WALLEYE

Planer Board Tweak For Fewer “Cigar” Walleyes

By Jim Edlund   Lake Erie walleye guide Captain Ross Robertson begins our discussion with an interesting statement: “Chaos causes intervention.”   He’s not talking about drug-addled celebrities or deceitful politicians (although we did discuss the latter)…...

Jig and Minnow Fishing for Spring Walleyes

Jig and minnow is a sure bets for walleyes in spring. Some jig styles work better for casting, while others excel for vertical jigging. Know the difference to get bit! During the springtime a good population of walleyes are in two to ten feet of water and a great way...

Simple Strategies for Catching Walleye on “Bad” Lakes

Let's face it — not all walleye lakes are created equal! Some are blessed with thick, mile-long schools of gravel lizards, while others are spartan to say the least. Unfortunately, not everyone gets to fish on the top walleye factories every day. That's why we made...

Walleye Spring Crankin’ Shallow Rocks

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.

Weed Walleyes: Everything You Wanted to Know

If you aren't targeting weed walleyes, you are missing out. Historically, summer walleyes have been pigeon-holed as deep-water fish, the majority of anglers fishing the first major break line and deeper. Walleyes can be found shallow (15 feet and under) much of the...

Stop Losing Jigging Raps In Snaggy Areas

When the fish are biting Jigging Raps, it can be tough to put them down — even when you're loosing them left-and-right in snaggy areas. Unless you have some DEEP pockets, it can pays to make this quick modification to your lure to avoid losing them. Thanks to Brad...

The Walleye-Mayfly Connection

While April showers bring May flowers, names can be deceiving. Mayfly, for example, are usually most abundant throughout the northern states in June & July, and often play a key role in early summer walleye fishing. At the leading edge of summer, schools of tiny...

Springtime Hair Jigs Walleye

When you are fishing on these real clear water lakes like we have up here in Northern Minnesota, springtime hair jigs can be an absolute killer for walleyes. However, they also work great for largemouth and smallmouth bass, northern pike, panfish. New this year to the...

Spring Walleye Location – Mapping & Side Imaging

Electronics are a huge factor in determining spring walleye location. One of Al Lindner's favorite mapping features on his Humminbird unit is "depth highlight". It's really useful in a number of situations, especially when he's chasing down weed walleyes. For example,...

Negative Walleyes? — Brad Hawthorne’s Best Answer

What do you do when the walleyes stop biting? What's your go-to technique for tempting/triggering negative walleyes? Well-known fishing guide Brad Hawthorne shares his favorite tactic in these situations. Thumbnail photo via Matt Addington
Weed Walleyes

Weed Walleyes

  There is a population of shallow water weed walleyes that often gets overlooked by anglers, because of the simple fact that most anglers aren't confident in targeting them. It's one of those things where there is a multitude of different tactics and approaches...

Walleye Jig Questions with Joel Nelson

Walleye Jig Questions with Joel Nelson

One of the most popular baits used throughout the year would have to a jig. Jigs come in many styles, colors, and sizes. Joel Nelson helps answer some of the question anglers have in regards to the walleye jig. To start off we will discuss jig weight. Jigs are the...

Casting vs Trolling Crankbaits

Casting vs Trolling Crankbaits

Crankbaits are a critical way to catch fish especially predator fish like musky, pike, walleye and bass. Whether you are fishing a river, a natural lake or a reservoir, crankbaits should always have a place in your tackle box. I think a lot of people are often...

Trolling Boards for Walleye

Trolling Boards for Walleye

One of the most effective ways to target mid summer walleyes is by trolling boards over deep water. During the heat of summer walleyes are often scattered across deepwater structure and trolling crankbaits covering is a great way to catch them. This is a method that...

How Long to Stay at a Fishing Spot

How Long to Stay at a Fishing Spot

One dilemma every angler faces is how long to stay at a fishing spot when you are not catching fish. I know that I have struggled with this conundrum myself many times throughout my fishing career. Walleye fishing in particular, I have found myself asking this...

Power Corking Walleye

Power Corking Walleye

During mid summer when walleyes move deep one of the most effective ways to target them is by power corking. Now I have caught a tremendous number of different fish species on floats everything from salmon, trout, walleyes, muskies northern pike, catfish, and panfish....

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