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Rootman

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Anyone have any advice for finding walleyes this time of year?  I am still trying to figure them out.  Have caught them in the past on crankbaits, but was not trying to catch them.  Is bottom bouncing still a viable way to find them?  Any advice is greatly appreciated.  Thx 

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I was there with a buddy last thursday and friday and we struggled. We bottom bounced with crawlers most of thursday afternoon. Nothing. We finally started drifting a 1/4 oz jig with a crawler and my buddy caught a nice 19.5 incher. I had 2 smalls. We went back friday afternoon and it was your classic "walleye day". Cloudy with a little chop. Went back to drifting the jig/crawler and nothing!! We targeted 15 to 25 fow. Water temp thursday was 66. It dropped to 61 friday with the cold night and cool day air temps. It was disappointing. 

 

 

 

 

 

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6 hours ago, Rootman said:

Anyone have any advice for finding walleyes this time of year?  I am still trying to figure them out.  Have caught them in the past on crankbaits, but was not trying to catch them.  Is bottom bouncing still a viable way to find them?  Any advice is greatly appreciated.  Thx 

Find a drop off with a bend in the channel edge - say from 15 to 40 feet or something similar - and run that edge and the close channel bottom with sonar. When you see a shad ball or a school of fish, drop a War Eagle or Binks spoon to the bottom and jig it vertically. By the way, this time of year, look at the channel where a creek flows into the main river. Since late August I have not been fishing for walleye (freezer stocked) but that is where I would look.

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