After a brief but successful ice fishing season, we are now looking forward to open water fishing.

The Libertyville Fishing Club held its 4th of 18 outings for 2018 at the Fox River walleye run in DePere, Wisconsin March 24-25.
11 members and 1 guest fished in windy, cold conditions, but at least we didn't get rained on like last year.  
We scored 49 walleyes and 4 whitefish for points during the outing hours, which was much better than last year when we boated 23 walleyes and 2 whitefish.  However, the bite was tough.  Jigs and minnows were the most effective, with most fish hitting very lightly.  Average size was around 17-20 inches.  

Brian Wilson got a 26 incher while prefishing
Friday. Guest Ryan Nowakowski and Jeff Sannes caught twin 21 1/2 inchers during the outing hours to split the big fish prize.

It sure feels good to get back in the boats and land some nice fish.