Wild Walleye: Minnesota Starts Fishing

Stickie NoteApparently, people will be up late tonight…not because a movie is premiering, not because they’re getting lucky, but because they are catching a fish.  And no, that’s not a euphemism.

I’m told that offices will be near empty tomorrow.  I’ll believe that when I see it.  I love it when offices are empty even when I don’t have many responsibilities in them and yet they never seem to be very empty when I expect them to be that way.

But, as I research this topic on the internet, because I’m a nerd, I am amazed at the resources available.

Paul tells me that the reason people will be on lakes tonight is because the walleye run (is that the right term?) at night.  They are nocturnal creatures who feed at night like vampires (not the sparkly kind).  OK, I’m sure they eat bugs and not other fish, but you get the drift.

So, I’m still wondering…what’s the big deal about walleye?  I’ve seen it on just about every menu (except fast food) here in Minnesota.  And apparently it’s the state fish of Minnesota.  Also, two cities claim to be the “Walleye Capital of the World.”  I’m not sure how one would measure such a designation, but each town has a giant fish statue, so you know I want to see at least one of those suckers.

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