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The changing colours of leaves, cool nights, and the smell of autumn in the air signal that one of the best walleye bites of the year is underway. Yet, many outdoors enthusiasts have packed away their rods and exchanged them for guns or bows. Why switch entirely? Combining hunting with fall walleye fishing makes for great surf-and-turf trips.
Here are some reliable tactics for catching summertime walleye when the temperature soars and fishing might otherwise be tough.
‘Eyes got you stumped? There are plenty of ways to catch walleye in spring and summer. These potent presentations and tricks will help them bite.
At least once every winter, a dead-stick rod saves my bacon and catches walleye uninterested in biting jigging lures. While soaking a minnow is a simple finesse approach, paying attention to details will boost success. Here is a rundown of the method.
Initial trawling assessment results for 2019’s walleye hatch are the second highest on record, confirming Lake Erie’s continuing walleye abundance.
He tied on a jig and a yellow plastic twister-tail grub, and impaled a leech on the hook. His presentation was basic. He'd pitch the jig into a gap between pads and reel it back with only a slight swimming movement. His first fish was a 12-inch (30.5 cm) perch. My fashion defying partner threw it in the livewell and was soon back at it.
If you find yourself tripping over the terms walleye, sauger, pickerel, and pike, you’re not alone. For starters, here in Ontario we interchange...
Big on the bass scene, swing jigs can be just as good for walleye. Here are some of their advantages, along with a few proven presentations for ‘eyes.
Casting jerkbaits for walleye wasn’t part of my game plan, but often anglers are forced to change when walleye are the target. So I jerked walleye.
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