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What is the best bait for fishing for walleye?

What is the best bait for fishing for walleye?

Minnows are the most popular bait option for walleye anglers, I have found consistent success with shiner and flathead minnows. When targeting bigger fish, shiners in the 4-6″ range are the mainstay, these will weed through some of the smaller fish and get you on 25″+ Walleye.

How do you attract walleye?

Live bait can be highly successful for walleye, which usually involves still fishing, drifting, or trolling the bait. A bottom-bouncing rig or slip sinker is effective for drawing the walleye’s attention in clear water. The best choices of live bait include leeches, minnows, and nightcrawlers.

What time of day is best for walleye fishing?

Generally, the best time to fish for Walleye is early morning and late evening. When the sun is high at midday, Walleye move deeper and hold tightly to shade providing Cover. During periods of low light however, Walleye will move in shallow to feed on baitfish holding close to shore.

How deep should you fish for walleye?

Deep-diving crankbaits, which run at a depth of 10 feet or more, are especially effective to reach walleye-holding water. These lures can either be cast or trolled.

What can I use for river walleye?

All your favorite walleye jigs will work for river fish, but they work better if they’re tipped with a live minnow or some type of flavored soft-plastic such as a Gulp Minnow or a curly-tail grub. If you’re feeling bold, use both.

What tackle is best for river fishing?

The best 9 fishing lures for streams and small rivers are;

  • Rebel Wee Craw.
  • Mister Twister grub.
  • Roostertail spinner.
  • Beetle Spin.
  • Rapala Floating Minnow.
  • Gulp Alive Minnow.
  • Heddon Tiny Torpedo.
  • Daredevil spoon.

What depth do walleye feed at?

Speeds between 1-2 MPH are common with Crankbaits. Speeds closer to 1 MPH is common for spinner rigs. Generally target depths of 10-15 ft. so your lures can stay close to the bottom.

What’s the best time of day to catch walleye?

The best times of day to fish for large walleye is around dawn and dusk. In particular, 30 minutes before and after sunset and sunrise are peak times. That said, walleye will continue to feed all night long.

How far should walleye be from the bottom?

In many cases, you’ll catch most walleye close to the bottom, but sometimes you can get better results by fishing 4-8 feet off the bottom at night.

Are walleye top or bottom feeders?

bottom feeders
Walleyes are basically bottom feeders, but don’t ignore those fish that suspend over drop-offs in deep lakes. Some of the best summer walleye fishing is provided by suspended fish.

Why are walleyes so hard to catch?

It’s not impossible, but walleye seek out deep water and shade to avoid the harsh sunlight, and they tend not to feed actively during these conditions, so you’ll have to adapt your fishing locations and tactics accordingly.

Do you use a leader for walleye?

For walleye per se, you do not need to use a steel leader at all, as they won’t be able to bite through your mainline. However, if the water you are fishing in contains pike or muskies, you can use a 10-15lb fluorocarbon leader instead of steel, in order to prevent bite-offs.

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