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Big Walleye on Bay of Quinte with NHL Great Owen Nolan: Day 2

Day 2: doubleheader with Scott Walcott.

Ah, walleye fishing! Just when I thought we were about to get blanked yesterday on Ontario’s Bay of Quinte, the fish turned on. Fishing buddy and retired NHLer Owen Nolan and I notched up another two double-headers, and I lost a tank of a fish. Captain Scott Walcott pegged it at at least 13 pounds, judging by the bend in the rod; I have to agree, especially since the dang thing broke my line. No mind, Owen and I had another great day on the water, filming an episode with Nick Pujic and his crew for Owen’s new TV show, Sportsman 360 TV.

And what a shoot it was. Along with the extra camera boat and three cameramen hard at work, we also had a cameraman in a helicopter shooting us for an hour or so in the afternoon. (If you were out on Quinte yesterday, and wondered what the heck was going on, now you know!) Thanks again to Captain Scott from Bay of Quinte Charters and his fellow guide, Jeff Chisholm, for putting us on the fish. In the end yesterday, we boated six beauty walleye, missed three and added a pike for good measure, bringing our two day total to 12 walleye. Can’t complain about that.

Day 2: doubleheader with Scott Walcott.
Day 2: doubleheader with Scott Walcott.
Patrick Walsh

Patrick Walsh

Patrick Walsh is Outdoor Canada's Editor-in-Chief and Brand Manager. He grew up fishing and hunting in Bracebridge, Ontario, where he began his magazine career in 1983 as assistant editor of Muskoka Life magazine. Since then, he has worked for a variety of media, both in Canada and abroad, earning numerous writing and editing awards. In 2005, 2011 and 2012, the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors named him Editor of the Year, while Outdoor Canada was honoured as Magazine of the Year (in the medium circulation category). Walsh has been at the magazine's helm since 2000.