This week, host Jon Thelen travels to Lake of the Woods in northern Minnesota where the spinner rig bite is just taking hold. Trolling Lindy Spinners beefed up with a crawler and a minnow at the same time produces trophy walleyes and a few dinner fish. Jon details both the technique and the location in this episode to show you where and how to catch them.
National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame member Tom Neustrom talks to Bass Pro 1Source expert Tim Allard about fishing for spring walleye in shallow water.
I was jerkbait and jig fishing in a river in New York during fall (late October). I started jigging at night by casting out a Berkley Gulp minnow jig and twitching it through a pool, and I caught a small walleye right away. Then, I started working a husky jerk rapala for big walleye, and I hooked into what looked like a 24" or 25" walleye a few feet in front of me, and it started thrashing and rolling around, and it threw the hook by the time I turned my red light and camera on. Then, a few casts after I lost that big walleye, my friend hooked into what some people might consider a trophy walleye -- 28" and 8 lbs, 11 ounces -- and I watched him beach it. I caught a few more decent walleyes before measuring and weighing his walleye and having a pike or musky cut my husky jerk off. I went to school and came back around sunset, and I caught another decent walleye around 19" and then a 20.5" walleye on a jointed rapala.
This is one of many videos in the Lure Fishing series -- watch others for triple-digit numbers of fish, trophy fish, the tips and techniques I pick up along the way, and more!