Jumbo Walleyes with Bottom Bouncers in South Dakota | Jason Mitchell Outdoors

Jumbo Walleyes with Bottom Bouncers in South Dakota


Classic summer walleye fishing program with bottom bouncers. Jason Mitchell joins guide Brad Jensen in the Glacial Lakes Region of South Dakota to catch several big walleyes. Filmed late June of 2020, this pattern produces fish for much of the summer.

These natural prairie lakes typically lack structure across the basin so many of the walleye concentrate along the shoreline contour. In this episode, we fished the outside weed edge with bottom bouncers and Butterfly Blades tipped with either a crawler, leech or Gulp! The hot pattern of the day ended up being a chartreuse Butterfly Blade and large leech fished in 15-17 feet of water at 1 to 1.5 miles per hour.

This region of north east South Dakota offers tremendous walleye fishing and these bottom bouncer and spinner presentations are simple, effective and easy.

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Jason Mitchell is a professional angler, and outdoor writer. Host of Jason Mitchell Outdoors Television, he is a renown multi-species and ice angler, and owner of Devils Lake, North Dakota's, Mitchell's Devils Lake Guide Service.