Check out this catch. This nice walleye gets netted just in the nick of time thanks to a quick net (and a bit of luck).
Planer Boards Bonanza
Running planer boards is a hot topic among walleye fanatics like you and me.
I've learned that when running boards, one of the most important things to
consider is the stability of your boards. The boards
should be able to plane smoothly in rough spots, and should
be able to perform well at the slower speeds that are often
used while trolling for walleye.
One of my favorite baits to use when running boards would have to be a
crankbait. I like to go around 2 miles per hour with these.
That's why it is a must that your boards be able to function
flawlessly at slow speeds.
Trolling Crankbaits for Success
Another big topic these days is trolling crankbaits. There is no question that this
method has become extremely popular, but the question that always needs to be considered is,
"when is the best time to employ any fishing method?" The answer almost always depends
on testing out different methods on the water to find what works best for you that day.
In the case of trolling crankbaits, one tip that may be of assistance to you is to try
speed-trolling them during the Summer months when the walleye become more listless. They
are fed very well by their food source in these months, and subsequently aren't as
eager to latch on to a slowly presented live bait as they may be in the Spring or Fall
when their food source is more depleted.
Next time you're out on the water in the Summer, try trolling a crankbait at about 2.5 to 3mph
in an area where you know there are fish, but they aren't biting that day. Let me know
how it goes!
Moon Phase Fishing
Studies indicate that during the 3 days surrounding the full moon and the three days surrounding the new moon, walleye love to eat
even more than they normally do. Find out how you can use the moon phases to your advantage in this report on
moon phases and walleye fishing.
Bottom Bouncer Strategies
Using bottom bouncers to fish for Walleye can be very effective, but many anglers may have questions about these rigs.
Keeping track of the bottom where you are fishing is important when using this tackle, and speed plays a big part as well
because of course as the name implies, the most important factor of all when fishing with bottom bouncers is to ensure you
have employed enough line so that your presentation is able hit the bottom of the lake, river, stream or reservoir.
Read about some bottom bouncer techniques in this report.
Go to any tackle store and there will be rows of fishing line of all different types and weights. When fishing for Walleye knowing the right type of line to use means understanding the different line types available.
Choosing the right type and weight of line often makes all the difference.
A GPS fish finder can be a valuable part of your fishing repertoire.
Many anglers use these devices to get better results in less time when fishing. Walleye can be unpredictable, and using a fish finder can help you find where the fish are every time, no matter what time of year it is or what the weather conditions are like.
Advanced speed trolling techniques may make a big
difference the next time you go Walleye fishing.
This method is very effective by trolling parallel to the
edges of the weedbeds, using float diving crankbaits to
minimize any snags from accidental weed contact.
This can be a rewarding
tactic to try out on the water, but as with everything
when it comes to walleye fishing, be sure to keep safety
as your top priority when you're out there speed trolling.
The simple fact is that eighty percent or more of all Walleye are caught by twenty percent or fewer of the total anglers fishing.
So what do these twenty percent know that the masses do not? If there is one set rule the pros follow, it is that Walleye are unpredictable fish.
Read more about finding reliable fishing holes.
Walleye Fishing on Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan is one of the great walleye fishing spots in the United States.
Walleye in Lake Michigan love finding underground structure and often make their
home near these areas.
They also tend to be found in areas where there are sand bars and on the edges of drop offs.
Walleye fishing is a great pastime, but in warm water or warm weather
these fish can provide a challenge. Walleye have eyes that are sensitive
to light, and in the sunnier months and warmer weather the fish change
their patterns and may be harder to catch for anglers who usually ice
fish for walleye in the winter.
During warm weather, the fish generally seek deeper waters, which
hold deep beds of weeds and other structures. The weeds give the
Walleye protection from the glare of the sun and hold an abundance
of food in the form of bait fish, which like to hide in these same weeds.
If you have tried around three presentations at one of your
spots and have not gotten any responses within about an
hour to an hour and a half, it may be time to consider
moving to a different area. Here are more ways to uncover productive water when
Wild Winter Walleyes
Fishing for walleye in the winter can be just as enjoyable and rewarding as it is any other time of year, if not even more so. Winter fishing is different and requires different kinds of techniques and knowledge.
If you are looking for a fun walleye fishing experience
then Bay de Noc walleye are the way to go.
The bay is located in the Michigan on the extreme northern part of Green Bay.
Discover how to catch more walleyes on the Bay de Noc.
Night Walleye Fishing
Oftentimes, there is no better time to fish for walleye than in the dark and still of night. It
is then that they rise from the murky deep to fill themselves with perch, shad and minnows.
This is also when a greater
yield of large walleye is possible as the heavier females relax for an evening meal.
Here's more about walleye fishing at night.
Tying Crawler Harnesses
If you are a frequent angler, or you just want to save money while you catch more fish, then tying your own crawler harnesses, also known as worm harnesses, is the perfect way to do all of this.
This can be done quickly, easily, and with little cost involved. It can cost you under a dollar and take two minutes or less to tie your own worm harness, and compare that to what you would pay in a bait shop for a comparable rig, if you could find one.
It is not uncommon for fishing enthusiasts to assume that trolling is the final word
when fishing for walleye. However casting can be far more effective
than trolling in a variety of situations, particularly in instances where the
commotion from a boat motor could spook a potential catch.
This is most relevant at night when such a disturbance could scatter feeding walleye.
The looming shadow of a boat in shallow waters could also present too much of a
threat to shallow daytime feeders. Casting can often have a clear advantage,
and if done right can result in a substantial catch.
While many walleye can be found hiding in underwater timber and foliage,
they can also be found on the rocky river or lake bottoms.
fishing can be tricky though, as your hooks and sinkers can get caught
in snags below the water and fishing line can get knicked, thus weakening
it and making it more susceptible to breaks once you finally try to reel your catch in.
One of the premier places to fish for walleye in all of North America is
Lake of the Woods. This beautiful lake - which can
be accessed from either
Minnesota on the U.S. side or Manitoba on the Canadian side -
is home to an abundant walleye population.
There are many tools an angler needs in order to be
successful, but the rod stands alone. Without the proper rod, all the
swimbaits in the sea won't catch the quality and quantity of fish that
you're after. Matching the proper pole
to the presentation will increase your chances of landing a walleye.
Lake St. Clair is the heart shaped lake in the state of Michigan, which connects two of The Great Lakes, Lake Huron and Lake Erie. This whole area is known for its beautiful scenery and thanks to its many natural attractions and camping and recreational areas it is a popular holiday destination. The main reason to come here, however, is for its fantastic fishing opportunities... especially walleye fishing!
Spinner harnesses are equipment that should be in every angler's box of tricks. Although spinner harnesses are widely available commercially, many anglers spend time making their own. Making your own spinner harnesses isn't hard and it allows you to customize the rig to the walleye you fish.
How Analyzing Barometric Pressure Can Catch You More Walleye
Barometric pressure doesn't seem like a term that most would connect with
fishing for walleye. There are several schools of thought that support
or dispute the influence of barometric changes. Most anglers who have
fished long enough realize that there is something going on between walleye and atmospheric changes.
Reef Runners' claim to fame is a line of deep running lures that walleye find too tempting to say no.
When it is time to hit the deeper depths, a prepared angler is going to need some Reef Runner
lures on board.
If the walleye are sitting shallow, the Little Ripper is the best choice.
This lure will reach four feet when cast and seven foot depths when trolled.
Its design gives it a lot of action and it cuts a fairly wide pattern.