Italo,I have duplicated your weed walleye strategy this late summer and early fall. The hot chub taildancer is hot. It seems to have peetered out around a week ago. Do you find this to be the case in Quinte ? Where do they go from the weedlines ? Is it over or will it again happen with patience ?Thanks for all the informative techniques you share !

Posted on October 14th, 2017

Hi Robert, the Tail Dancer does not “peter-out”, the walleye just were not feeding on the weedlines you were fishing. As you know walleye are migratory and for the most part constantly cruise weedlines, weedbeds, structure to structure and even open water in search of food. If you are fishing the TD9HC anywhere in Quinte and you don’t get strikes, you need to fish different weeds until you find them. Sometimes they are feeding along nearby weeds, sometimes on the opposite shore and other times miles away. I have caught walleye cranking the weedlines right up to ice-up (where we had to use the lower unit of the engine to crack ice so we could launch the boat). The walleye will continue to feed on the weedlines right up through Dec. Best to fish them is when there is at least 2-3 days of stable weather, low or no waves and between 10am to 3pm.

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