Still pretty new to walleye fishing and took a shot at some evening shore fishing yesterday, looking for any critique or suggestions about what to do next time.
Got out walking the shore about 8:00, found a point that went out into the lake a bit so I waded out maybe 30 yards to about knee deep and was thinking the light wind may push bait up against the shallow point and the little cove it created on one side. About 8:20-8:30 started hearing and seeing them hitting the surface, almost constant popping sounds. Caught 3 pretty quick, one about 15” other 2 maybe 10”, on a jig head with 3” watermelon curly tail. Nothing the rest of the night until I called it quits at 10. I threw a couple different color curly tails, don’t think I had really good “night” colors. Tried a 1/4 oz silver kastmaster, night crawlers on a bobber, some smaller panfish type spinners, but nothing after the first quick three. I did snag what I would just call a minnow, maybe a little over a 1/2” long. So figure that’s what they were eating, but couldn’t get anything in front of them close enough.
Is it worth throwing lures after sundown, or would it mostly be bait at that point? Anything else I coulda done or something I could add to my tackle box to help if I come across this again!