Fall is a great time of year for fishing big minnows. Walleyes are out on the prowl this time of year, looking for a large, juicy meal, and minnows fill that role perfectly. Whether you’re employing big chubs or retails, it’s important that you’re hooking them in a way that isn’t killing the bait. Instead of threading the hook up through the middle of the head, have it come out through the nostril. This will keep the bait alive and kicking. There’s no need to impart action into you’re bait when you have a lively minnow on the other end, driving the walleyes crazy!


In this video, Tony Roach (Roach’s Guide Service) demonstrates how to properly rig big minnows for fall walleye success.