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Riprap, also known as rubble, shot rock or rock armor, can be defined as rock or other materiel used to armor shorelines, streambeds, bridge abutments, pilings and other shoreline structures against scour, water or ice erosion. In short, it is often man-made and placed on erodible sites to reduce the impact of rain or surface runoff. While riprap has essential applications along the shore, the savvy walleye angler can use its subsurface existence to their advantage. Submerged, porous rock attracts baitfish of all kinds, thus, in turn, attracting the predators. In natural lakes, rivers, channels and reservoirs, riprap is occasionally…
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Without question, one of the most effective tactics for catching walleyes in rivers is vertical jigging. As the name implies, vertical jigging is the practice of fishing a jig vertically, directly below the boat, as you drift downstream with the current. However, keeping the jig vertical is not always as easy as it sounds. If you were to go fishing on a nice calm day and put your boat on the river, your boat would move along at the speed of the current, and so would your line and jig – and you would be vertical jigging. The culprit is…
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As summer begins to wind down and the season edges toward autumn, walleye location and activity level makes a transition. Fish begin to move off the flats and begin to congregate near sharper breaks. They’re not exactly “bunched up,” but they aren’t widely scattered over a piece of structure either. While the water temps have dropped significantly from where they were several weeks ago, the feeding activity of the walleyes really hasn’t. They may not be “jumpin’ in the boat,” but they’re still in a feeding mood, looking to build up their reserves for the upcoming cold water season. Vertical…
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Vertical: It is a double-edged sword when it comes to catching through-the-ice walleyes. On the plus side, we are staying in direct contact with our lure and be spot-on the structure we are fishing to fool our quarry. The downfall is that we are now dealing with situations where walleyes can analyze our presentation like no other time of year. So how do we combat walleyes reacting negatively to our offerings? Stay invisible! To keep the eyes of ol’ Mr. Marble Eyes glued to the business end of my offering, and to refrain from his winter sniffing ways, I go…
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