Great dive to finish the year.
Starvation was 63 degrees, we lucked out with the weather as it was mostly warm with just a hint on wind, cloud cover and sprinkles.
We were in the water by 11am and dove for 5 hours trying different spots. I had 2 students from my scuba class that burned 2 tanks each while Kelston and I dove our brains out looking for walleye.
4:00pm rolled around and all we had to show was 8 giant carp. They were a tons of fun to shoot but we came for meat to bring home. I had exhausted all of Cory’s hot spots so as the day wound down I decided we need to try one more quick stop–just one more–
At 4 pm I took one last final dive to find a mud bottom again, not what I was looking for. This spot had 2 fishing boats sitting on it all day so I wanted to at least dive it before we pulled the boat.
And sure enough as I lay there disappointed with the terrane a 4 lb walleye circles around me–click –he mine. Kelston jumps out of the boat and starts to work the shallows and I work just out side of him and in less then 40minutes we have 10 walleye up to 8 lbs.
The fish appear to have been waiting in deep water for the sun to set and at 4 pm the sun was just low enough for the walleye to move into shallow water to hunt. They were thick in places and very curious. Schools of 3-6 came in at a time and Kelston found the biggest fish in 3 ft of water.
This was the best beginners opportunity for Walleye I have every seen. My new divers all got fish and crayfish and Kelston got his first limit of walleye Starvation style. We pull the boat out a 7pm just as the last rays of sun set.
It was a 19 hour day by the time we got home – but well worth every minute. We made memories to last a life time and were sorry you all went there to join us.
Maybe next year!!
If you don’t go — you don’t know.
Check out this great write up called “Seeing The Future” about The 2012 Freshwater Nationals at Lake Powell
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Results from the 2012 Freshwater Nationals at Lake Powell. Thanks for everyone who participated and our sponsors!
#1 – Road Dawgz (Mike B & Dennis H)
#2 – Hawaii Salvimar #1 (Hanalei A and Calvin L)
#3 – Mudsuckers (Paul Y & Lucas S)