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Are you fishing where the walleyes are? Springtime walleyes are typically found in shallow water at a depth of about 15 feet or less. This is true whether you're fishing in lakes, rivers or reservoirs. It's also in the spring when walleyes move to shallow water for spawning as the water temperature reaches the low 40s.  They're looking to find and feed on baitfish around new vegetation that forms in the shallow warm water. Tip: Vertical jigging is an effective way to put your bait directly in front of a walleye while fishing rivers in the spring.  While baiting jigs…
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One of the cool aspects about ice fishing is that it is an easy sport to get into. A person can get involved with very little gear – can walk to fishing spots – and can grow their arsenal of fishing tackle and gear at a pace that is comfortable for their pocket book. Never let a lack of a few pieces of equipment dampen your passion for this great sport My first ice fishing experience consisted of a bait bucket, a spud (chisel), and one jig stick. There were no fancy spoons or even jigs - instead a simple…
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If you are looking to embark on a walleye “trophy hunt” this fall, you might want to consider a fishing trip to Lake Erie. Beginning in October, the fall trolling bite starts to turn on. As it gets closer to ice-up, the bite heats up even more. It's a time for bruiser sized walleyes. We usually schedule TV and video shoots on “Big Water” in the fall just to capture on video, the thrill of landing lots of big walleyes from the cold waters of The Great Lakes. There are two paticular patterns that develop this time of year, a…
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Pulling spinners for walleyes can be a very effective way of putting fish in the boat during the heat of summer. You can buy spinner harnesses already assembled or make your own. Tying My Own Spinner Harnesses When tying my own spinner harnesses, I like to use Berkley Trilene 100% Fluorocarbon line in 14-pound test. The line is strong, abrasion resistant, and nearly invisible to the walleye. Mustad UltraPoint Double Wide Fine Wire Live Bait Hooks - Model 10548R Choosing the Fishing Hook: Hook selection is also very important when tying your own spinner. Try using a #2 Mustad Ultra…
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