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Jigging deep-water walleye.

Posted on May 21st, 2016

Looks like post-spawn “recovering” big-walleye have recovered, they are looking healthy and feeding aggressively.

057A6964 Italo_walleye I had the chance to do some “deep-water” jigging for walleye with my good friend Bill Henry using 3/8 oz. jigheads with Lunker City plastic grubs like the famous Fin-S-Fish and Shaker, fishing them vertically right on the bottom.

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We started by locating walleye using the Raymarine HybridTouch and actually marked individual fish, then started jigging right on top of the mark and started catching fish.

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We used both the Fin-S-Fish jighead and football jigheads to keep our swim-baits on the bottom. The Sufix 832 braid in 20 lb. test really helps to get a fast drop, to jig accurately and to get really good hook-sets into these big-mouth walleye.

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One of the reason the walleye are getting healthy fast is the amount of baitfish all around them. You can see in the image above that the baitfish where thick.

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Our outfits of choice were the Rapala R-Type spinning outfits in the medium-heavy action loaded with 20 lb. braid and Sufix Fluorocarbon leaders.  Can’t wait to get out again!

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