Fishing Articles — Walleye Fishing

Spinner (Crawler Harness) Preparation for Walleye by Rob Barnes

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Spinner (Crawler Harness) Preparation for Walleye by Rob Barnes

One of the most effective live bait rigs of all time are spinners.  Also known as “crawler harnesses”, spinners are brutally simple but possess the utmost flexibility in terms of customization.  Therefore, they are extremely adaptable to a variety of conditions found throughout the Midwest and Great Lakes regions.  Whether drifted in river currents behind bottom bouncers or trolled with inline weights paired with Off Shore Tackle planer boards, spinners have proven themselves time and time again to walleye anglers.  The purpose of this article is to provide readers with an overview for tying their own spinner rigs. FOUNDATIONS In...

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Finding New-Water Walleyes Fast by Matt Straw

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Finding New-Water Walleyes Fast by Matt Straw

When looking for walleyes on new water, where do you begin? Walleye guide and renaissance angler Tony Roach simply clears his mind, opens his eyes, and adds up the usual variables. “Never go anywhere thinking you know where the fish will be,” he says. “Preconceived notions get you into trouble,” Roach added. “If you believe you know where walleyes are on new water, you spend too much time trying to prove yourself right. Check every theory quickly, efficiently, and move on. When you’re beating a dead horse, the quicker you admit it the better off you’ll be.” Roach refuses to...

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Dig for Gold with Copper by Capt. Scott Kuvshinikov

Lake Erie Walleye Fishing

Dig for Gold with Copper by Capt. Scott Kuvshinikov

The water temperature climbs quickly during mid-summer on Lake Erie. Along with that, the walleye will drop in the water column, sometimes significantly, looking for their ideal water temperature. Out of the central basin of Lake Erie in Conneaut, Ohio, my home port for Offshore Obsession Sportfishing Charters, most fishermen will use wireline or lead-core to get down deep into the zone where the walleye are lurking. I also use lead-core and wire, but I decided that there had to be other effective ways to get my board lines deeper without the 400 plus feet of line out with wire,...

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Handling Walleyes by Robert Gwizdz

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Handling Walleyes by Robert Gwizdz

 Detroit is the kind of place where people work with their hands. Back in the day, when most folks worked in the auto industry, everyone knew how to make things. And that experience served sportsmen well; they could take old machines and turn them into fishing gear. And a unique fishery grew up around Detroit, where guys learned that you didn’t even need a fishing rod to catch walleyes. You could do it with a hand line. Hand-liners hold on to a line (usually of wire) that’s dragging a lure or two (or in some cases three) near the bottom...

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Mapping a Way to Great Lakes Walleye by Mark Romanack (Fishing 411 TV)

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Mapping a Way to Great Lakes Walleye by Mark Romanack (Fishing 411 TV)

  Recently I was treated to some exceptional fishing on Saginaw Bay. What makes this particular experience noteworthy is that the fishing didn’t occur on open water, but rather on a moon-scape environment of frozen water. Luckily I was actually trolling crankbaits on these same waters a few days earlier and had at my disposal some very fresh GPS numbers to explore. Normally ice forms on Great Lakes fisheries slowly over time. In this case extreme cold caused the ice to form much quicker than normal, giving anglers like myself a bonus month of ice action. It’s not often that...

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