Dean Marshall began his talk on catching spring walleye on the Mississippi River Monday with a quick geography lesson -- there are 12 miles of river between the Red Wing Lock and Dam and head of Lake Pepin.
So why stack up below the dam with everyone else? The owner of Everts Resort, which is a few miles below the dam and a place where thousands launch boats each year, said fish don't stack up below the dam. They are scattered throughout the 12 miles, he told a few hundred anglers at the annual spring seminar of Walleye Searchers of Minnesota, a Rochester-based angling club.
Even eminent chartered accountants are known, in their capacity as fishermen, blissfully to ignore differences between seven and ten inches, half a pound and two pounds, three fish and a dozen fish. ~ William Sherwood Fox, Silken Lines and Silver Hooks, 1954