Ate a smoked goldeye at work for lunch on Monday, and have one packed for Tuesday. And now want to catch more of them! I went out fishing on Sunday for a bit. The wind was from the east (wind from the east, fish bit the least, wind from the west, fish bite the best). That really works by the way. Anyways, I caught 1 goldeye on a pickeral rig, and decided to head home because the rain picked up. I was driving past the confluence of the Red Deer river and the South Sask river, and noticed how green and clear the South sask side was compared to the dirty red deer. I drove down to spot where there is one of the sharpest bends of the river, within half a mile of the confluence. The seperation of the 2 kinds of water is very blunt and extreme here, and seems to hold a lot of minnows as compared to anywhere else on the river. The backwater there has always been quite amazing, but this year it is insane. I am going to check this place out more. Anyways, I hooked up a slip bobber to a fairly large yellow bucktail jig, and put the largest smelt i had onto it, and cast it into the still backwater near the heavy current. The under tows or eddies pulled my bobber under slowly a few times, and on the 3rd cast i decided to set the hook. I had a fish, and figured it must have been something decent because of the large bait i was using. It was just an average goldeye, but I was shocked that it went after such a large bait. I wish I would have taken a picture, it looked pretty ridiculous.