Author Archives: Jason Mitchell Outdoors
By Jason Mitchell
Some of the earliest open water walleye fishing opportunities occur each season on river systems and flowages or bottle neck areas that open up because of current. Open seasons and open water are necessary and there are so many good early season fishing opportunities. The Mississippi River, Rainy River, Fox River and the Missouri River all come to mind. Each of these fisheries are drastically different with different terrain features, different forage and ultimately different fishing strategies. While there are differences from one fishery to the next, there are also many similarities. The beauty of fishing rivers is that fish location does get dictated by current… or a lack there of.
Season 14 – Episode 11: Jason Mitchell and northern Minnesota fishing guide Jason Boser put together a solid jig bite pattern on Lake Winnie. After trying a few locations and experimenting with several presentations, the anglers eventually fine tune the pattern that is working that particular day… snap jigging shiners over deep gravel humps.
Season 14 – Episode 10: Jason Mitchell joins guiding legend Clayton Folden on the Van Hook Arm of Lake Sakakawea during the post spawn period. The anglers discuss a classic early season pattern of pitching Northland Fireball Jigs up into shallow water to crack big walleyes.