Our young neighbor Zach says the walleyes on Hillman’s Long Lake bite most frequently through the ice at twilight. They are probably so distracted by the beautiful sunsets that they lose their sense of self-preservation and just decide to nibble those tasty minnows after all.
Steve caught this nineteen-incher a little before sunset, on a tip-up. Not much later than an hour after this fish was swimming in the lake, we were eating walleye for dinner. Very tasty!