02-09-2002, 05:43 PM
fairly shallow small lake, lots of white perch, walleyes introduced to attempt at control perch pop.,looking for good lure,jig. Use lead head and chartreuse curly tail w/ tiny piece of nightcrawler getting
few fish. rocky bottom w/ some manmade cover.
02-20-2002, 09:02 PM
I have fished lakes like this in Pa before. One of the easiest things to catch a lot of walleye is a small slip sinker about 3 feet down from a plain hook or floating jig head with a lively leech, nightcrawler, or minnow.
03-02-2002, 05:19 PM
Don't over look slip-bobbering when the fish are shallow. This is a vertical presentation that simulates other vertical presentations
without the boat scaring the fish. Use a small jig, 1/16oz., with all types of livebait. My favorite jig is called "whiz kid', made by Bad Dog Lures. They have a website. or 1888-8baddog
03-03-2002, 05:19 PM
I'm from the Keystone state also, and I have had some good success trolling a bottom bouncer or a crawler harness to find some fish. Next is after you locate some,say catch a fish or two,try to sit on top of them,and use a jig-n-minnow,it's the best.If the weather has been stable,say the last 2 day's are the same type of day-either rain every day or sun every day,it's a stable condition. The fish will be in a pattern. Don't underestimate the local weather effect on fish.Also a good stable weather method is a simple drift,using a harness or a jig. Maybe even a 3-way rig.Don't leave the dock without minnow's,crawler's and if possible leeches.Pa. isn't the best state to find them.
03-13-2002, 05:57 PM
I'm not really sure what you mean by shallow, but I fish PA waters alot and I know spinners are the way to go. If your in less than 15 feet of water don't be scared to send your bouncers and spinners out on boards because most likely you will be spooking fish that are that shallow with your boat. Use a light bouncer,sometimes I have as much as 200' of 10# FireLine out. I know it sounds extreme but it works. FireLine is key with that much line out,mono just doesn't have the hook setting ability. Most of the waters in Pa. aren't polluted with walleyes,and not very often do I find them schooled up. You have got to cover water and the more you cover the more fish your gonna net. It takes a few trips to get the feel of it so don't be discouraged if you come up empty your first few tries.
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