If you’ve read my past blog posts, you may remember the walleye of my lifetime – the 15.2 pound walleye caught in 2009 with some friends in Picton, Ontario. Click the link if you would like to read the blog post:
This is her, an unbelievable fish and a great day on the water that I will never forget thanks to Mike, Warren and Colin. After catching the fish, my dad talked about getting it replicated, but I knew that it may be costly and I never expected such a gift from anyone.
When my dad called me back to tell me we were picking up “the fish”, I immediately knew what he was talking about and I couldn’t believe it!!!! We are both stubborn and I wanted him to go fishing with me, and he wanted me to go to Toronto with him and this was why. My parents are the type that always have a surprise up their sleeves, so I really should have known. I love the fact that it was a surprise though, because I just love the unexpected. It’s much more special. So the Bass Pro Shop was a cover up, and we really went to Advanced Taxidermy and Wildlife Design (and to Bass Pro afterwards of course).
So here I am, holding the replica of the ‘eye of my life a few minutes after picking her up. I think I smiled the whole way home! I felt like I was bringing a baby home from the hospital for the first time, haha!