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kotadust

shore fishing walleye

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Is there any were in this(brainerd/nisswa and surounding) area that might be ok to shore fish for walleye .....and what would be a good way to go about it if there is (at the risk of much ridicule here I will admit I have never fished for walleye yet but I want to get into it or at least try to lol)

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Probably the most effective method I've used for shore fishing walleye is a slip sinker and floating jig tipped with a minnow or leech. I used a BB split shot to set the minimum distance from the slip sinker to the floater. Usually about a foot or so to start and then vary from there.

One way I've done this was to cast it out and let it sit for a while with the bale open. This could be a few minutes or more. If you haven't had any takers in a while, very carefully pick up your rod and begin to very slowly drag the line in. I'm talking real slow here. The slower the better. It seems that I often got hit when the jig started to move. This works great on Lake Vermilion's Hoodoo Point if you ever get up there in the early part of the season. This can also be effective on rivers like the Cutfoot Sioux or St. Louis.

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