the fishing is about as good as one could ask....all day long action....100 fish days not out of the question...wont be buying too many minnows now...worms and leeches....yesterday we hit close to 60 in 5 and a half hours....very vertical and shallow...mostly jig and a leech....i love shallow water fishing...i do believe i excell at it....the fish got bigger as the day went....wich may mean the mayflie larva is emerging....i for one like the first part of the hatch...not sure that it will be as big as usual.....as the weather (cooler)...will help....not to say there is a may fly hatch.....but they are always down there....and the fish are just ravenous and there is a lot of competition for feed right now...so the bite stays on for the whole day....that and weather conditions are absolutely perfect so it seems and must be....well just wish i was busier....had a very fun day with clients yesterday...sure is a fun time of year to fish.....have fun and set that hook!
On Leech Lake the walleye fishing has been good but lots of little fish. So I switched to a jig and rubber worm or rubber leech. I added a stinger hook as walleye don't hang on to the rubber very long (guess they are smarter then bass). With the jig worm I don't catch as many little walleye and little perch. Often times the larger fish just hammer it.
i believe at times they in hale the scent also...fish are conditioned to a point...i learn new things always...but that is my guess there...or too much bait for them...when using a real crawler...i use half only....and if a leech or minnow,,,very deep hook....good luck and set that hook.....fishing is great right now!!!!!!!
I am new to walleye fishing. What I want to know is this. In July/August are the walleyes typically deep? If so does it depend on the lake or do you fish walleyes the same no matter what lake you go to? I know these questions are vague but any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
It definitely depends on the lake, water clarity, temp, etc. There are some lakes where catching walleyes in less then 10 feet of water is the norm while other lakes you need to go very deep. You would probably have to go to the locals to see how they are catching them.
Even eminent chartered accountants are known, in their capacity as fishermen, blissfully to ignore differences between seven and ten inches, half a pound and two pounds, three fish and a dozen fish. ~ William Sherwood Fox, Silken Lines and Silver Hooks, 1954