• GUESTS

    If You  want access  to member only forums on FM, You will need to Sign-in or  Sign-Up now .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member.

  • WE CREATE LONG TERM, MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS IN HERE ... PLEASE JOIN US.

    You know what we all love...

    RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE
    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Recommended Posts

Rubber Ducky

I know everyone most be tearing up the fish!!

What is the good word out there on the bite? I know that this year, I have done really good on the Crappies and the Pike!!! I cant catch anything over 22' eye. Any good tactics working right now?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Craigums

I've never caught a Walleye over 22 feet either. grin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
pikerliker

I've never caught a Walleye over 22 feet either. grin

LOL! Reminds me when I told a buddy who hunts on the ground that my deer party shoots all of our deer out of trees. To which he replies "Really? All of my deer are on the ground" Funny guy...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rubber Ducky

Lol, my bad I meant 22". Come on people, what is working for tactics.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
TruthWalleyes

Spinners and plastics over weeds has been producing for me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
skip across

I second that.. and spinnerbaits up shallow

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
isudoc03

I've never fished for walleyes using spinners. Do you use inline spinners like a Mepps or bass fishing like spinnerbaits?

TIA

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
blue_healer_guy

dont feel bad, i had 2 people at work telling me they were catching 14" sunfish! The new Jaws!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
pikerliker

I've never fished for walleyes using spinners. Do you use inline spinners like a Mepps or bass fishing like spinnerbaits?

TIA

Typically when I'm using "spinners" for walleye I'm using a bottom bouncer with a spinner/crawler harness on a 3 ft snell behind the bouncer. I have also caught some eye's casting bass style spinner baits in shallow areas. I have a buddy who uses a small sized Mepps type spinner which he pulls suspended over weeds etc and that seems to work for him too. I think in general though when people are talking about spinners for walleye it would be similar to the first option I mentioned.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
TruthWalleyes

Typically when I'm using "spinners" for walleye I'm using a bottom bouncer with a spinner/crawler harness on a 3 ft snell behind the bouncer.

I've been using a big colorado blade on a 5-6' snell behind a bottom bouncer.

2 hooks. Pulse R Paddle Tail Moxi worked best for me tuesday. Fishing over heavy weeds i like to use plastics. Weed edges or deeper water i'll use live bait. Don't be afraid to burn them through the weeeds.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Comit 2

As in years before the Salmo #4Hornet has been working for me. I haven't been out a lot but I have always caught Walleyes.

2-3 mph along weed lines and breaklines.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rubber Ducky

Truth,

This is what I'm talking about! could you send me a picture of that. I just picked up a bunch of Moxi's for fishing the river this year. Would like to try them on the lakes. What size do you use. I have both paddle tails and the curly tails.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
TruthWalleyes

This is what I was using, different color though.

I spent quite a bit of $$ this spring beefing up my plastics. Each color, size, and type has it's place. I just keep switching until the rod bends. Tons of baitfish in the weeds. Try to find a color to match the baitfish and then make it louder and faster to stand out.

full-26433-34589-325pr_signsm.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
isudoc03

Are you slow trolling the spinner rigs over the weeds? Like <1 mph. Sorry for my ignorance. Appreciate the advice/help. Always looking for new things to try.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
blindlemon

I like to run spinners on the weed edge at a nice slow speed 1-1.5mph. Typically I'll put on a crawler or a leach or a minnow (whatever is working). When I am in the weeds I pick up the speed a little and switch to plastics, just like TruthWalleyes said. It can be tough to run spinners in the weeds, because the blade tends to get caught up and twist your snell into a massive knot. This year has been very good all around so far for me, and those are the tactics I normally use. Good Luck.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rubber Ducky

Thanks everyone for there feedback. Truth, I'll be fishing the Moxie this weekend. I used the Moxie's on pool #4 this year. I have never fished this large of plastic in the feeds before. Cant wait to give it a rip!! what size of jig head do you use or any at that? Whats the two hook thing?

Truth, if you get a free min email on this, if you don't mind.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
TruthWalleyes

I'm in the 1.5 to 2.5 mph range.

Using a 2 hook crawler harness with a colorado blade, but using a plastic instead of crawler. Helps to get a hook closer to the end of the plastic.

