Author Topic: Clueless  (Read 5198 times)

Offline Stickhick86

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« on: Jan 29, 2019, 07:34 AM »
Beginning to think I don't know nearly as much as I thought about catching walleye. Going on my second season without putting any on the ice. I have tried everything I know and I just can't seem to find them. I have tried flats right before a steep drop off. I have tried the drop offs. I have tried saddles and I have tried deep holes. I use a camera and a sonar unit. I still can't seem to find them. I have tried deadsticking in the hut and jig next to it with all sorts of lures. I have tried tip ups at varying depths( mostly foot to foot and half off bottom) to no avail. What am I don't wrong? Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Offline bigstorm

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Re: Clueless
« Reply #1 on: Jan 29, 2019, 12:59 PM »
not trying to be a smarta$$, but are walleyes common on that lake during open water? That said, I know of a lake where I can do well on walleyes in the spring, early summer and all fall but as soon as it ices over, they disappear almost. Another lake that they bite well on open water, they only bite at night in the winter

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Re: Clueless
« Reply #2 on: Feb 27, 2019, 06:52 AM »
We have a few walleye lakes around here and I have had the walleye obsession for a few years.  Mostly because they are a challenging fish to catch.  Find the bait find the fish.  Weed lines or pile of rocks.  I only fish at night, mostly because I don't catch them to often during the day.  Drill all your holes early be quiet around the tip ups.  I'll set up mid afternoon in deeper water and move my tip ups shallower as it gets darker.  Put lights on the tip ups, stay away and leave them alone.  I use large shiners foot off the bottom if I'm on a steep drop off I'll suspend a few.   Around here if you get 3-4 a night you are doing pretty good, I think.
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Offline eyeflyer

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Re: Clueless
« Reply #3 on: Nov 13, 2019, 12:53 AM »
Hard to locate (unless you summer fish there) but mid lake humps can be one of the best spots in the winter where I fish. Not to many spots will concentrate fish like a hump in the winter but if they don't have rocks/weeds on top they don't attract much. The great thing about humps is they will hang around them off the sides all day, the bite is much slower but they can still be caught and humps will attract many species, in this area Whitefish, Perch, Pike and Walleye. I rarely ice fish a lake I haven't fished in the summer so I have lots of humps marked in various lakes.  One of my sons took this one off a mid lake hump a few years back.


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