By Jason Mitchell
Spring Walleye Rise to the Occasion
With unseasonably warm temperatures this past winter, many anglers already have their boats out of storage and ready to chase down some early spring walleye.
By Jeff Samsei
Cabela’s Field Staff team member Dave Schmidt shares his proven techniques.
Walleye pro Dave Schmidt commonly uses fishing flies to get the attention of spring walleyes, but no fly rods factor into the equation.
The flies, which are typically bucktail streamers tied on No. 2 or 4 hooks, are instead cast or pulled with spinning or baitcasting tackle and delivered close to the bottom with three-way rigs.
by Steve Worrall
Walleye anglers from the upper Midwest love tradition and have the tendency to stick to it. Visit any lake or river during opening weekend of walleye; you’ll see minnow buckets, crawlers, and jigs in play by most anglers. Nothing wrong with that approach, it’s popular for a reason…it works! Is live bait the best presentation? I suggest there’s an option you should try.
by Jason Mitchell
Nothing beats the feeling of casting out a bait and having a walleye smack it! Depending on the lake you are fishing, the underwater structure, and time of year, there are several ways to cast for walleyes.
Right now, rivers are full of hungry and aggressive walleyes migrating towards their cooler weather hangouts. Fall is an awesome time of year to catch some great fish! These walleyes are on the prowl, feeding and moving on instead of setting up in a particular place.
For walleye anglers, snelled spinners are very close to a silver bullet. There are few places or situations where a snelled spinner won’t catch walleyes. Snelled spinner lures can be fished in lakes, rivers, and reservoirs at any depth from just below the surface to dragging along the bottom.
By Mike Hungle
This Versatile Tactic Allows Anglers to Present Baits at Desired Depths
Slip bobbers are a highly effective tool for catching walleye.
They are much different than a conventional red and white round bobber that is clipped onto the fishing line and restricts not only how deep your bait will sink, but also how much fishing line can be reeled in.