Post By: VinceD Posted: 5/17/2012 12:42:05 PM Points: 28
I have been fishing Douglas during the night and day several times the past month and all I have been catching are trout. I don't have a boat either. I want to start finding some walleye, sauger, or wiper. I have been using minnows on a slip bobber. This year is the first time I've ventured out of the mountains and am hoping to cross a few new species off my list. Thanks a lot.
Reply by: Sleazy E Posted: 5/17/2012 2:02:34 PM Points: 1119
When I was fishing for walleye's, sauger's, and smallies a couple of weeks ago I was fishing with big swimbaits rigged weedless and off of the bottom. Swimming them for a couple feet and pausing them in and around the rocks 10yrds off shore from the rip rap. I was getting a lot of bites that felt like bass hits off of the bottom and was failing to hook up on most of them. I finally landed a fish this way and was really close to lipping it when I found it was a sauger. Try larger grubs or paddle tail plastics in bright or dark colors. I'm relatively new to eye fishing and I can say that you have to be patient when setting the hook on them. Night fishing there is definitely preferred for them eyes. If anything you will still have a huge chance at catching smallies to save the day.
There have been several posts in the last few weeks about catching Walleyes from shore from various different people.....go look through those....not going to rehash their posts but they give very good advice and current tactics for catching Wally's from shore right now...
Reply by: chevsincolo1 Posted: 6/4/2012 10:35:43 AM Points: 115
i grew up in the midwest and we use a lot of slip sinker set ups with a piece of heavy braided line to prevent line snaps from the walleyes. i usually use leeches and leave the bail open so they can take the bait and run for a bit. walleyes are tentative eaters. they take their time ingesting the bait. im not an expert but this works best for me.