Hello Italo, First of all I would like to say that you are 1 of the best teachers for fishing multi species I’ve seen on TV…thanks. I like to fish weed line walleyes from late spring-early fall (hunting after that), & I have 3 spinning rods, what lure would you recommend for each? Footnote: The forage base in the lakes I fish is primarily yellow perch & sunfish/bluegills. Also, would you tip a bucktail jig with a piece of real nightcrawler?Sincerely,Les Baylor9/2/21Posted on September 2nd, 2021
Hi Les, thank you for your kind words. Sounds like you like to catch weed-Walleye as much as I do.
I would suggest you rig one rod with a Rapala Tail Dancre #9 hot-chub color (TD9 HC) that looks like a perch and has a walleye-tantalizing wobble. It dives down to 12′ on a long cast. For average casts it dives down to 8′ which is ideal for weed-walleye.
The second rod I would rig with a 3 1/2″ paddle-tail soft-plastic minnow like Fishing Compete Lil Magic Swim , and on the third rod a 1/4 or 3/8 oz black bucktail jig. I would not recommend tipping it with a piece of nightcrawler. Just fish it as it is and snap-jig it in and around the edges of the weeds.
Walleye will usually strike it on the drop so when you go to jig up you will feel a fish on.
With all three it’s important to be as close as you can to the edge of the weeds and even hit some of the weeds. If you use a braided line you should be able to “snap” any light weeds off with a quick lift of the rod….God bless you.