Summer fishing is always something I look forward to, but this year it hasn’t been easy to find the walleye. It took some serious thinking to find out where they could be. After many trial spots I narrowed it down to one, and fished it pretty hard. I finally found them on a rocky shore line right next to a 30-35 foot hole right by the drop off in about 17 feet. Once I found them I caught 2 walleye in less than an hour, with many bass and pike mixed in. My tip is if the fish aren’t biting, ditch the usual spots, and try something different. It paid off for me, and it will help you catch more fish.
If you are into fishing walleye you know how picky fish can be. Fish being picky is often a result of presentation, or what bait or lure you are using. this can all be prevented by checking your presentation before you toss our bait or lure in to the water. Trust me you will be more successful if you check what you are putting in front of the fish.
Many questions are asked about what kind of reel to use. In some cases it is best to use a spinning reel, like if you are slip bobber fishing. Or if you are trolling one of the best options is a bait casting reel. But then there is casting. Both spinning and bait casting reels are good for this job, but now it depends on the species of fish you are targeting. If it is bass you are casting for, then i would use a bait casting reel because you usually don’t have to cast far. On the other hand, if you are casting for walleye then you would want to use a spinning reel, because it can cast farther.
Evaluate the lake before you go fishing on it.
If you are one of those people who always like trying new spots when things slow down, than read up on this tip. Going to a new lake can work sometimes, but if you don’t evaluate it before you go fishing, it could just be another dead sea. the key is to study the lake map, and make a plan. then you will not be wasting time when you are out o the water.
Tip 1: Don’t be afraid to use a slip bobber
Some anglers rarely ever use floats or slip bobbers; instead they rely on their rods to feel the bite. In most cases that works just fine, but when there is a light bite the few that switch to slip bobbers will most likely do better. Even the best rods can’t feel every bite, and the fish will hold on longer with a slip bobber.
Have you ever wondered how some anglers catch so many quality fish? Well I may be young, but I have many secret tips and tricks about the wonderful sport of fishing. If you want to be the next one that’s reeling in the next whopper walleye, bass, pike, or panfish. Than these helpful hints can really improve your catching to fishing ratio. Or maybe you are just learning how to fish and need some insider information to make yourself a better fisherman.