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Vertical Jigging For Walleye: A Precision Tactic

When you can locate fish either suspended or off the bottom, one of the most fun ways to entice a strike is vertical jigging for walleye. The tactic pulls fish congregated on rock piles, near structure, or suspended in open water. If you can find them, but suspect they’re finicky. Try a vertical jigging option. Vertical Jigging For Walleye Breakdown …

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How To Catch Walleye In The Weeds

Not enough attention is given to fishing for walleyes in weeds and aquatic vegetation. Let’s give the bass a little break and take a look at some fun, unconventional, but effective ways to catch walleyes in the weeds. Why look for walleyes in the weeds? When should I look there? What should I use? Mystery Tackle Box to the rescue. …

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Finding Walleye After The Spawn: Where To Look

During the pre-spawn and spawn, walleye anglers are blessed with some of the best fishing of the season. The fish are shallow, and feed all day long as they complete their spawning ritual. Then, as they finish up they disappear – creating some of the toughest fishing of the year. It’s not that walleye’s don’t eat during the post-spawn; it’s …

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Late Ice Fishing Tips For Walleyes

Walleye are one of the earliest spawners of all game fish. Their ideal water temperature for spawning is 43-48 degrees, which happens in a hurry once the ice comes off a lake. For that reason, their initial move toward their spawning grounds generally occurs when there is still fishable ice on the lake. This is also the reason that the …

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Walleye Tips: When Should I Add A Stinger Hook?

Walleyes are known to be finicky eaters at times. For that reason, many anglers add an extra hook, called a stinger to their presentations to maximize their bite-to-hookup ratio. The downside of stinger hooks though is that they can be a pain to rig and often foul up the presentation, making it look less natural. Here’s a guide for when …

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3 Styles of Walleye Jigs You Need To Fish

  The lead head jig is a staple for walleye anglers across the country. Not only do they allow you to effectively fish a variety of cover types, but jigs also allow anglers to probe the entire water column by altering their weight choice. It wasn’t long ago that the only walleye jig on the market was a round ball-head …

5 Presentations For Targeting Trophy Walleye

Traditional walleye fishing techniques like a jig and twister tail, slip bobber, or lindy rig are great for catching numbers, but not known for their propensity to catch trophies. In recent years, a small subset of walleye anglers has been specifically targeting trophies, and their results have been fantastic – with multiple 30 inch fish in a season, countless walleyes …

Walleye Trolling Secrets: 3 Things You Need To Know Now

Trolling is by far one of the most effective ways to target walleyes throughout much of their range. By pulling baits behind the boat, anglers can more effectively cover the vast expanses of open water that walleyes utilize in the warm water months of the year. Considering how effective it is though, trolling (where legal) is actually an underutilized technique, …