01-13-2000, 08:22 PM
I am trying to get some direction as to how to catch walleyes and saugeye in lakes in Ohio, like Saltfork and Senecaville. I live in south-eastern Ohio and usually only fish in the winter months.I work construction in the summer and hope to try to figure out some good patterns for winter.When I get out in the summer and can catch them up in shallow water, I do ok but the cold water has me stumped. Hope some one can head me the right way. Thanks.
In lakes your presentation should just be slower and more subtle compared to what you are doing in the summer. These are my recomendations:
1. Jig and a Minnow - Try a fireball jig and the biggest minnows you can find. I use a fireball jig because it allows for a 2" stinger hook to catch finicky biters.
2. Try a lindy rig with a floating jig head and a minnow.
3. Try Cicada blade baits in 20-40 feet of water. Vertical jig or cast and retrieve these baits which are awesome in the winter.
On Ohio resevoirs I would try main lake points in 20- 50 feet of water. Slow down your presentation and use your electronics to find fish.
I feel that walleyes are schooled up this time of the year and you should not fish until you find them on your graph.