Weathermen say it was the hottest weekend in more than 30 years in many parts of Kansas.
Gardens died, lawns wilted and many people stayed indoors all weekend.
And a friend and I enjoyed some great angling.While many were stuck inside complaining about the heat Sherry Chisenhall spent a few hours fishing at a local lake where she caught these nice-sized walleye.The fish were walleye, some stretching to nearly two-feet in length. As fat as feedlot steers they produced fillets as thick as $20 ribeyes.
Kathy and I feasted on my share Sunday noon.
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Do you have any idea how good those walleye fillets tasted grilled with onions, sweet peppers, green beans, squash and tomatoes fresh from the garden with a few store-bought mushrooms thrown in?
No matter what you’re thinking those fresh fillets tasted even better.
The goal Saturday was to scratch “catch a walleye” off Sherry Chisenhall’s bucket list. Sherry’s The Eagle’s editor. She’s also a lover of the outdoors. She’s an accomplished birder and we’ve had some good evenings fishing for bass.
Her best bass is about six pounds. A few weeks ago she caught about fifty bass one evening, with two weighing more than four pounds.
Saturday morning we fished with a friend who helped us catch some of the nicest walleyes I’ve seen in many years.
It was a lake not far from Wichita
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…did I mention how incredible those thick, sweet, fresh walleye fillets tasted?