Best bait

Discussion in 'Walleye Fishing' started by JMarrs328, Jun 30, 2006.

  1. JMarrs328

    JMarrs328 New Member

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    Lately, in the Susquehanna river, and in one of it's tribuataries, i've been having non-stop walleye/sauger action, with the occasional smallie/rock bass in the mix. I seem to have found the perfect bait, and it is so simple. All i do is put a minnow on a jig head... I know this isn't new news to most of you, but i had never really used minnows that much in the past. I have been either getting bit, or catching a fish on virtually every cast... it is amazing.
     
  2. field989

    field989 New Member

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    how heavy are the jig heads...... are they painted or not.....


    i would like to hook into a few walleyes and ill definately try that out

    Thanks

    Jeff
     

  3. Bucktail033

    Bucktail033 New Member

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    Hey guys lately i've been doing the same thing that josh has been doing for the walleyes and sauger. I go down to the local bait shop and pick up 2 dozen shiners and a dozen crawlers. It depends on what time of day youre fishing but i use just regular plain lead heads and a shiner and the depth of the water depends on the size of the lead head. I use a 1/8 ounce to a 1/4 ounce during the day. At night i throw on a chartruese jig head to add more color to the presentation. Good luck guys. The waters heating up so crawlers might be the bait of the summer. Go for the big one.
     
  4. breadboy

    breadboy New Member

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    how do you retrieve the jig? or do you just fish it without movement, thanks.

    also, how big of a shiner, I guessing medium.
     
  5. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    bounce it off the bottom and are slow retrieve.
     
  6. breadboy

    breadboy New Member

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    ok, thanks for the help.