Fish Ed. Big Spring River Walleye - Rainey River - Video

Barely out of ice fishing season, Jon Thelen takes Fish Ed. on its first open water trip of the spring. In clear waters like the Rainy River, a good tip is to use a clear leader between the main line and the bait. This will help you jig up more big walleye. This episode is loaded with tips and tricks and Jon shows you how to put more fish in the boat when the weather hasn't quite warmed up yet.


Minnesota Walleye Fishing - Rainy River Spring Walleye Fishing 4-14-12 Part 1 - Video - LOTW

Welcome to the Lake of the Woods Outdoorsman's video debut! Well, not really, just a new name, with even better reports for the Walleye Capital of the World, Lake of the Woods and the Rainy River. On this day of lifetime the weather might not have been so hot, but the Walleye fishing was on FIRE!!!! Birchdale, Minnesota is where it all took place, and special thank you to my very good friends in the boat for putting the smack down on those Walleyes.

Minnesota Walleye Fishing - Rainy River Spring Walleye Fishing 4-14-12 Part 2 - Video - LOTW

Welcome to Part 2 of what arguably was the best day of Walleye fishing this northern Minnesota native has ever experienced. Throughout the day we boated well over 50 Walleyes over 25 inches, easily! Needless to say, this is where I'll be next year on April 14th...Birchdale, Minnesota! Now, who's with me?

Spring walleye tips and techniques

By Kenneth Kieser

A cool early spring breeze made me shiver while the boat gently rocked in a moderate current. The rocking became a significant problem when the walleye lightly tapped our leeches and minnows. Yet, the river current carried us slowly enough to bounce out baits off submerged rocks where the walleye waited for dinner.

My wife, Cathy, hooked into a very large fish that sawed her bait off of a sharp rock. She patiently baited up and cast out. We knew the bigger fish would dive for the rocks and turning them with light tackle was almost impossible.

Soon another tapped her minnow and she managed to pull it up from the sharp edges that cut line like a razor. I soon slipped the net under a 3-pounder that joined two others in the live well.
Veteran walleye fishermen love to bundle up in warm clothing and go fishing while most are waiting for the spring bite. No one in their right mind can deny the remarkable taste of fresh walleye fillets from cold water.

WHERE TO LOOK FOR WALLEYE: Spring walleye are structure-oriented and often hungry. Look for angled bottom structure in early spring that eventually meets a drop-off. I especially like rocky shelves or huge boulders. Then I drift across these areas with minnows – or salted minnows where live bait is not permitted. Walleye suspend in these areas in search of baitfish.

I constantly have to keep the motor running to stay on fish in windy conditions. Wind will push you past the fish. Spring fish are often staged on slanted areas and a few feet to the right or left can mean no strikes. The key is staying where the walleye want to be. I use 1/4-ounce jig heads in calm water and 3/8th or heavier in wind and waves. We change sizes until the best size is found. Early walleye require an adequate presentation.

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Fox River DePere Spring Walleye Run - Video

Hot spring walleye fishing action on the Fox River in Depere Wisconsin. Hot baits are the new plastics from Bfishin Tackle and the Fin-Tech Zone-r jigs.