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Basin Bump Gills

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By Jason Mitchell

Deep structure can be relative but the location is often reserved for walleye or perhaps lake trout.  So often, anglers targeting panfish, sunfish in particular, often focus on basins but the search is so often concentrated on transitions that correlate with inside or outside turns.  These classic spots are definitely worth the exploration and often hold fish.  Sharp breaks featuring good weed growth that cut along a basin are another classic top pick.  

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Fall Trolling Tactics for Walleyes

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By Jason Mitchell

When I look back at past years, there are several patterns that really stand out in the fall.  Vertical jigging over deep rock piles.  Casting stick baits after dark over shallow rocks.  Pitching jigs tipped with soft plastic swim baits into remaining weed beds.  Live bait rigging with big chubs.  Trolling crank baits along main lake contours.  The locations can vary from current areas and bottle necks to classic sharp breaking structure and rock, either deep or shallow.  

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Fall Back Walleyes

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By Jason Mitchell

Fall patterns run the gamut from shallow to deep.  Depending on the body of water, there might be walleyes on shallow rocks or weeds, deep structure, deep rocks, open water or current bottlenecks.  

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