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Bobby Bass

How to catch walleye!

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How to catch walleye!

It has come to my attention that some people think fishing for walleye can be well a Challenge! I find this handy tactic to work well in the summer. What you have to do is treat walleye fishing just like ice fishing. Yup, it's as simple as that. All you need to do is find a boat anchored all by themselves on a local lake where someone once caught a walleye. You then motor up to with in casting distance of the other boat and anchor. You can now lower a minnow or jig or a combination of both over the side and wait. Sooner or later other boats will see the two of you anchored there and will move into casting distance where they to will anchor. The three of you will soon grow into four and then to eight. The walleye swimming below will seek the shade from all of these boats over head and just like the boats soon two or four or eight will move in under the boats.

Now here is the important part, someone needs to catch a fish, don't have to be a walleye but someone needs to have their pole bend some and a fish needs to be brought to the boat, It works best if the fish is landed on the side of the boat where no other fishermen can see how small it is. After a quick release the rod must be rebaited and tossed back over the side. When someone yells "What ya catch?" The reply must be "A Walleye" This exchange makes the area you are in a "Walleye Hot Spot" you are now walleye fishing.

See Walleye fishing is really quite easy. Just make sure you have a good cooler, lots of cold drinks, pick windy days with the threat of rain and pack a lunch. Comin soon, How to catch Panfish!

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You forgot the part where you toss in a yellow fish marker. Nothing atracks boats more then a yellow marker.

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Now that's funny right there. laugh I will be waiting to hear on the Panfish.

fishdale - That is why I use an orange one, but don't say anything to anyone.

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This is funny. Good post. You should always keep a 30+ inch rubber walleye or 40+ inch rubber pike in the boat to pull out of the water from time to time. That will always get people interested.

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Hilarious! Love it! Power in Numbers. Perhaps this is a potential marketing tactic - tell them what you're catching em on and where to buy it!

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little to much extra time on your hands?

You write that like it is a bad thing!

I tend to write stories when I post here. A little humor for those sitting under the hum of tube lighting.

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Great post Bobby. Gotta love Walleye fishing. I enjoy the humor as I am also stuck to the confines of tube lighting and two massive computer monitors....

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Hilarious, can't wait to hear how I can catch some panfish too. Memorial weekend seems to be a good time for me to try out your trick. I hope it puts some in the boat

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Every once in awhile, tell your partner (just loud enough) to run the live well. This really gets their attention.

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ahahahahahaha reminds me of opener.......... some guy comes up to us, u catching anything "nope" well we're gonna give u some company for a little bit. parks less then 10 yards away. LMAO!!! made me laugh before i have to head to work

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don't forget to tell your buddy to get the net. the use of a net will get all boats within glassing distance to come on in for a pass or two

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Originally Posted By: mrklean
little to much extra time on your hands?

Says the guy with 2,322 posts!!!!

think that's bad, my goal is to surpass Dwight in posts by the end of the year! laugh

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GOOD ONE!! another fisherman attractor is walking up to the shore while you have a pole in on the dock and run like crazy out to the pole and turn your back to the boat and take the 8" walleye off and be like aaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh #$$%% it got away watch them come in.. its like skeeters on a light bulb

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