Using a bottom bouncer sort of clears the path for the spinner in the weeds. Big jerks every now and then to clear any weeds from the lure.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Comit 2

This has been a strange year in that the cool spring slowed the weed growth. Then as the water warmed, the water leavel was rising too. This made for non-typical curly leaf pond weed growth is some lake. It should have died off after the summer solstice.

So, has the C, L, pond weed died off and floated away yet?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
TruthWalleyes

pondweed is alive and well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rubber Ducky

Truth,

Were you on Masaska, on Saturday?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
TruthWalleyes

Nope, catching bass and northerns off a dock with my daughter in Fulda Lake. Jig/Crayfish popping it through the weeds.

Darn bass took over our sunfish hole. frown Used to be 50+ fish days with sunfish and bluegills, now its northerns and bass.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rubber Ducky

Well finally switched over to #5 Salmo's. I fished last weekend pulling cranks at a higher speed. It was the only way I could catch the eye's. I ended up with a bunch of small ones and a few over 20" mark. We did catch about 20 pike as well. Running #5 Salmo, blue at about 2.8 to 3.0 all day. We fished from 8' to 11 fow. Cant wait till the eyes start schooling up on the points in about 13 to 15 fow.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
skip across

For some reason I have been taking the opposite presentation strategy and it has been paying off. Fishing live bait slow has produced eyes sunfish and northerns. Almost every time I tick the bait off of a weed the eyes go nuts and inhale it. Not sure if they are following the bait and the change in motion creates a striking opportunity or if it catches their attention and brings them over. Also, slow death with a chunk of crawler has been very effective

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rubber Ducky

Skarupa,

Good report! I have the patience of a three year old. Last year that's all we did was fish live bait, and it was most effective. I did manage an eye 8lbs, ( put her back) with live bait last year.

I love trolling plastics and raps, this time of year. Nothing better to watch the rod hit the back of the motor!! As the weeds die, I will start using more of the live baits. Also lead core for those pigs that like the deep breaks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

Announcements



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • PSU
      Any sense to when the walleye tournament results will be posted? Always enjoy reading the names and weights. Aside from Saturday morning, we did very well Thursday-Sunday. LOTS of tiny walleyes in the Frazer/Smart's Bay area, but did manage plenty of keeper fish in 22-35 feet with Lindy's/Jigs and rainbows
    • Wanderer
      +1 on the trim tab being the issue.
    • PRO-V
      Did you do anything to the lower unit? Trim tab might need adjusting.
    • vermilionfox
      Looks good Cliff! The perch look mighty tasty!
    • vermilionfox
      I recognize where those pictures were taken!  
    • Dave38
      25 HP Merc on 14 ft Lund pulling hard to right???
    • cookie129
      Another weekend is in the books. The guys in the cabins did all right but the fishing did slow. maybe due to the water getting stirred up from the winds and the cold front that moved through.. today Monday looks like its shaping up to be a beautiful day. ken is here for a couple days and scott and his parents are coming tomorrow for a day or two. The kids will be coming for the holiday weekends so I guess I better get the boat in the water this week. I held off due to the low water but the park was able to jump through some hoops and dig out the channel so I think I'm ok.  The access was crazy busy yesterday and I still have no clue where they all come from. I guess its just a combination of  other resorts and people with cabins with in 100 mile radius.
    • Tripp_315
      Nice way to check water temps lol ~Tripp
    • FishandFowl
      Have not been here in sometime. Thought this would be a good opportunity to get back on here. Got out for the C season, arriving just before sunrise  and the birds were already on the ground. Started with an aggressive calling sequence "Purr into a loud Yelp" there were birds North and West of my location responding. This guy decided to take a look about 30 minutes later. He got within 5 feet of my blind full strut. Something I have never heard before he started to hiss at the decoy.  Not a great shot at that range but sealed the deal.   
    • Wakemup
      Very nice! I was kicking myself real hard this weekend for forgetting my fish finder at home. I did manage to bring this smallie in, but they were tough to pattern for me and this was the only noteworthy fish of the weekend. Hope the water temps come up and I can get back next weekend!