Are you looking for a simple, yet effective walleye bait that is inexpensive and will have you limiting out on your favorite lake? Look no further, as the spinner rig may be the answer to your prayers.
Any structure may look “fishy.” However, if a structure hosts no baitfish, that spot will be as fishless as a stretch of the Mohave Desert at high noon. That’s where the “forage factor” comes in. Find out how finding forage will put more fish in the boat.
Ron Lindner and Al Lindner, transplants from Chicago, moved to Brainerd originally to find a place to build a resort. However, they got sidetracked trying to develop better ways to offer a nightcrawler, minnow or a leech to hungry walleyes. Here are some tips to help you use live bait more effectively.
Rattle lures have applications in clear water as well. On Lake Erie, one of the clearest bodies of water in the country, many anglers are replacing their traditional weight-forward spinners with baits that rattle. In this case, it appears that … Continued
The Problem: Cold Front Challenges: — Negative Fish –Yesterday’s Patterns Blown — Walleyes In New Location — Flat, Calm Water — High Light Penetration Cold fronts are as inevitable as death and taxes. On the tournament trail, they usually pass … Continued
The Problem: Post-Spawn –Challenges: –Cold Water –Lethargic Fish –Scattered Fish Much has been said about the recuperation period following the spawn, but I’ve never had a problem catching fish, big fish, during the post-spawn. Finding them is half the battle. … Continued
The Problem: Cold, Flooded Rivers Challenges: Cold Water Low Visibility Fast Current Sluggish Fish We’ve all been there. Incessant spring rains transform your favorite river from paradise to purgatory. The water’s high, cold and so dirty you aren’t sure whether … Continued
The Problem: Abundant Baitfish Challenges: Plentiful Forage Little Competition For Food Short Window Of Opportunity Whether it’s a bumper crop of perch, alewives, smelt, shad or shiners, over-abundant forage makes fishing tough. Hungry walleyes feed at will and are rarely … Continued
The Problem: Clear Water Challenges: Spooky Fish Deep Fish Tough Daytime Bite Gin-clear water is one of the toughest situations to catch walleyes. Truth is, though, many clear lakes hold excellent walleye populations — including some real monsters. Learn the … Continued