One major note of fishing this mild winter has been good walleye catches from area rivers, typified by the 10.5-pound walleye Dan Davis caught from the Kankakee River.
The Manteno man was fishing a green No. 7 Rapala on Feb. 8 just after dark around Kankakee. Davis caught double-digit walleyes, most released, this winter from the Kankakee, according to Robert Themer of the Daily Journal.
Kankakee guru Ed Mullady called it the ``catch of the year for Kankakee River walleye.''
The Kankakee is not alone in good catches of walleye this winter. I think the mild winter contributed, but many rivers gave up good walleye over the past couple months.
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