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.
FIshing shallow, dirty-water lakes for walleyes is a lot like bass fishing. Subtle depth changes, cover, and variations in bottom content attract and hold walleyes in distinct areas.
Postspawn walleyes often linger atop shallow flats, relating to rocks and developing weedgrowth. Casting jigs tipped with softballs can be deadly.
Al Lindner’s prediction for the Walleye Opener, based on past experience: If you’re not catching fish, you may be fishing too deep! Try casting jigs and softbait combos or jigs tipped with minnows across shallow flats with cover.
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