Once again, it was a great weekend in Bay City, Michigan for some walleye fishing thanks to the Saginaw Bay Walleye Club and their Spring Fling tourney that they hold every year. Got up there Thursday night and settled in before starting to pre-fish on Friday. With the weather predictions we knew it was going to be a day in the river.
The weather predictions held true and we were blown off the river before noon by winds gusting up to 50 miles per hour. Fortunately for us, we caught some nice fish under a couple of the bridges before that happened, with the best results being under the Veterans Bridge, but we also caught a few under the Independence Bridge.
Saturday was tourney day and we ground out a fifth place finish trolling a combination of crankbaits and crawler harnesses. Eight came on the cranks, seven of which came on Rapala DHJ-12’s, and then three came on crawler harnesses running in the bottom of the water column. Personal first happened during the tourney, I caught my first tagged walleye on Saginaw Bay. Kind of cool I must say, now I know what the big deal is when my friends get a tagged duck.