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whats a good bait to use for walleye? ive never caught one but we now have land at a lake that is stocked with some.

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  • whats a good bait to use for walleye? ive never caught one but we now have land at a lake that is stocked with some.

    whats a good bait to use for walleye? ive never caught one but we now have land at a lake that is stocked with some.

  • #2
    I've caught them on spinners, mainly mepps. Also I know guys who use crankbaits. Nightcrawlers and leeches also work.

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    • #3
      leeches, nightcrawlers, or minnows should work. Fish minnows on a 1/4 to 1/2 oz. jighead, and leeches and nightcrawlers on a walleye spinner rig.

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      • #4
        gulp alive leech and twister tails.

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        • #5
          Walleye are a new fish to me. I caught my first one about 14 years ago, but then waited 9 years or so before I caught another one. I have yet to say "I am going to catch a walleye" and caught any. All that I have caught have been trolling for hybrid bass or trout using crankbaits of one type or another. I have caught the most on a Rapala jointed minnow. It runs shallow which is (the way I understand it) not where you look for walleye. Guess I just got lucky. Wow. I go back and review this answer and realize I helped absolutely none. Sorry.

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          • #6
            The number one catcher is a night crawler rigged to drag the bottom about a foot behind the weight. Fish in 25-50 feet of water off points if you can. Next to that are the minnow and leech. Crank baits trolled parallel to the shore or over sand flats in the DIRTY water where wind is blowing waves into the shore or shallows is good too regardless of the depth. Walleye are unique in that they make their living preying on bait fish that can't see because of the murkyness of the water. They have sensory perception and visibility better than any other fresh water fish. You won't find a bass or northern in that murky water but that is where the walleye hunt. They come up out of the depths to feed any time such conditions exist. Take a look at http://www.aimfishing.com/ where a tournament is going on right now. These guys all have to use artificials and most are using crank baits in the shallows.

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            • #7
              I have caught more Walleye with leeches than anything. It's like crack to them. I remember a few years back I was on a lake in Henippin Minnesota back when I lived there fishing opening day. I casted my leech out in about 8 feet of water. As my bait neared the boat at the end of my retrieve, an 8 pounder smashed it. That was one of the most exciting moments of my fishing career.

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              • #8
                another good piece of tackle is a Road Runner, its more of a jigging bait but last time i went to Canada it worked well.

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