Article by Peter Olson
We went exploring yesterday with our good friend and NWT pro angler Wade While on Lake Oahe, searching for walleyes just north of the South Dakota border.
The first key to catching fish today was location.
We caught our fish in a twenty four foot shelf adjacent to the main river channel. We didn’t catch any fish shallower or deeper.
The second key was presentation.
We tried all of our standard walleye presentations such as a Buckshot Jig, Jiggin Rapalas, Tumbler Spoons, and jigs under a bobber with little success.
We were marking fish but they just wouldn’t bite, so I started going through my tackle box and decided to use a green whistler jig with a full minnow.
And we started catching fish. Now the bonus presentation was a treble hook with a bright bead with a small spinner of the same color with three tail hook minnows.
We didn’t catch any walleyes on this presentation but caught a lot of catfish in the four to five pound range. This is why it is important to listen to the fish.
When you know they are there, try what you have until they bite. It is the difference between getting skunked and bringing your limit of fish home.