How To Fish For Walleye

Some good fishing techniques for walleye include back trolling with a slip-sinker rig baited with a minnow or casting a leadhead tipped with a minnow. Read more on back-trolling and other ways to consistently catch walleye.

A location worth trying is a flowing inlet from an adjacent lake or marsh. The minor currents attract bait-fish and walleye move in to feed on them. Leadheads tipped with minnows or minnow plug type lures work real good.

Long-lining in early morning or late evening, close to a rocky shoreline or shallow reef with rocky structure with a floating diver rig can produce good walleye also.

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How To Fish For Walleye in Deep Waters

A large chub baited slip-sinker rig or a leadhead jig preferably dark in color and tipped with a minnow — or a deep running plug are best for catching walleye in these deeper waters.

Rigging of a “stinger” hook will often mean the difference in fishing success if they are biting light. Sometimes walleye have a habit of striking short, and the minnow or lure will show cut marks on there body. Attach a small No. 10 or 12 treble hook to a single shank hook with a 3 or 4 inches of 10 Lb test monofilament line.

Presentation should be slower in fall, and make sure the bait or lure is moved just off the bottom. Heres a few tips for spring walleye fishing. Fishing in the rivers is best fishing in the deepest pools of the rivers. Walleye like to congregate in the deep holes as the water cools.

And remember slower is better.

  • reply Tim Niles ,

    I would like to know of what baits to be using for late Aug fishing ( jig colors, size , Rapalas,minnow type , etc ).Including any info for all other fishing available.We will be there then, and would like to have the tackle rigged and ready !!!
    Thank You

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