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Walleye on Ice

Post By: GrabBass      Posted: 12/6/2017 11:34:07 AM     Points: 158    
I am determined to get after walleye through the ice this season, does anyone have any tips to share? Through doing research and watching videos it seems early and late ice are most productive for walleyes, does this pattern hold true in Colorado? Thanks in advance.
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: 12/6/2017 12:20:00 PM     Points: 1973    
As my father would say . . . ."Do your homework" Eyes through the ice are a tough one here in CO,but once you figguer them out . . .fun . . .fun!
I'll be out there this yr. putting in my study hrs too!Keep in touch when the ice gets here . . .we can compaire notes.

 Reply by: oldguy      Posted: 12/6/2017 12:53:57 PM     Points: 245    
Usually right before dark is a good bite and I have luck with blade bait in the past.
 Reply by: IceFishingFool      Posted: 12/6/2017 2:41:13 PM     Points: 7516    
() My smiley
 Reply by: Toadfish      Posted: 12/6/2017 5:35:39 PM     Points: 3533    
There are a few guys on here, like Rod Bender and a couple of others that have metro eyes dialed in through the ice. Hoping they invite me along this year, I really want to get into some eyes through the ice!

Im pretty sure Goose has them dialed in as well, but he keeps it a secret, says hes all about Lakers and other species of trout through the ice -)
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: 12/6/2017 7:11:42 PM     Points: 1973    
All we need is ice . . . .I am on pins and needles waiting for ice . . .I got a ton of "catching up" to do . . .my last time on ice was in the last century.
 Reply by: TADA32      Posted: 12/6/2017 8:02:32 PM     Points: 3063    
I like using rattle traps or tingler spoons with waxies tipped. sometimes minnow heads.
 Reply by: BiggieSmalls      Posted: 12/6/2017 8:11:30 PM     Points: 1249    
Learn a size 5 Rapala jiggin rap. It's what most all of my keeper eyes have come on thru the ice.
 Reply by: Goosehunter82      Posted: 12/7/2017 2:44:18 PM     Points: 33297    
This Saturday nate z is doing a walleye seminar at bass pro shop Stapleton. I've found one of the best way to learn is to talk to the pros. No matter what practice is the only way to get them but the knowledge you can get at these types of seminars can save you a lot of time, money and effort.
 Reply by: rkhancock      Posted: 12/7/2017 2:47:08 PM     Points: 11011    
Youtube can be a great place to learn new techniques.
 Reply by: GrabBass      Posted: 12/8/2017 8:07:01 AM     Points: 158    
Thanks for all the replies, I have put a lot of time in on the Jiggin Raps between ice last year and trying to catch fall eyes at Chatfield up until it closed to boating. Great lure I just can't seem to catch a fish on it. Like others I am dying for ice. I think I have some good ammo as far as knowledge from the research I have been doing, just need ice! Good luck this season everybody!
 Reply by: spinn3r      Posted: 12/8/2017 11:34:51 AM     Points: 6600    
You might also check out the Sebile Vibrato. I found those near the end of last year's season. Only had one chance to use it and did not catch anything on it, but I liked the action.
 Reply by: Fish4Colorado      Posted: 12/8/2017 11:37:17 AM     Points: 1261    
Blades/Spoons/Kastmasters, all work tipped with some cut off minnow head or even a whole minnow lightly jigged. Low light offer best chances to catch.
 Reply by: GrabBass      Posted: 12/8/2017 4:10:43 PM     Points: 158    
Does anyone know the reasoning as to why most walleye ice guys use only a minnow head and not the whole thing?
 Reply by: Walleye Guy      Posted: 12/8/2017 4:23:33 PM     Points: 103    
Minnow heads with a bit of guts hanging down works. Change them often, keep the scent fresh. Put it on a fluorescent chatruese jig head. BUT a Lake with walleyes (lots of walleyes) is the most important thing.

Drop offs in the morning and evening, remaining weed beds too. FLats during late ice, shallows on early ice.

A hot tip....go to Minnesota or South Dakota.

 Reply by: GrabBass      Posted: 12/8/2017 4:33:10 PM     Points: 158    
The Minnesota thing is what got me into this mess... youtube videos of walleye through the ice will quickly make you obsessive!
 Reply by: Goosehunter82      Posted: 12/8/2017 5:08:12 PM     Points: 33297    
YouTube got me last year. We drove up to Wisconsin for a week of ice fishing.

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