Keep in mind that in springtime walleye will take almost any bait or lure, but these need special consideration through the summer months. Guides use a variety of techniques and strategies during this time.
One of the best things about fishing for walleye is that your tackle box can be kept quite simple. When getting ready to head out on the water, make sure you have a combination of Jigs, Lindy and/or Carolina Rigs, Spinner Rigs and Crankbaits.
Plan to carry a variety of jigs in weights from 1/8 to 3/8 ounces in colors like blue, black, chartreuse, and shiny lead. Our expert fishermen prefer the Bait Rigs Odd’Ball stand up jig for most rock and reef applications and the Slo Poke for weed and grass presentations. Good hooks and stand-up or hook-up designs increase hooking percentages and success.
While walleye can be caught using both live bait and artificial bait, we recommend topping your jigs with minnows, leeches, or crawlers, depending on when, where you’re fishing, and current conditions. Be sure to include in your arsenal some plastics such as kalins grubs, flukes, and Berkley Gulp because on many days you are sure to run out of live bait as the action can be so hot.
For the more adventurous, night fishing is often when trophy walleye are caught. However, keep in mind that trolling at night requires care and preparation. Be sure to locate your minnows while it is still bright!
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