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Need advice on walleye fishing

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The lakes and river in my area are pretty stocked with walleye....I know NOTHING about fishing for walleye.

Can someone give me some pointers on the type of setup i need...

Types of lures and techniques that work best...

Best time/season to fish for them and just basically any info to help a beginner out.

Thanks  :)

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i always used spinning gear in MN...6lb trilene XL...1/8oz jighead tipped with a small minnow...drag and hop the bottom...best time for me was about the first hour after the sun went down

Cliff

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Here on St. Clair, most guys fish with crawler harnesses (drifting or trolling with just enough weight to keep bait on bottom). I make my own. I also have alot of success with crankbaits, mostly Shad Raps and Cotton Cordell Wally Divers. My PB (9lb 4oz) hit a Crawdad Wally Diver on 8-9-06. I was so excited, as soon as I released it, I realized I didn't take a picture. So now it's just a fish story.

I use spinning and baitcasting tackle. On the spinning tackle I have 6# Trilene XL and baitcasting 12# XL.

As far as time, daybreak and sunset are best for me.

Falcon

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Look for walleyes around rock-piles, drop-offs, and mud flats in the 10'-25' range depending on weather (spring=more shallow, summer=deeper water). Try using 1/8oz jigs (1/4oz if it's windy). Chartruese, white, orange, and blue are good jig colors. For walleye I use a 6'6" Medium rod, and Sterns ultra-braid 20lb, it's my Bass/Walleye rod. And if your just jigging, try a 5'-6'6" Ultra Light. I use an ultra light when I go to canada, you can't beat the sencitivity.

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Hey!  I'm going to fish in Michigan (Portage Lake) in August and I've never even see a walleye except for TV shows.

I appreciate this advice because I really want to catch one!

Anybody fishing Portage?  and specific advice for a southern boy who's been bass fishing for most of his life?

Thanks!

Al

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trolling with cranks, vertical jigging with curlytail grubs, and vetical jigging with a jig head and leach,worm,minnow or trolling with them,and trolling with curlytail grub

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oh yeah, dont forget to keep one or two for lunch, they are goooood

Cliff

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iv never seen one either

the other day out of the blue a guy said he and some people caught a bunch opf these at my lake.....

personally, i think their full of it, i would have came accross them at some point

ugly loooking fish tho, their eyes are scary the way they glow kind of

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Other than trout maybe the easiest fish to clean.  Fillet very easy and lots of meat for the size of fish.  I like to vertical jig a spoon or grub tail jig in no less than 35 feet of water near drop offs.  Early morning in the summer or night.  I find the largest of these fish in Feb.  Tailraces below dams at dusk along steep banks.  Their night vision is great so dont worry about them finding your bait.  My largets to date is 14lbs caught on a Wiggle Wart, crawfish color, in a small river deep hole.  The mid summer bite is like,  well fishing.  Fishing and catching 2 different terms.  good luck.

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one way i love to fish for walleyes is to use a rapala tail dancer and get right down into those weeds when i get caught in em i just rip that tail dancer righht on out and thats where i get most of my strikes for walleyes

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T-rig your fish looks alot like a zander. 8-) Guitarist86 you can use jighead with grubs, and bladebaits. I'm not really an expert on walleyes . Good luck and post your catch.

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T-rig your fish looks alot like a zander. 8-) Guitarist86 you can use jighead with grubs, and bladebaits. I'm not really an expert on walleyes . Good luck and post your catch.

It is a Zander but they have identical feeding habits. Zander are the european cousin of the north american Walleye. How come you know so much about european fish?

I caught these these the other day on a LC LV-500 Max. They are tasty!!!

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T-rig your fish looks alot like a zander. 8-) Guitarist86 you can use jighead with grubs, and bladebaits. I'm not really an expert on walleyes . Good luck and post your catch.

It is a Zander but they have identical feeding habits. Zander are the european cousin of the north american Walleye. How come you know so much about european fish?

I caught these these the other day on a LC LV-500 Max. They are tasty!!!

WOW!!!! whats the average weight?

zander is the only fish I keep, they taste great

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T-rig your fish looks alot like a zander. 8-) Guitarist86 you can use jighead with grubs, and bladebaits. I'm not really an expert on walleyes . Good luck and post your catch.

It is a Zander but they have identical feeding habits. Zander are the european cousin of the north american Walleye. How come you know so much about european fish?

I caught these these the other day on a LC LV-500 Max. They are tasty!!!

WOW!!!! whats the average weight?

zander is the only fish I keep, they taste great

I'm not sure Vyron but I guess 2kg+. I caught 13 that night but only kept the one's in the pic.

It is one of best tasting fish there is! :)

During the summer, rivers that flow in the lake hold alot of Zander. They love the cool water.

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one way i love to fish for walleyes is to use a rapala tail dancer and get right down into those weeds when i get caught in em i just rip that tail dancer righht on out and thats where i get most of my strikes for walleyes

Where are you catching eyes?

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