As the water warms, speed up your jigging presentations using aggressive jigging shallow walleyes tactics, imparting erratic motions that trigger strikes rather than tempt bites.
Aggressive Jigging Shallow Walleyes
Fishing for walleyes in shallow water can be a rewarding experience, but it requires the right technique. In this article, we’ll discuss the technique of aggressive jigging for shallow walleyes, and how to use GPS technology to identify the best locations.
Location is Key
Location is key when fishing for walleyes, and shallow water walleyes are no exception. According to fishing expert James Lindner, “We’re fishing for really shallow water walleyes and what we’re fishing is a big reef system. The top of this reef is relatively shallow, but around the edge or the perimeter of this reef are really big boulders that transitions into like sand in the while eyes we’re catching that ELLs really drillin is actually holding along these bolder and bolder transitions.”
GPS technology can be a great tool for identifying the best locations for shallow water walleyes. Lindner explains, “That’s what’s so nice about these GPS technology that you could really identify those really really critical locations. This particular unit has an Blake masters chip in there in the accuracy of this unit is absolutely amazing. It’s foot by foot contours and you can really identify exactly where those fish are positioned.”
Aggressive Bait Presentation
When fishing for shallow water walleyes, it’s important to use an aggressive bait presentation. James says, “Many fishermen had the tendency to fish finesse and what I mean by finesse is slow and very very subtle. The way we’re fishing these baits were letting it sink down to the bottom and you’re ripping the bait up off the bottom letting it fall again let it hit the bottom and we’re actually jacking the bait up and it shoots off the bottom really quickly and that’s really what triggering these fish in the biting.”
Pop jigging is a great technique for shallow water walleyes. Al Lindner explains, “Today we’re pop jigging with VMC hot skirts jigs. As a general rule during these peak periods you have a lot of aggressive fish we’re higher speed presentations come in and play for these shallow water situations.”
In addition to pop jigging, fan casting crank baits like shad wraps and suspending minnow baits like X wraps are good options when fishing over boulders.
Aggressive jigging is a great technique for shallow water walleyes, and GPS technology can be a great tool for identifying the best locations. Fan casting crank baits and suspending minnow baits are also good options when fishing over boulders. With the right technique and the right tools, fishing for shallow water walleyes can be a rewarding experience.