And cold water never changes that rule. Typical troll speeds are around 1.8 miles per hour. 3. Posts: 34. another Hillbilly 9 years ago #763 Howdy, i am in No Arkansas, we have Walleye in our lakes down here, my cousin lives in Marysville area, where are these caught and let us know what you use for line and bait so i can let him and his kids learn, when i cooked a walleye i caught for breakfast when they visited ,they enjoyed the flavor. Seriously thinking about trying it. We rounded up the best crankbaits, spinnerbaits, jigs, and jerk baits for walleye fishing on any water in any condition. Usually keep the speed around 1.2 to 1.75...or the slowest speed that will give your bait some action. Come join the discussion about safety, gear, tackle, tips, tricks, reviews, reports, accessories, classifieds, and more! The fishery is rated fair. If people are still catching walleye on the big lake trolling why can’t saugeye be caught down here doing the same? Minimum size limit is 15 inches. Walleye/Saugeye Fishing . Tailrace jig Pete Sucheski "Caught 'em jigging." Good luck! Saugeye are also in deep drop-offs this time of year. We were throwing/ trolling Bottom Bouncers and worm harnesses for saugeye, gold blade was the ticket. Tailwater fishing also can be productive, especially during periods of heavy flow. Fingerlings are fish that are about 1-2 inches long. They do come up shallow to feed, but it is really hard to hit those short feeding periods and most of them are at night. I manage to get my share of Crappie also. Water temp is still 10 degrees colder than this time last year. In this article, I am going to cover some of the best trolling lures, how and where to use them and much more. Here's the biggest difference, saugeyes are more bottom oriented. Shoreline cover around the lake … Effective trolling requires practice and an awareness of what is going on in the world below the boat. Slow trolling for saugs in the winter can be very productive just like doing it for walleyes. This is the bait to use in the winter and at night. Other tips to keep in mind when saugeye fishing include: I use 1/8oz Rat-L-Traps and Rapala SSR-5 and SSR-7s. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38RdjSQDN4o, Outdoor Hub, LLC (d/b/a Carbon Media Group), 3290 W. Big Beaver Rd. By Will Brantley. Gary Isbell, fisheries chief for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, said Ohio began experiments with saugeye in the late 1970s. I have trolled Ohio inland lakes in every month of the year and have caught fish in every month. This time of year I always use small lip, narrow wobbling baits like husky jerks, renoskys or any minnow type bait. A good strategy to find these deepwater fish is trolling with deep-diving crankbaits. I have wondered if a bottom bouncer trailing a small plug would work. This is the simplest, and probably most effective, trick of all: once your lines are set you can negate the effects of most outside factors (including sea state, current, and wind) which influence lure depth to a great degree, by simply trolling cross … When fishing for saugeye, try trolling a jointed 2 1/2-inch, 1/4-ounce, lure about 10 to 15 feet deep. Although good fishing abounds in Indiana for everything from bluegills to bass to catfish, one species that is often overlooked by anglers is the saugeye. Ass backwards from walleyes. These fish are just laying out there all day in the deeper basins and can be very willing biters. They are on the bottom most of the time and much deeper than warmer months. Trolling is profitable for Walleye/Saugeye, Musky/Pike, bass and cats will hit a trolling rig. Yet another good option to go with, South Bend Line comes in many weight classes. But, I have spent a few hours trying to get some good looking marks to bite and then finally snag one with a blade bait. Once a group of saugeye is found, many anglers then switch to jigs or jig and minnow combinations, vertically jigging in that area. We appreciate the fact that you take time out of your busy schedules to fish. Quick video of buddy and I out on Alum Creek State Park reservoir, location in Central Ohio. I typically troll crankbaits with leadcore in deep water. Saugeye and Walleye are often caught in the Great Miami near the spillway in early spring Suggested lures for walleye/saugeye fishing: Vibe-E, Spinners, 3" to 5" chartreuse curly tail grubs, Trolling: Big O and of course minnow and bobber, grubs are often tipped with a minnow for added attraction. Like, why do we have to dead stick for them? We caught a handful of short fish, but landed one keeper 19\" 2.2lbs. Husky Jerk Walleye Trolling Lure. Usually this time of year 1.2 to … 5; 5 months, 1 week ago. 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