Weedless spinner rigs allow anglers to troll softballs above weed tops and along edges, efficiently covering water to locate active biters while using speed, flash, vibration and action to trigger strikes.
Photo by Bill Lindner The onset of warm summer weather heralds not only comfortable temperatures for boaters and outdoor lovers, but a similar burst of activity beneath the waves as fish of all species begin exhibiting traditional summer behavior in earnest. Walleye Walleyes set up on midlake structures, where classic livebait rigging [Read more…]
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.
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…]
Walleyes using the deeper portions of weed flats respond to both vertical jigging and casting crankbaits. Try both simultaneously to determine which works best.
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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