Hot weather/warm water walleye tactics smaller inland lakes

Discussion in 'Warm Water Fishing Inland LP Lakes' started by RTK, Jun 29, 2020.

  1. RTK

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    Any middle of the summer tactics when weeds are thick and usual tactics don’t seem to work.....????
     
  2. Layvon

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    Side imaging + slip bobber with leech for weed edges


    Or fishing deep in mid day. They're still coming to shallows to feed during the evening. Don't be afraid to really rip a jig head with a plastic in the deep water with a controlled decent.

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  3. bombcast

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    cast suspending stick baits or Thinfins over the weed tops. I weight Thinfins with lead tape to make them neutrally buoyant. There's fish in the weeds all day, but low light's best.
     
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    Jig deep structure with jigging raps or plastics and such or troll fish suspended over deep basins. Electronics really help in these conditions.

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    I've done really good the past couple years with a chartreuse leadhead with a chartreuse twisty tail grub. Run braid and cast into the weeds. Rip it back to you. The braid cuts through the weeds.

    Saw this on some video in Wisconsin, didnt think it would work, but it's my go to inland method.

    Just make sure the wind is blowing right into the weedbed your fishing, its stirs up the water and disorients the baitfish (baby gills, bass and perch).

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    I second layvon. Have always slayed the houghton walleye with a slip bobber, small jig head on bottom, and leeches. Toss them into deep weed holes.
     
  7. Craves

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    I am up at Long Lake near T.C. for our annual 2 week vacation.

    I get a few fish every year on slip bobbers, but struggle with the setup.

    If any of you could share a picture of your rig, I would appreciate it. What kind of line, slip bobbers, bobber stops etc. fo you use?

    Thanks in advance for the help!
     
  8. Layvon

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    I am heading up north this weekend might hit long lake.

    Slip bobber
    Bar stop (for braid)

    1/8oz sliding sinker to a swivel
    Flourocarbon leader with single hook. Hook leech in middle

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  9. Craves

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    Thanks...I have always hooked them in the "mouth". I will try hooking them in the middle.
     
  10. wpmisport

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    Fish the deepest water using a creek chub or small sucker minnow just off the bottom.
     
  11. Layvon

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    Hooking in middle keeps them from wadding up and they swim more

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  12. David Sharp

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    I third that slip bobber with jog or hook and split shot. Toss right in the weeds. Best on a calmer day. Last few yrs I been hitting the deeper sides and trolling with planers. Look at my precision trolling app and graph. Just want them to tick top of weeds or just a foot above.
    If u ever bass fished. Take a larger hook and hook it weed less. Through the nose back out and turn back in. use a sliding bullet weight as small as u can get away with and cast into the weeds and pull it through real slow. U will feel a tick and a pull. Give it a 10 count then set the hook. I stopped doing this when the perch were real bad about 7-8 yrs ago
     
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  13. brigeton

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    Check out Tom Boley on YouTube. He has some excellent slip bobber videos.
     
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    Don't do a ton of inland fishing for eyes. But when I do I fish at night usually pulling cranks off the edge of deeper water. I get enough to keep me entertained
     
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    Bobber,jig,leeches! Rarely deeper than 12fow. Most fish all summer come from 6 to 10 fow.