Some truths hurt more than others.
I can deal with the fact that I’ll never be rich and/or famous and that I’ll never drive a Ferrari.
But it hurts to know I’ll never be as good at fishing as Haley Bartenfield, a six-year-old little cutie from Chatsworth, GA.
Haley took her dad fishing on Carters Lake recently.
One of them caught a 4.5 pound walleye.
Pound-for-pound and inch-for-inch, that would be like me catching a 240-pound, four-foot-long bass … and just about as likely.
Congratulations, Haley! You are my hero.
According to reliable sources, there are many walleye pike in Carters Lake and Lake Allatoona.
If you cannot fish any better than I can, this description will be as close as we’ll ever get to one:
The walleye is a torpedo-shaped fish ranging from dark olive-brown to yellowish gold, with brassy-flecked sides and a dark splotch at the rear of a spiny dorsal fin.
Walleye have two separate dorsal fins and the lower lobe of the tail is tipped with white.
The large, glassy eyes of walleyes reflect light at night; the effect can be quite spooky.
If only there were a button to click to help us fish as well as Haley.
At least there are a few good tips on the Walleye Blog.
Click on the link below to learn a few.