Author Archives: Jason Mitchell Outdoors

Lay Over Walleyes

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By Jason Mitchell

Anglers love to follow cliches.  Many of these cliches get taken as bold truths and get repeated until nobody ever questions what the cliche is.  A lot of information is regurgitated and repeated until we get to a point where people just don’t question something.  There are a few cliches that get thrown around a lot regarding walleyes… how walleyes relate to structure.  There is a general belief that walleyes will move up on top of structure or slide up a break into shallower water when they become active or aggressive.  Walleyes move up onto a point to eat.  Not always the case.

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Loading Up Walleyes

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By Jason Mitchell 

Like many anglers, I learned how to live bait rig for walleyes with the bail open and my trigger finger on the line.  At the first indication of a bite, the though process was to let line peel off the spool giving fish line so that they could swallow the bait.  Anglers insisted that the less a walleye feels your presence, the better. 

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Pitch Count for Walleyes

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By Jason Mitchell

Over the past few years, pitching or casting to reach shallow walleyes has increased in popularity amongst walleye anglers tenfold. Some fisheries like North Dakota’s Devils Lake have long had a casting cult but pitching or casting is no longer as regional or confined to a specific body of water. Especially when walleyes are relating to shallow structure, you can do a lot of damage by casting to the fish.

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