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Walleye Jigging | Techniques & Tips to Hook More Walleye
Walleye Jigging puts you on concentrated walleye in a big way. When you locate walleye, one of the absolute best methods to target them is by jigging for them. Jigging is straight up effective, even in deep water you can jig and hook up on walleye. When fish move to shallower sections, jigging can be a good way to quietly pick apart the water.
In the video below TJ Hester goes over the walleye jig rig and discusses jigging in general.
During cold water periods, jigging can be one of the best methods hands down. It can spark a reaction from lethargic fish that may be resting in deeper water sections. A slow jig movement with erratic and delayed responses can trigger bites. It is often wise to vary your jigging technique up until you find what they are snapping on.
In the video below, TJ talks about how he fishes for deep water walleye. TJ sometimes will fish 60-80 feet of water in the Columbia River for winter walleye. Don’t wait on warmer weather to target walleye, you can still put up good numbers in the cold of winter!
Deep Water Jigging for Walleye
Boat Control while Jigging Walleye
When jigging walleye, one of the biggest factors for putting more fish in the boat can be simple – control your boat! Walleye anglers often rely on expensive electric motors with remote steering for this purpose. If you control your boat, you will control the scope and presentation of your line, allowing you to better control your jig action. If you do not control your boat, you will hurt your odds in a big way. The video below gives an excellent breakdown on why TJ pays attention to boat control.
Medium action spinning rods from 6 – 7 feet work very well for jigging, especially if they have a fast action and sensitive tip.
We prefer P-Line Tactical Flouro-carbon in 12 lb for a leader (bumper.)
The Trophy Walleye scent from Pro-Cure is excellent for applying to jig heads and artificial.
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