Yes, indeed, Idaho has Walleye fishing. Now one doesn’t normally think of Idaho and excellent Walleye fishing in the same thought. Idaho is a cold water mecca, right? Lots of Trout water, Steelhead runs, and Salmon migrations, right? Yes, all of the above statements are true. But, hold on there all you would be adventure seekers in Idaho and beyond. Idaho has some very good warm water fishing also. Bass are becoming more and more popular targets in waters throughout parts of Idaho. There are lifetime trout anglers who are finding great fun and success chasing Smallmouth Bass and Largemouth Bass around in their lakes and streams. We all know what a kick in the pants it is to be on a pond or lake catching a bucket full of Bluegill and Perch. Ahh….. those are the times!
Another fish gaining popularity in Idaho waters, in a few selected places, is the Walleye. The folks who fish Walleye successfully (by the way, that is not me yet!) are an avid group of intense anglers who cherish finding and fishing for Walleye with their favorite jig or other lure or bait. That brings me to what this whole post is leading too.
Let me introduce you to Mike Chupa and his new Idaho State Record Walleye taken just a couple of days ago from a Southern Idaho Reservoir.
That is (17) pounds and (12) more ounces of Walleye. What a great fish. I have to ask you, Mike, is that really your fish or did she catch it and your just getting all the camera time? Just funnin’ with ya’. Just to show you that Mike knows what he is doing look at this photo of the Idaho State Record Walleye and another great Walleye that he caught on the same trip. Now them are some ‘Eyes.