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Resurrecting Deadsticks (Part 2 of 3)

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

(continued from yesterday, 12/27/11) “Most amazing,” Holst continued, “Was the total contrast in walleye behavior, relative to the activity level of the minnows on our hooks. I think most anglers would be surprised by how often their minnows aren’t swimming in ways that attract fish. Every time our baits failed to show signs of life—neither kicking their tails nor attempting to flee—walleyes coasted on by without even giving the little morsels a look. I think they literally viewed the hook and motionless minnow as an inedible, inanimate object. On the other hand, when we had an active minnow down there, fish reaction was usually very aggressive. Even though these walleyes were actively hunting food, they absolutely would not consider biting unless our baits were lively and kicking. Whenever a minnow thrashed its body, these big walleyes lost all inhibition and became deadly hunters.”  Read Full Story


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