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Cabbage Weed Walleye tactics

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I've found some cabbage weeds that are holding some walleyes, have caught a few at dusk trolling plugs, but would like to try for them using other tactics during the day. What specifics work for you to catch cabbage patch 'eyes? Thanks.

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Try large Swimbaits, like the Hollow Belly or the Money Minnow.

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Fishermatt:

This time of year the cabbage is still soft and the stems have not gotten woody. If I'm in the cabbage I usually toss a Veg-e-jig with a Gulp minnow (smelt-looks close to shiner) or if I'm fishing fast I go to a Gopher mushroom head jig and a senko type bait ( yes! for walleyes) 90% of the time I will use black. If you use some fishing glue on the head of the bait you can rip it thru the cabbage and it stays very secure. I fish both baits on braid.

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I really like the Northland Tackle Weed Weasle jig...the smallest size possible with a big shinner minnow. The big shinner makes the jig fall very slow, and thats what gets bites

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If there not to thick, weave a crank bait through them, Husky jerk-baits or X-raps. Once the get thick, flipping jigs, think bass fishing, can work. There always seems to be some holes in cabage and a slip bobber and shiner or leech can work when nothing else will.

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I will also use an inline type spinner with a plastic shad type bait, or a big minnow too. The blades tend to push the weeds out of the way.

I think the one I use is made by terminator. Its a little different than this one, but this one will work.

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Weedlsee jigs, inline spinners tipped with a gulp shiner or crawler piece, toss a paddle tail in there or a slip bobber.

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I like a small 1/32 red marabou weedless jig tipped with an appropriately sized fathead if I am trolling the edges. A lighted bobber at night still can't be beat this time of year.

Tight lines;

Uncle Kes

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All good answers here. Jigs and plastics or minnows go through cabbage well, or slip bobbers if you want to slow down that much. Before long you'll have trouble getting a crankbait through the cabbage unless it's very sparse.

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Fishermatt,

We caught some really nice eyes two days ago on Mille Lacs in shallow cabbage (5-10 feet) on musky baits! We were targeting muskies, but caught a bunch of bonus walleye and pike using jerkbaits and gliders like Phantoms and Magic Makers (black/orange and firetiger). Nothing to eat...as you can imagine, using big baits like that, you tend to catch the big aggressive walleyes. They were all 20-26 inches, and we saw or lost a few that were bigger. This is a great "big fish" pattern that happens every year.

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Okay, stupid question here.....What is cabbage weed and what does it look like? I have searched the internet but cannot find anything.

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A stalked weed with broad, green leaves that typically grows in lakes with better water clarity.

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A stalked weed with broad, green leaves that typically grows in lakes with better water clarity.

...... and not much milfoil mad

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fishermatt-

Kind of depends on the walleye's food sources and what's available for them at the time. Right now I'd pay a lot of attention to the jig/shiner tips given here. wink I also like a light, plain leech rig thru the weeds.

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Try searcching large-leaf pondweed or broad-leaf pondweed.

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