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Walleye Fishing Rigs Factoid: 83% of people who fish for
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Fishing Worm Harness Used at Roosevelt
I'm thankful for Walleye Fishing
Secrets. It opened up a new world for me and made me understand the
entire walleye world. It gave me strategies, tactics and a huge
assortment of ideas to eliminate the perverbial "skunk" in a boat.
Walleye Fishing Rigs for river
fishing mainly consist of weight, spinners, worms, jigs, crank baits,
and my favorite tubes. Columbia river walleye fishing is my
primary target and we have hundreds of miles of river to chose from.
The walleye fishing rigs you will use vary slightly and
oftentimes it can very significantly. The problem with most
of us beginners is we have an assortment of fishing rigs available, we
just don't know how and when to change strategies.
Walleye Fishing Rigs for instance
don't have to be heavy when you are fishing above the dams, but when
you are fishing below the dams you might need to go up to a full ounce
or more of weight to keep your presentation in front of the walleye.
We use bottom
bouncers for walleye fishing with worm harnesses.
Lake Roosevelt Walleye Fishing Rigs
have had tremendous success using bottom walker walleye rigs. Depending
on the area we are fishing we will switch to tube baits weighted with
1/2 ounce jig head. Night fishing for walleye is totally different and
our walleye rig of choice is a sassy shad. I've caught them at night
using jointed minnows but when you catch walleye regularly with sassy
shads, why switch?
Another tactic that works on Lake
Roosevelt at night, but can be extremely difficult to stay awake, is to
float a bobber and worm walleye rig. This is basically a shore method
of casting to the middle of the lake and letting your bobber do the
work. The guy we ran into last year caught on average 3 walleye per
evening of fishing. I don't know how long he fished but that isn't bad
sitting on top of a houseboat, drinking beer and socializing with
McNary Dam Walleye Fishing
If you are fishing extremely close to the dam on either side of the
river you have a choice of crank baits, bottom walkers and worm harness
and tubes. I know a lot of fishermen who also use jigs with a small
piece of worm tiped on the hook.
This stretch of the river (between
the dam and bridge) is tricky because there are a lot of rocks/snags
but the saying we have in the boat truly applies: "if you
ain't losing you ain't fishing". Basically you need to be
prepared to lose some rigs, it's just part of the game.
Irrigon Walleye Fishing
Rigs: This greatly depends on the time of the year.
Trophy walleye hunters all jig in the early spring.
They are excellent at locating the spot and keeping their
boat over the hole. Regardless of wind or river current they do a great
job of keeping the boat over the hole long enough to jig their walleye
rig in front of the big trophies. This is by far the number 1
method of catching trophy sized walleye on the Columbia River in the
spring. Summer time rolls around and all the methods we
discussed above work.
Patterson, Glade Creek,
Crowe Butte Walleye Fishing Rigs: no secret here. Bottom walkers,
spinners, crankbaits catch the walleye. I like to use bottom walkers
going downriver and then switching to crankbaits when we work up
stream. I've had success with tube baits in the Glade Creek
and Crowe Butte area but be ready to catch a ton of bass in the process.
This is the spinner rig I used from
Bass Pro in the very beginning that produced great results. Click on
the image to see more options.
Attention Salmon Fisherman
at Hood River (mouth of the White Salmon): If you locate your boat from the
bottom side (downriver) to the top side of the mouth and anchor right
at the drop off, you will catch walleye using your salmon jig. My buddy
picked up a 5 pounder in late August and we have caught several eaters
from that spot.
Lake Walleye Fishing Rigs: our primary method of
catching walleye is trolling along weed beds in Minnesota.
I've caught the darn things on rooster tails, sassy shads,
jointed minnows and all the other rigs that walleye fisherman use.
I rely heavily on my brother in laws strategies when we are
fishing away from Washington state, but the one that always gets him is
the tube baits. Not sure when they are not used more in the midwest,
but I know one particular lake in Minnesota that is suseptible to tube
baits and nobody can figure out what the heck we are doing.
We get a good laugh at people when they go digging through their tackle
boxes, trying to match our walleye fishing rigs.
To be very honest with you, we use
the tactics we learned from Walleye
to help us catch lake walleye. This
walleye educational series is a must if you spend a great deal of time
on the lakes. It doesn't matter if you are in Candian Walleye Waters or
Arkansas or Mississippi every walleye fisherman should be studying this
material to increase their catch rates. It works and there
are plenty of people who will tell you the same thing.
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