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.
If you've got short, stubby fingers and wear reading glasses, any relaxation you would normally derive from fly fishing is completely eliminated when you try to tie on a fly. ~ Jack Ohman, Fear of Fly Fishing, 1988