Spinner Fishing Tricks for Walleye

Spinner Fishing Tricks for Walleye

 

This week, host Jon Thelen travels to Lake of the Woods in northern Minnesota where the spinner rig bite is just taking hold. Trolling Lindy Spinners beefed up with a crawler and a minnow at the same time produces trophy walleyes and a few dinner fish. Jon details both the technique and the location in this episode to show you where and how to catch them.

Lure Fishing #65 – Jig and Jerkbait Walleye Fishing Float Trip on a Small River

Lure Fishing #65 – Jig and Jerkbait Walleye Fishing Float Trip on a Small River

 

Total walleye in the video: 5
Total smallmouth bass in the video: 4
Total yellow perch in the video: 1
Total northern pike in the video: 1

Best walleye in the video: 0:34 or 1:45
Best yellow perch in the video: 6:25
Best smallmouth bass in the video: 2:46 or 5:03
Best northern pike in the video: 0:00

I was jig and jerkbait fishing with a friend in New York during late spring or early summer (early June, 2014). We were on a float trip on a small river, and we were fishing mostly by working husky jerks with a stop and go retrieve and by jigging 1/4 oz. black and chartreuse bucktail jigs. We ended up hooking into four walleye over 20″ (with two over 24″), some smallmouth bass, a jumbo yellow perch, and a pike before the day was over.

This is one of many videos in the Lure Fishing series — watch others for triple-digit numbers of fish, trophy fish, the tips and techniques I pick up along the way, and more!