The summer doldrums are wrapping up and the fall bite is approaching fast with these cooler night time temps we have been getting. I have noticed on a few lakes that those walleyes are starting to move back into the shallows. They of coarse are looking to put on the ole feed bag before Ole Man Winter gets here. So get out your Shad Raps or Twister Tails and get to cranking or trolling in that 6-10 feet of water adjacent to the shallower weed flats and humps. Come evening a slip bobber and shiner or leech could also really produce. Just locate your baits 1 foot from the bottom and you should hit those tasty eyes if there are some in that area.
Of coarse the key is to locate where they are at. If you know the area and have spots that have produced before go geeeeet em! If not, then your in for some running and gunning . Move Move Move! Dont hang around one spot too long. If they are there youll catch them and if nothing is hitting move some more until you locate the area they are holding too. Once you find a spot and catch some walleyes. Try looking for other similar spots to see if they are holding those walleyes.
Remember that these walleyes will become very aggressive after all they are pike. Moving baits by them should induce their strike sense. Since they are easier to catch this time of year especially the big pigs. We should practice some catch and release ethics. Take a quick pic and toss those bigger breeders back. The fishery will be better for it and youll enjoy eating those smaller more firm tastier fillets. I know that there is a difference between what is legal and what is ethical. Do you? We discuss these types of topics plus see fishing reports filled with pictures and videos from all over the area Cmon and join us www.ckoutdoors.com
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