Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Blue Kayak

Cats to Walleyes Transition

4 posts in this topic

Is there a fishing technique for fall fishing where you might have an equal chance of getting a walleye or channel cat? I was thinking about a slow fished plastic jig tipped with a shad head, or something similar. Have any of you found a system where you are targeting walleyes, but still catch a few cats?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Berkley Gulp! The curly tail grub or I think they make a minnow bait now, on a jig.

It's worked on da sippi, so I can't see why that won't work on the MN.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

upstream here GaniteFalls a 1/4 oz white jig twin tail,or curly tail in white works,Tried my fav. colors but white is only one to get either fish???

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Another great technique I use for river fishing for Eyes is, I set up a lindy rig with or with out a smile blade and few beeds. A 2 foot snell for that lindy and a foam walker. Weight depends on the curent your in, look for them curent breaks by feeder creeks. Cats and Eyes will hold in that area and your chances are pretty good in the fall and spring.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Cliff Wagenbach
      The walleye bite on the East end of Vermilion has been very good since the opener. Some days can be a little challenging but we have managed to limit out every day out since the opener! Not to often that that has happened! The average keeper size has been very consistent also. 14" to 16" fish most days out. Getting a few slot fish also. 26" is our biggest so far but quite a few 20" to 23" walleyes too. Lindy rigs with a glow bead and pike suckers has been my only presentation since the opener. Fish are being caught in 14' to 33' depths. Cliff    
    • Herky2002
      Herky Jr. picked up a couple nice white bass, one trolling and one jigging. We turned them into delicious fish tacos!
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      I heard today that he has a bad rotater cup and is scheduled for surgery. Cliff
    • Horseshoe_Don
      small mouth are still spawning
    • Wanderer
        Yah!  The foldable ones you can.    Or, if you don't get a roof carrier you could just leave one hanging out an open window or the hatch like you're making a lumber run.
    • CaptJohnWis
      They are BITING - bugs that is - har!   Bass have been very good some days and slooooow on others. Bugs have been awful last few trips. But the dragonflies have hatched out so they will be putting the gobble on the black flies and mosquitoes so things should improve.   Walleyes have finally showed up on the bank. Bass have been there awhile now. Went to Pelican one day and got some largemouths. The special regs there have really helped the bass fishing. Crappie are in spawning colors at several different lakes I have sampled this last week. Everything pretty much shallow but did get some walleyes in 15 FOW,    
    • Surface Tension
       Thanks for the report Randy!
    • JeremyCampbell
      So does this mean I should go shopping for a kayak?  But ya I should get one thoughWonder if I can fit one in a mini van.
    • Wanderer
      Yup!  I think that's where we're all heading!  'Cept I'll be in Ely.  Otherwise I'd join ya.   Have a good time, safe trip and catch lots! 
    • eyeguy 54
      I just wanna fish Saturday.