: Walleye from shore
01-04-2003, 10:03 AM
Usually I am strictly a bass fisherman but am planning on going walleye fishing very soon and I was wondering the best tactic for fishing from shore. Most people have told me a shallow divin' crankbait is what is best right now but I have no clue what to use. Please help me.
01-04-2003, 12:26 PM
Not meaning to duck your direct question. But I and many others on this board could help you, suggest a particular lure, technique, time of day to fish, type of live bait to use and a hundred other variables while fishing from shore. But without knowing other particulars, like if your fishing a river, lake, reservoir, or pond and its dynamics. The how, when, where, why and with what you could/should use, may render our suggestions totally usless. Your question is a good one, but will be vague in its perceived remedy without more information from you.
01-05-2003, 12:09 AM
With no further information, suspending stick baits such as husky jerks (HJ 10's & 12's) and rouges fished extremely slow at nite. Jigs with twisters is another option. See what sells at the local bait shop.
01-05-2003, 04:04 AM
A very simple shore fishing staple is a slip sinker, livebait rig. I use a half ounce sliding sinker( bullet weight, egg sinker, lindy sinker or the like), a small swivel and about a 30" mono leader, lighter the better (6lb.), and a plain hook of maybe a #4-#6 size.(light wire the best) Hook a minnow in the tail so it can swim freely, having not to much resistent with the short, light leader and light hook to drag around. Throw'er out and set the rod down, leaving the bail open with a loop a line hanging down and relax. Watch the tip and the loop of line. Always tail hook the minnow.
This is the only SURE way to know your bait is dwon in the walleye, bottem zone, when fishing from shore. I've cuaght many walleyes that way in many places from shore. You can cast and retrieve this rig to...slooooooooowwwwwwly. Also, IF you can correctly set the depth right from shore, a slipbobber rig is equally as potent a plan.
01-05-2003, 01:14 PM
Thank you Mr. Fellegy. I just wasn't thinking, his plan is certainly the higher percentage one. With casting stickbaits or plastics you need to figure out what retrieve, what bait, and what color.
Mr. Fellegy - Whats your thoughts on how long to stay in one spot w/o a bite when fishing minnows? Winter nite fishing, lots of options for moving.
Just ask the 80 year old timer that lives around the lake, get to know the guy and take all the sarcastic remarks he tries to give you. Then when you ask him a direct question and he gives you anohter sarcastic remark... do just the opposite. After you get to know the guy a while he will start to give you the straight answers when he knows you're serious about eye's...especially if you're getting some in his spot. Funny thing about some of these old timers, they don't believe nothing unless they see the fish. They are wise, opinionated and they've seen it all, but once you get to know em' they're the best.
01-05-2003, 08:21 PM
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01-05-2003, 10:49 PM
Shallow or deep? Lake or River? Night or day? Gin clear or Mississippi mud? Unlike those bucket mouths, there are alot of variables on catching the wiley walleye.