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Ice Fishing Walleyes

Never caught a Walleye through the ice .I hope to change that .…Continue

Started by John Sheehan Jan 4.

What are your favorite Walleye catching tactics? 6 Replies

  I haven't caught a lot of Walleyes ,maybe a dozen  or so but most of my Walleyes have come on Rapala Shad Raps and Floating Rapalas or Cotton Cordell Long style Crankbaits . A few have come on a…Continue

Started by John Sheehan. Last reply by John Sheehan Jul 2, 2016.

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Comment by Allen Morgan on November 16, 2016 at 5:25pm

John, my buddy did mention that the banks of that resevoir are rip-rapped.  If you have rip-rapped areas, I'd hit it!  The lakes around me are all natural; what few shoreline improvements are there usually means "seawalls".

Back in July/August, another friend on a "local" forum said that Walleyes in some lakes near me would hit Clown-colored X-Raps near shore after sunset on a full moon.

Comment by John Sheehan on November 16, 2016 at 7:07am

Carl- A neat anecdote from the book is Dalrymple describing how as a boy ,digging crawlers and kicking over the clods of dirt with his bare feet  and then walking the path made by horse wagons and  buggies to the river .Also mentioning a motorized vehicle was rare.

Comment by John Sheehan on November 16, 2016 at 6:31am
Comment by John Sheehan on November 16, 2016 at 6:28am

Allen .Those two Rapala caught Walleyes were caught in June from shore on an overcast evening about 4-5 pm .8:30 is around Sunset then .  So not a very high percentage time to catch i don't believe .Guess i just got lucky.

   I sure would like to stalk Walleyes like your friend and wonder if I go down by the dam where there's  riprap if I can see their EYES as they swim and patrol.Thanks for the idea!

Comment by carl hendrix on November 15, 2016 at 10:54pm

LOOKS LIKE A GOOD BOOK JOHN;; I MIGHT HAVE TO FIND ONE OF THOSE FOR MYSELF !

Comment by Allen Morgan on November 15, 2016 at 7:26pm

John, you mention that you caught those two on a floating Rapala in the evening.  How close to sunset?

I've got a buddy on a different forum that stalks Walleyes with jigs and/or soft plastic jerkbaits, usually after sunset.  Says he can see their eyes glowing as they patrol the shoreline.

That would be hard for most of the lakes around here.  They slope out so gradually that I would have to wade out at least knee-deep, maybe 100' from the shoreline, to get to productive water.

Comment by John Sheehan on November 15, 2016 at 4:53pm

I get very little Walleye fishing in but I should change that .

Comment by John Sheehan on November 15, 2016 at 4:53pm

Thanks for the explanation there Carl!

Comment by carl hendrix on November 15, 2016 at 4:48pm

I;LL MAKE UP A BETTER SAUGE RIG; SHOWING HOW WE DO IT HERE;; AND A BETTER WALLEYE RIG FOR  YOU BUDDY

Comment by carl hendrix on November 15, 2016 at 4:45pm

JOHN;; I ALSO FISH FOR SAUGER;; CLOSE KIN TO THE WALLEYE; AND STILL ON OCCASSION CATCH WALLIES WITH THIS SET UP;;;  IN MY AREA;; WE BOTTOM BOUNCE FOR SAUGER WITH MINNOWS;; RUN THE HOOK THRU THE LIP OF THE MINNOWLL THEN THE  ( STINGER TREBLE HOOK ) GOES INTO THE MINNOW TAIL;; 70 TO 80 PERCENT OF MY SAUGER CATCHES; ARE ON THE STINGER HOOK !  IT SBELIVES HERE;; SAUGER FEED AT A ANGLE;; CUTTING THE MINNOW OFF; RIGHT BEHIND THE HEAD-- STINGER HOOKS;; USUALLY STOP THEM !   GENERALLY;; I USE NO 6 HOOKS;  BAIT HOLDERS; WITH BENT; ( CURVED TO A SIDE ) IS GOOD.   ON THE KNOTS;; I USED PALMER;; AND IMPROVED CINCH;;   AND;; OF COURSE;; I JUST HAD TO MAKE ONE OR TWO;; FOR BLUE GILL;; WITH EXTREMLY SMALL WILLOW LEAF SPINNER BLADES; WITH NO 8 HOOKS; ( SEE THE ONE WITH THE PLASTIC WORM ) !!

 

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