Guest Blog by: Nate Zelinsky 12/18/2012
I know I have been overwhelming everyone with seminars but as we wait for our front range to lock up, talking about Walleye is about all I can do. In the last few days I have started to see ice building on some of the lakes and smaller reservoirs around town and hopefully it wont be long until we are walking on water.
We are lucky and at the same time unlucky to be Walleye anglers in Colorado. We have extremely healthy waters with more baitfish than we know what to do with. The baitfish are what makes our winter bite for Walleye so touchy. Once you develop a pattern and get the timing down catching winter Walleye is a breeze but some years finding that pattern is like finding a needle in a hay stack. The key is to pay attention to every little detail and keep on the move until you find what you are looking for.
Tomorrow night (Wednesday December 19th) I will be at Discount Tackle on Sante Fe (2645 South Sante Fe Drive Denver CO 80223) at 6PM. This will be the last Walleye seminar I do for this ice season so make sure you stop by if you plan on targeting Walleye this winter. I will cover finding and migrating with Winter Walleyes as well as my favorite techniques for catching them. This is going to be a fun night and no questions will go unanswered.
I hope to see a bunch of you tomorrow night!! Happy Holidays to those I don't see tomorrow evening!!
Nathan Zelinsky is a full time professional walleye angler. He has fished the MWC along with many other tournaments. Besides tournament fishing Nathan is owner/operator of Tightline Outdoors guide service which is an all species guide service, fishing for Walleye, Smallmouth Bass,Northern Pike, Trout, Catfish, Carp, Perch, Tiger Muskie, Kokanee Salmon and Wiper. Nathan spends around 300 days a year on the water or ice. Nathan also runs a Ice Fishing School in the winter months. He is a frequent guest on ESPN Outdoots with Terry Wickstrom and also appears frequently on Angling Adventures, Fishful Thinker and Lip'em & Rip'em.
Nathan is also a member of ICE TEAM.
Nathan is sponsored by Lund Boats, Mercury Marine, JRís Tackle, Interstate Batteries, JIffy Augers, Berkley, Fenwick, Phlueger, White Caps, Crowly Marine, Replicas INC, The Sign Guys and Gal, Ice Armor, Clam, Vexilar, Mr. Heater, Ice Team, Blue Quill Angler, Todays Tackle and Line-X.
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ObsessedFisherman, CO 12/19/2012 7:15:56 AM
Very cool Nate gonna try and make it. Shoot me an email about DVD's when you get a chance firstname.lastname@example.org thanks
redleader, CO 12/19/2012 11:35:45 AM
Make sure to teach them that Walleye can't release their air and every fish released in deeper then 40' without a deep water release tool is dead. Deep water winter walleye fishing does a lot of damage.
FXA0, CO 12/19/2012 12:11:46 PM
Thatís a good point, redleader. Some of the spots that I marked and wanted to try under the ice are around 40 ft and deeper. I guess Iíll stay away from those. Most walleye spots I know are below 40 ft though.
I didnít make it to any of the ice seminars. Too busy icing. I'd like to attend some of those one day. It might be a good idea to do ice seminars in the early fall before the ice comes on?
Chefaaron9, CO 12/19/2012 8:38:18 PM
Great seminar tonight. I definitly learned some tecniques and even though I have had some luck with Walleye through the ice I now know how to have better success. Thanks!