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Is it important to become tech-savvy in order to become a better walleye angler? I certainly think so. Obviously if you are serious enough about walleye fishing to be competing in any type of tournaments, be it on the club level or opens, today’s modern technology will definitely help keep you competitive. Even if you don’t fish competitively, your time is precious and utilizing fishing technology can go a long way to help you make the most of your all-to-little time on the water. The marine electronics (sonar, GPS, etc) available to us today are basically computers with many of…
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Spring is here and it's a good time to take inventory of your walleye trolling rods and reels in preparation for the upcoming season. Load up on the correct gear before you hit the water and you'll be on your way to the best season of your life.   If you're anything like me, you can't wait to feel the pull of that first fish on your line this spring. Selecting the Perfect Trolling Rods Walleye trolling rodsWalleye trolling rods should have a few key features: They should be at least 7 feet 6 inches, but by far the most popular…
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Trolling bottom bouncers and spinners is a great way to catch walleye. Developed on the big western reservoirs, the technique of trolling bottom bouncers and spinners is a great way to cover water and catch walleyes that are scattered over flats or low-tapering points. Bouncers and spinners will catch fish at many depth levels, from as shallow as seven foot to as deep as 40 feet. Boat control for this technique is most often done by running the boat with an electric bowmount trolling motor, although many anglers do well back-trolling with their main engine or even using a controlled-drift…
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 Keith Kavajecz, walleye fishing. There’s been a huge shift the past few of years when it comes to cold-water river walleye fishing. It was once considered that the “jig and minnow” was the only bait to use on rivers like this. Walleyes and Saugers are not necessarily real active in these colder water environments, but they do tend to be concentrated in good numbers in relatively defined areas. The subtle attraction of the jig and live minnow fished right in front of their noses has historically proven to be both effective and efficient for catching fish.  These days, however, river…
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