_living/download/belly_boat_hustle.mov)

jjeling
03-18-2009, 07:39 PM
I really like the first 2 shots as well JJ.
I like how my eye wants to follow the row of fishermen in the river.
Are walleye good eating?
I've only salmon fished with my Dad in BC... used to do it almost every weekend growing up! I really want to get my guy out and teach me fly fishing!

Walleye are great eating.

jjeling
03-18-2009, 07:43 PM
Canadian fishing (http://transcontinental.pecunia.ca/metafiles/transcontinental/canadian_living/download/belly_boat_hustle.mov)

haha! Your not going to believe this, but I think those guys were down there thinking about making a sequel to this..........:D:D:D