After all my travels filming in the Gulf of Mexico, BC and Newfoundland I finally was able to get out for some river walleye fishing.
I am blown-away every time I look at the screen resolution of the new Raymarine Element fishfinder that shows me every detail of the bottom. My strategy when fishing rivers is to locate structure breaks in the 20-30′ break that come out of main lake shorelines and to find the “spot-on-the-spot” along those breaks which is a subtle change in bottom, a dip, a rise, or a large rock. Those areas are usually magnets for cruising walleye.
If the current speed is 2-3mph I usually fish a 3/8 oz. jighead with a 4 1/2″ Lunker City Fin-S Fish right on the bottom.
To do this effectively I find I have to constantly adjust the Motorguide thrusting it forward or backwards to try and neutralize my drift so I’m travelling at current speed and my line is as vertical as possible.
Good electronics definitely make the difference between a so-so day on the water and a game-changer!