Trolling Deep Diving Cranks for Walleyes | Jason Mitchell Outdoors

Trolling Deep Diving Cranks for Walleyes


Deep diving crankbait trolling tactics for walleye on Lake Sakakawea in western North Dakota. Classic mid to late summer walleye pattern that is prominent on many fisheries.

Targeting deep walleyes that often suspend off sharp breaking structure. On this particular Missouri River Reservoir, the walleyes are relating to baitfish like rainbow smelt.

Trolling big deep diving crankbaits like the Salmo Freediver 12 on 10 lb. Fireline. Using planer boards to spread out multiple lines. The Salmo Freediver 12 has an incredible dive curve and action, reaching nearly fifty feet deep on straight braid. In this video, we are trolling the Freedivers at 130 feet back to run in 30 feet of water.

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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.