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Since some are gearing up for the walleyes to happen. Lets here some of those time tested walleye secrect tactics.........

I am kinda partial to rivers, so my favorite is slip bobber and minnow drifted along the runs.. Or casting some shad raps through the same areas.

Maybe some jiggin in the holes... No bad thoughts here
 

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'Eye Tactics.....

pigeonflier said:
Since some are gearing up for the walleyes to happen. Lets here some of those time tested walleye secrect tactics.........

I am kinda partial to rivers, so my favorite is slip bobber and minnow drifted along the runs.. Or casting some shad raps through the same areas.

Maybe some jiggin in the holes... No bad thoughts here
I like to use the "new" tactic that materialized over on the Maumee in Ohio a few years back. People are using an egg sinker in the 1/4 to 1/2 oz. range with a leader and a floating jig head, tipped with a 2-3" twister tail. I always use the scent impregnated soft plastics like Berkely Powerbait, Yum, etc. The best color combos are flo. Red head with white body, Chart. green head with Chart./Clear body, Orange on Orange, etc. Switching colors often is key. color can change from day to day.
 

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I like to use the "new" tactic that materialized over on the Maumee in Ohio a few years back. People are using an egg sinker in the 1/4 to 1/2 oz. range with a leader and a floating jig head, tipped with a 2-3" twister tail. I always use the scent impregnated soft plastics like Berkely Powerbait, Yum, etc. The best color combos are flo. Red head with white body, Chart. green head with Chart./Clear body, Orange on Orange, etc. Switching colors often is key. color can change from day to day.
that is pretty much how i do it as well length of the leader will change as well .
 

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Hey thanks guys for your ideas on walleye. That gives me a idea on what to use so I don't look so crazy when I go for the first time. Keep them coming.
 

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Nice 'eyes!!!

I got on a mess of nice walleyes last week. Took them right next to a nice pile of cole slaw and hush puppies with another nice side of german potato salad. What a catch!!!
 

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Bait and switch!

My best luck catching 'eyes is tricking them into thinking I'm actually fishing for river smallies or steelhead...fools them every time.
This method does however cut down on the number of river smallies and steelhead you will actually catch when you try for those...it's always something.
 

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Tails??

Bubba, you have a preference on tails??? I saw an advertisement for a Mann's Twister Tail that they are touting as the "strongest" one, that will stay on barbless hooks the best.
 

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What type tails do you use and do you use live bait to? I am planning on going to the Elkhart dam sometimes and I would like to know a little bit on how to fish below the dam.
 

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I'm ready, let the 'eyes have it!!

Ok, just got back from a little shopping trip.
Have my floating jig heads, 2 and 3 inch twister tails. I'll spool up a couple reels here in a bit and be all set.

Tomorrow, hitting the St. Joe!!!:fish: :fish: :fish: :fish2: :fish: :fish2: there's a limit right there.
 

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going to maumee monday waters up so are the water temps 43 degs today the bite is on :fish:got about 200 pounds of lead melted down egg weights every where lol:help:
 

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What about all this rain....river men??

Sounds good Bubba. Thanks. Howdy Quail, and 410. I thought about going tomorrow, but all this rain makes me wonder if it would be a waste of time. I know the rivers were swelling when I drove down to Greensburg earlier this afternoon. Down there everything was flooding. I imagine it will be here tomorrow too. Any thoughts from the river rats??
 

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:sad: Unfortunately we're in this silly cycle again where it's raining on the weekend, nice thru the week, I generally wait a day or two for things to settle after the rains and then "burn" a vacation day...
 
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