A quick update on the life and times of....well, me.
Been fishing, which is a good thing. The only thing better is to fish with
a Legendary Angler ....and I’ve been doing that, too.
Gary Roach is his name; catching walleyes is his game. He’s been so good at
it he’s known wherever walleyes swim as.....(drumroll, please)....MR.
Gary Roach and I go back about four decades. First time we fished together
we caught....aaah, nothing. I think that’s the last time we caught nothing
Gary and I teamed up for the classic WaveWackers Walleye Tournament on
mighty Mille Lacs. We didn’t win but we caught lots of walleyes
including a 27 incher, which was only one inch shy of legal!
Over the two day tournament, which included strong winds and hours of rain,
Gary and I must have caught 50 walleyes, most of them either too little or
too big to be weighed at Fisherman’s Wharf, the tourney headquarters.
Okay, so we didn’t finish in the money but Mr. Walleye was a winner anyway.
He’s 70 plus in age and still out there beating the walleye chop and hauling
For sure, Gary Roach is Mr. Walleye and there’ll never be another.