I was going through my outdoor pictures and noticed this one:
Sometimes they don't like being held. And the camera guy often takes, seemingly, forever to take the pictures. You can feel a fish "winding up" before it moves, btw.
I've caught about a dozen 24" or longer walleyes despite never fishing for them. The one pictured looks like about 28". I caught a 31" walleye a day, or so, later.
Great lakes fish are not colored very prettily.