Will be fishing in a tournament this weekend on the Wisconsin river was wondering if anyone had any recommendations on how they would fish for Walleye at this time of year on a river? I was thinking of using 5" jerk shads on a minnow spinner with a bottom bouncer and #11 husky jerk on a three way water temps are 52-56 any suggestions will be appreciated.
I would add some #5 or #7 shad Raps "firetiger" into the mix along with some White 3" to 6" Twister Tails for pitching and maybe some live bait just in case that is what there in the mood for. I'd look for clean water adjacent to Mud lines, also keep moving the Eye's this time of year have the feed bag on and are Schooling up, usually if you find fish this time of year there will be a bunch in the area.
What is your guys opinion of when to fish the shallows say 1-6 fow early, midday or night havent had much luck with timing that out always fishing in 7-35 fow water but once I stop marking fish or stop catching fish for extended periods of time I tend to move shallow no matter the time of day.
Well when on the lakes I if its either late in the day or early in the day I will start in the shallows and move deeper until i find them. If its mid day i will start deeper and work shallower until I find them.
Sometimes they are in the exact opposite spot you would figure. I have found large walleye in 2 feet of water on a bright sunny day at 1-2pm so there is nothing exact but the above method is probably as good a place as any to start at.
I don't know anything about the Wisconsin River but I almost always fish in 8 feet or less of water on the River this time of year if I'm cranking it's 5' to 8' and pitching 2' to 6'.
Nofish I haven't been fishing much at all lately I made it out twice Sturgeon Fishing and have not had my boat out or shore fished Pool 2 in months.....very disapointing to say the least. I know they have been doing good up by the Dam on Eye's and White Bass and I can only assume Minnehaha would be it's normal hit or miss self.">
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