Walleye Fishing Bait
Crafting the Best Baits for Walleye
Walleye are extremely popular game fish found in the freshwater rivers and lakes of North America. Walleye are predatory fish that are generally found near the top of their ecosystem’s food chain. Fishing lures imitating small fish are most effective in catching monster walleye.
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Jigs are the most popular fishing lure for walleyes. Lead head jigs provide the perfect fall imitating a wounded baitfish, making them a great walleye fishing bait. Kalin’s provides a wide range of lead heads with a variety of weights, styles and colors. The Kalin’s Weedless Darter Jig is great for getting up close to weed beds where walleye commonly ambush prey. Try combining lifelike grubs like Kalin’s Triple Threat Grubs with a jig head to imitate the dying fish walleye thrive on. Walleye have great eyesight in the dark and are more active in the evening. Try using brightly colored lures after the sun goes down for great effectiveness with walleye.
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Lures and Bait for Spring Walleye Fishing
Early spring can be tricky for walleye fishing, but with the right gear and know-how, you can land a monster walleye. In early spring when the water is still on the cooler side, walleyes are just beginning to look for spawning spots. They start moving upstream or near tributaries in lakes. Before spawning, walleye will eat the most, making this an optimal time to go fishing.
In early spring, the water is usually muddier, making it harder for the fish to see the bait. Brighter colors like orange are great when the water is muddy, and more natural colors like brown, blue and black are better when the water is clearer.
A combination of Kalin’s soft fishing bait and jigs are effective for walleye fishing in the spring.