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Lake: Boyd Lake

Evening walleye fishing

Post By: Gurnman      Posted: 6/2/2020 6:59:08 AM     Points: 244    
Im headed back out on my quest to catch my first walleye this evening. It appears that most of the posts reference catching them during the morning or mid day. If im fishing from 6 until dusk should i use different tactics? Or just cross my fingers? My 5 year old son has caught one already, sitting right next to me on the pole i rigged for him, but i cant seem to get one hooked up on my pole ever. Its starting to become a joke with my family and i need to put it to rest! If he gets hooked up tonight i might have to pull the old switch a roo on him. :)
 Reply by: Goosehunter82      Posted: Jun. 2, 7:25:58 AM     Points: 55121    
Good luck. I don't really evening /night fish. I know that's when the "magic bite" is supposed to happen but I always do better in the morning. It'd try a jig head with a curly tail if your on shore. Show us your your catch!
 Reply by: RogBow      Posted: Jun. 2, 7:29:43 AM     Points: 1871    
If I was to bank fish for walleye, I would bring a selection of minnow imitating lures as well as crawlers and minnows where legal. I'd have one for set so that the bait was 12" off the bottom in 6 to 8 fow if possible. With another rod I would cast lures, probably starting with small cranks and keep switching lures and cadence until I get a hit, then fine tune from there.

Walleye can be finicky and there might only be a ten foot section of shoreline at that moment where they are active.
 Reply by: Gurnman      Posted: Jun. 2, 9:35:10 AM     Points: 244    
Thanks. We will be in the boat. I was planning just to troll the usual gear. Ive been paying close attention to all posts making my notes so i feel good about going. I just dont have any notes on evening fishing to factor in yet. Worst case i will get to make my own notes afterwards for next time.
 Reply by: RogBow      Posted: Jun. 2, 10:27:18 AM     Points: 1871    
Ah. I assumed you were bank fishing. Good luck at any rate.
 Reply by: daahoud      Posted: Jun. 2, 12:48:33 PM     Points: 1345    
Looking forward to hearing how your evening trip goes, I might be doing a similar excursion there this weekend to avoid the heavy water sports traffic during the day.
 Reply by: Gurnman      Posted: Jun. 3, 9:29:11 AM     Points: 244    
Finally i defeted the curse. Got a 16 incher right off the bat! I was pumped. Just enough fish to keep us entertained. 5 landed (3 walleye, 1 white bass, and 1 rainbow) and at least 3 missed in 2.5 hours.

Daahound - the evening was good i recommend it. It was busy and the water choppy until about 730, so probably later if your there on a weekend. I put the fish back in the water for you.
 Reply by: Goosehunter82      Posted: Jun. 3, 9:32:41 AM     Points: 55121    
Thanks for sharing your pictures. That's awesome you got into a few! Kids look like they had fun.
 Reply by: daahoud      Posted: Jun. 3, 4:39:46 PM     Points: 1345    
Tanks for sharing and glad it worked out for you!
 Reply by: bron      Posted: Jun. 3, 6:15:53 PM     Points: 37731    
Good stuff there! Glad your trip worked out and great pics!
 Reply by: Americanwolf      Posted: Jun. 3, 6:21:17 PM     Points: 287    
looks like a good day with the kiddos
 Reply by: wingman13      Posted: Jun. 3, 8:48:58 PM     Points: 806    
Nice looking white bass there!, kids look happy & that's all that really matters. If they get "hooked" and really enjoy it, you'll have fishing partners for life! And, it's always a little easier getting out of the house, when the kids are going :-)
 Reply by: Gurnman      Posted: Jun. 4, 9:34:47 AM     Points: 244    
Wingman - you nailed that. Thats my plan - hook my kids and reap the rewards.


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