Walleye

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As pre-summer conditions build to a feeding peak, walleyes begin schooling and feeding on newly-hatched insects and baitfish reaching edible size. Water temperatures in the mid-60ºs F are great for jigging, rigging and cranking.

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Al Lindner - Snap Jigging Walleyes

Jigging for walleyes has traditionally been a slow, subtle, meticulous affair. Keep your line as short and vertical as possible to maximize feel and control. Use short, gentle, up-down strokes of the rod tip to alternately lift the jig a few inches, then let it fall back on a semi-taut line until it touches bottom. [Read more…]

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Walleyes using the deeper portions of weed flats respond to both vertical jigging and casting crankbaits. Try both simultaneously to determine which works best.

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GPS mapping technology provides quick and accurate clues for locating walleyes on a seasonal basis. Follow fish in transition from postpawn to summer areas by examining your onscreen map and anticipating walleye movements.

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Onscreen mapping and side imaging reveal subtle fish attractors along and atop shallow structures. Key walleye spots become obvious once you learn to interpret your electronics.

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MinnKota’s iPilot system, in sync with Humminbird electronics and LakeMaster mapping chips, allows precise GPS-based navigation and boat control. Press a few buttons, and your electric motor essentially steers your boat right where you want it to go!

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When walleyes are scattered across shallow rocks and weeds, nothing beats a crankbait presentation for covering water and triggering strikes. The old reliable Rapala Shad Rap excels when fish prefer a subtler lure action.

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