Russ Havlik Shows off Giant Walleye caught at Lake MacBride!

Our friend and client, Russ Havlik, from Cedar Rapids, IA, likes to take Wednesdays off from his auto repair business in Cedar Rapids and head down to Lake MacBride. He shared this nice pic with me last year after catching this huge walleye casting his favorite number seven Rapala Shad Rap! Russ also fishes Leech Lake and Lake Kabetogoma in Minnesota each year. Wishing you a successful 2010 fishing season, my friend! Spike

  4 comments for “Russ Havlik Shows off Giant Walleye caught at Lake MacBride!

  1. Fin & Fur Taxidermy - Jame
    April 20, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    Congrats. I have been trying for 15 years to catch a 10lb. I have had the piece of driftwood saved for so long it has decayed. I to fish McBride for walleyes often. I have caught many “eater size”, but no monsters….yet!

  2. Fin & Fur Taxidermy - James Hall
    April 20, 2010 at 10:41 am

    Congrats. I have been trying for 15 years to catch a 10lb. I have had the piece of driftwood saved for so long it has decayed. I to fish McBride for walleyes often. I have caught many “eater size”, but no monsters….yet!

  3. April 20, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    The majority of walleyes I see caught at McBride are done by vertical jigging. That isn’t to say that trolling a Shad Rap won’t entice them once in a while but for the most part McBride walleyes tend to be pretty shy. Drifting slip bobbers baited with minnows over roc piles seems to work, too.

  4. April 20, 2010 at 10:59 am

    The majority of walleyes I see caught at McBride are done by vertical jigging. That isn’t to say that trolling a Shad Rap won’t entice them once in a while but for the most part McBride walleyes tend to be pretty shy. Drifting slip bobbers baited with minnows over roc piles seems to work, too.

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