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
TDOT

Walleye Bite?

6 posts in this topic

Heading out to Mille Lacs for my first time ever this weekend. Wondering how the Bite has been so far? Have they been taking Dead sticks or Jigging?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i've been up there a couple times already and from everything we found they were definately hitting on the jigs more than the dead sticks. Everything we caught you really had to work for them

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I caught a few on dead sticks last weekend.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

what do you mean by dead sticks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Deadsticks are rods with a very soft tip to detect bites. The tips are usually painted orange. You use them with live bait with or without a bobber.

Thorne Bros. makes some awesome deadstick rods. Contact Lonnie, or Scott in the rod shop.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Orange tip, soft tip, bobber, no bobber it doesn't really matter. Deadsticking is putting your line down and NOT touching it, jigging it or anything, while you use your other rod to jig with. Theory is, a fish will come in to see what's happening and if he wants an easier target, he'll more than likely take the "dead stick" since it isn't moving.

You can use any rod for this.

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

    • Sherman
      I'll be out this wknd and got 3 spots to try out so still debating which one will be the ticket. The past couple weeks I've been getting some while crappie fishing.  Going to be shore fishing so FYI the water level is pretty high right now with all the rain from few weeks ago. A wader would be handy if you have one.  Good luck n be safe out there.
    • Thulie
      Found a half dozen good size crappies on Clear Lake in Waseca Sunday.  Just off the bottom in 8 feet of water, minnows under bobbers.  Water temp was 58 on the east side of the lake, which was a full degree above the rest of the lake.
    • eyeguy 54
      yepper, almost 30 between the 2 of us in the slack water next to fast water. kinda hard to fish in that fast water when it's moving so fast...  
    • Tom Sawyer
      We were using both, but the number of fish caught was definitely based on..... location, location, location - slack water during high flows is where it's at buddy.
    • eyeguy 54
      I remember when I first moved to MN I went down to the dam with a buncha angleworms. Coudnt keep the smallies off. LOL