How do you catch a walleye? Try these three fishing techniques

If you want to the opportunity to catch Walleye, here are three techniques that can help it happen! By following them you will be able to go home very happy with what you have. Plus, they are so delicious to eat that is going to make a very fine dinner for you. There are some wonderful recipes out there that you can try too if you are frequently catching them!
Trolling

One of the things you can do to increase your chances of getting Walleye is trolling. You can do this or cast along the shoreline. When you are trolling or angling you should try to use floating Rapalas or Thunder Sticks. You can use various types including the blue, silver, or the fire. You may want to use various types of small crank baits too.

Jigging

If you want to try to fish with a jig, you should use a 1/8 or a ? ounce. Use various colors such as white, green, or black to get their attention. You can also add various types of Twisters or small worms to the jigs as well to make them visually appealing as well as to release more odors. That scent can be what gets the fish over there, and then the look of the bait is what will entice it to take a nibble.

Three Way Swivel Rigging

The three way swivel rigging is going to help you to be able to catch walleye from the bottom. During the hot part of the day, this is one of the best techniques. The bigger walleye will be deep down in the cooler areas of the water. Take a three way swivel and create a leader for it. You want it to be from 18 inches to 24 inches long. You can also add a sinker that is 1 ounce or 1 ? ounces.

You also want to build a second leader that is 8 to 12 inches longer than the first one. It should be used for either your lure or your worm harness. The 1 ounce sinker will work for test that is up to 8 pounds. If you are using more than that you will want to add more weight so that you can troll easily up to 40 feet.

You will be able to find plenty of videos online that show you how to do all of these techniques. Keep in mind that there are certain times of year when they will work best too. A jig is great for spring time due to the fact that the walleye are close to the shore as they take part in spawning activities. Areas with a sandy bottom or a weed bed can be home to them as well. They will also be very aggressive, so any type of lure is going to be attractive to them.

With casting or trolling you will find that this best done when you are in shallow waters. The females are going to use the swallow water to look for minnows before they go back to their spawning locations in the spring time. With the three way swivel technique, you will best use it in deep waters during the hottest part of the day when the fish are looking for cool water.


Dan Eggertsen is a fellow walleye fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on walleye fishing since 2004.

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