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I prefer whatever the fish want. That aside if you had to pick ur 2 best techniques what are they?? Mine are pitching jigs into weed pockets and casting cranks shallow. Those 2 techniques can get me through summer pretty much and routinely catch decent fish. im not a fan of spinners or rigging but they can be deadly at times... ooo.gif

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Good Mid-winter topic for all of us who are dreaming about open water.

I like jigging, casting cranks, open water trolling and the lighted slip bobber at night.

I hate drifting spinners!

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Drifting or trolling spinners can be down right deadly at times (especially on Rainy Lake).

When opener hits, I'm pitching jigs to the weedlines and up on points, etc. I will also lindy rig a minnow or leech. I might try slip bobbering, but I rarely have the patience to sit there and watch a bobber float while I could be moving around hunting fish.

When the water starts to heat up in June and early July I'll switch to spinners with crawlers, floaters with crawlers or leeches, yet I keep the jigs pretty handy too for some agressive jigging.

This year, when July hits on through the summer months I'm going to work on trolling cranks along weedlines, over deep water, you name it. I'll also be fancasting weed pockets, points, etc. with cranks too.

One thing I learned last fall - casting and trolling cranks and rattletraps can be deadly. So I'll be focusing on those techniques this fall (if I'm not out calling in geese and ducks). smirk.gif

A couple more months and we should begin to see signs of open water. cool.gif

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Trolling and casting cranks, if you cant get them doing this then pulling and drifting spinnerbaits or jigs. I love to fish the weeds and I love to fish the basin! Most of the lakes I fish have panfish that will peck the heck out of a spinner and live bait rig so I avoid them most times of the year. My 2 cents!

Tunrevir~

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Jigs and Cranks, no doubt.


You said it. I just can't decide whether I'd rather troll or cast the crankbaits.

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Live bait without a doubt. Slip bobbers or jigs with leeches or minnows early. Pulling spinners with crawlers during the summer and I think my favorite is jigs with big minnows deep, after turn over.

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I love drifting live bait rigs...something about the anticipation after you feel that tap on your line. I like casting shallow cranks at night too.

Joe

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What ever happens to be catching fish is my favortite one!

To make it simpleI will list some of the ways I boat walleyes.

Pitching jigs to shorlines and structure is tough to beat ice out to late spring. Just can't beat that first TAP of the season.

3-way and live bait or crankbait. A common river technique.

Handlining. It's different, fun and productive.

Trolling cranks, whether it be long lining, lead core or planer board there is just that sensation when your rod doubles over or your board sinks like a bobber!

Vertical jigging, the anticpation!

Live bait rigging, sometimes it is nice to slow down and finesse.

Casting cranks, I put some dandy fish in the boat last September casting to shallow water. When you hook a piggie they are not happy AT ALL.

Slip bobbers, Some of my most memorable nights were spent slip bobering the rocks on Mille Lacs. (Sorry Honey crazy.gif)

To pick one would be tough, but I would have to go with pitching jigs. It works well year round, in all depths and the presentation can be varied to no end.

mw

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Casting cranks in shallow water because they are so dam aggressive! I love it when you think you snagged a rock then you feel the head shake!

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I like trolling planers with floating rapalas, jigging, floating jigheads while sitting on shore at night with a campfire and the loon's cry in the dark on the water, but if I was just allowed one technique, it would have to be trolling a crawler harness with bottom bouncers. I have caught more walleyes and other fish with that technique. The only place I don't use it is the fall run on LOTW or Lake Superior. Other than that, I don't leave home without bottom bouncers and crawler harnesses.

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Jigging,Jigging,Jigging smile.gif Is defiantely my fav but I do all aspects cranking,livebait,slipbobbers,threeways,leadcore etc whatever it takes to put fish in the boat

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Verticle jigging and Lindy rigs. I love the anticipation and the tap or wham depending on the mood of the fish!

~piker

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I love jig fishing but my favorite way to fish is whatever catches me fish that day. Something about trolling boards and cranks that has me doing it a lot more lately. Bottom bouncers and spinners is also in the top 3.

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haven't fished too much walleye in my day but i would have to say jigging. Like said before, you can't beat that tap,tap on your line.

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My all time fav is trolling,a close second is livebait rigging large minnows.All methods are fun these are just my two favorites,I guess whatever is working is my most favorite......

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