When trolling crankbaits, use a bait casting reel and a medium heavy rod, six to seven feet in length. I prefer to use Magnathin in the ten-pound test (walleye color). The new superlines will also work. Longlining crankbaits is a very simple technique that will produce fish.
HOw fast do you troll crankbaits for walleye?
Once they are done with spawning you can start to use lures that require a slightly faster speed to get the best action out of them. When trolling larger crankbaits you can troll at the higher end speeds up to around 3 mph. However, most crankbaits for walleye will perform best at around the 2 mph mark.
What depth do you troll for walleye?
Deep running crankbaits for walleye go down to 12 feet or deeper. Smaller bills and shallow divers cover depths of zero to eight feet deep.
What speed do you troll for walleye?
The best trolling speed for fall walleye is from 1.3 to 1.8 mph (and you can go up to 2.2 mph early in fall). Water temperatures start to cool down in the fall, and it’s best to troll slower than in summer, which means you’ll hardly ever go above 2.2 mph.
What is the best crankbait for walleye?
Best Walleye Crankbaits
- Rapala Shad Rap.
- Cotton Cordell Wally Diver.
- Yo-Zuri Crystal Minnow Deep Diver.
- Strike King Red Eye Shad Bait.
- Bomber Model A.
- Rapala Original Floating.
- Reef Runner Deep Diver.
- Berkley Flicker Shad.
What pound test line should I use for walleye?
Line – this might be just as important a factor when targeting walleye as your choice of rod. For casting to walleye, you can either choose 100 percent fluorocarbon or braid with a fluorocarbon leader. 10-20 lb braid with an 8-12 lb leader for casting lures. If you choose fluorocarbon, 8-12 lbs will suffice.
What is rigging for walleye?
Drop shot rig for walleye
It’s a very simple setup that consists of a drop shot weight tied to your main line, with a single hook tied 1 to 3 feet above the weight. The hook is then baited with any of a wide variety of soft plastic lures.
How do you set troll depth?
Trolling Depth Trick #4
To make a quick change in lure depth without changing your lines, speed, or RPM setting, pull an abrupt turn of your boat towards the windward side, spinning the wheel as quickly as possible. As soon as the wheel hits the pins, reverse the turn.
What colors are best for walleye?
Scientists tell us walleyes should see red, orange, and yellow the best, followed by green. Theory also suggests walleyes see blue and violet less well, and these colors may even appear black. Kavajecz is a firm believer that color is a major piece of the walleye-catching puzzle.
What is the best time of day to catch walleye?
The best times of day to fish for large walleye is around dawn and dusk. In particular, 30 minutes before and after sunset and sunrise are peak times. That said, walleye will continue to feed all night long.