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What are my artificial bait choices for wallleye?

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Rather than chasing to the bait shop for minnows, what artificial baits or lures have produced well for you?

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Gotta like jigging spoons, although I always tip them with a minnow head. Nearly all the walleyes I catch through the ice are on a jigging spoon with a minnow head, or a whole live minnow under a deadstick.

I use plastics a lot for panfish, but not very much for walleyes.

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Does any one ever tip their Forage Minnow or Buckshot spoon with Gulp! maggots? Just wondering because I use them for panfish and they work but I don't know if I'd just be wasting my time using them for walleye's.

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I have and caught a few walleyes, all small though. They didn't really seem to interested with the maggots.

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rapala jigging shad raps or salmo chubby darters

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For me Power Minnows, Jigging Raps/Shads or Chubby Darters have been effective at times. Tipping jigging spoons with plastics or gulp have worked as well.

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Dont be afraid to try anything tipped with waxies for wallies, in fact most of the time they prefer them to minnow heads, tip one on each treble, ive pounded walleyes with a rat finky and a waxie many times, a smaller glow red buckshot tipped with waxies will catch just about anything, would be a good setup for crappies and walleyes. Smal crappie minnows on a plain hook are hard to beat this season for me, sometimes i hook 2 crappie minnows each by the tail and get the bigger ones that way. I dont spend the extra dough on shiners or fatheads, and i catch more fish, but for jiggin waxies are the way to go.

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