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Smallie

Walleye Bite Tough?

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Smallie

If those eyes are foolin you, Give a 4" jig worm a try. You can catch walleyes, crappies, bass, pike, smallmouth.

This is a simple technique of taking a 1/8 or 3/16 oz gopher barbarian sereis hook wich is a mushroom Jig.

The reason for this jig is the fish can't bend this heavy wire jig unlike standard hooks wich easily bend.

Take 4" Berkley finesse worms thread them up the shank of the hook so there snug aginst the mushroom head this way it looks more natural.

Then go fishing you will generally be fishing inside and outside weedlines, any where from 6-18 feet of water.

Weeds to look for are large coontail clumps or cabbage plants. Fish this bait slow in the weeds when you get hung up just give it a quick snap and it will come free. If your not sure if it's a weed or a fish set the hook. Hook sets are free I do it all the time.

I would suggest Miltona, Ida, or the chain, I have caught numerous walleyes with this technique and many other species. Whats so great is you will always be catching fish. I look at this way you might go out and fish walleyes speically and not catch any. With this you have a good chance and putting an eye or two in the boat and numbers of bass crappies ect.

Say you do catch a crappie on and you want to catch numbers stop with the jig worm and go to a 1/16oz tube jig and you will have a hay day.

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Smallie, ghotierman told me to get in touch with you i need info on lake lida & small fishing. I am from IL and looking for new lake to try. Could you give me and E-mail Thanks steve [email protected]

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