Are jigs good for walleye?
Jigs are one of the all-time great walleye lures. They’re versatile and inexpensive, and they come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colours. While all styles can be used for walleye fishing, some are just better than others for certain presentations.
What size jig is best for walleye?
The 1/4-ounce jig caught the most walleyes and saugers in most comparisons, although 1/8- and 3/8-ounce jigs also became important in certain situations. For example, the 1/8-ounce performed well in water less than 20 feet, while the 3/8-ounce became more effective in deeper water.
What’s the best rig for walleye?
The best rigs for walleye trolling are the bottom bouncer, lindy rig, and 3 way rig. All of these setups are designed to enable you to present your bait or lure close to the bottom, while covering large areas trolling for walleye.
What line do you use for jigging walleye?
When spinning or jigging for walleye, your best choice of line is a 12-25lb braid. For trolling and slip bobber rigs, using a 6-14lb monofilament mainline is recommended.
What kind of jigs do walleye like?
Fire-Ball® Jigs are some of the best. They have a short-shank, wide-gap hook, and that’s really important this time of year. Early season walleyes usually prefer a smaller bait. With the Fire-Ball® Jig, you can put the hook in the minnow’s mouth and out the back of the minnow’s head.
Do walleyes like tube jigs?
Truth be told, I rely on tube jigs throughout the open-water season to catch walleye, especially when I find them along the bottom. Part of the reason walleye are the most sought-after fish in the country is they’re so adaptable, and their palate is anything but discriminating.
What colors do walleye prefer?
The most basic and most productive colors for targeting walleye are purple and green. These colors come in a variety of shades and can be used in a large range of depths. For sunny days, select bright or flashy purple or green, and for cloudy days try a solid, darker green or purple.