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Spring time!  Oh spring time.  A time of renewed life; when nature comes alive with new births and gigantic walleyes looking to spawn and produce the next generation of lake predators.  If you are a true trophy hunter and your goal is to land a walleye that is ten plus pounds, now is the time.  As soon as the ice leaves the lakes you should have a rod in hand and a stick bait hitting the water at dark.  Walleyes are staging for spawn and they are prowling at night for an easy meal.  Thousands of walleyes in natural lakes are moving into river systems and preparing to spawn.  Reservoir walleyes are setting up on damns and rip rap looking for the best area.  In systems such as Pueblo Reservoir the west half of the lake moving closer to the inlet of the Arkansas River is full of fish.  Big fish!

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Spring is here and I'm getting ready to go pitch crank baits up on the dam for those early season night walleye or smallmouth. I know I will be fishing the rocks so I'm trying my best to figure out what fishing line I should spool on to give me the best chance to bag a spring time walleye or smallmouth without worrying about my line in those rocks. I read the earlier post about an all-purpose line and I've spooled my favorite spinning reel up with Berkley 6 lb. XL.  Am I good with that line or is something better? Let's talk rocks. Rocks, like those around a dam, can be a tricky area but can be well worth snagging aggravation. Rocks hold fish at different times of the year but those annoying rocks will not only snag you up and cause fits they can also cost you some cash on lost tackle.  Well I'm here to tell you there is no guarantee with any line to keep you from getting snagged and losing your tackle but there is one choice that will help minimize you breaking off and is still responsive and sensitive enough for your tackle you're throwing.   If I had to really nail it down I would say Berkley Fireline is my favorite. I always choose the 10lb / 4lb diameter in crystal.  This line is exceptional if there is a bit of timber in the area and works well in a rocky area. This line is categorized as a super line and here's why it is my go to line:

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It was a warm late June evening in Pueblo, Colorado!  The year is not super important but let’s just say The Six Million Dollar Man and Baretta were popular T.V. shows at the time.  The young couple was Saginaw, Michigan natives in a delivery room at St. Mary Corwin Hospital and around 7 pm a legend was born.  I came out with a spinning rod in my hand.  Don’t picture it; it was dicey for a bit!  I was born to a bait chucking, bell sinker using Michigan breed sportsman (pictured above).  He was cut from the same cloth as legends like Al Linder.  We had fish every night for dinner growing up because my old man was a fisherman.

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