Walleye Fishing Techniques

Walleye Fishing Techniques for Lake Erie Charters

 Walleye ranks as one of the most popular species of fish sought by most anglers. Book a charter and learn the different walleye fishing techniques. Great fun catching walleyes in the western basin of Lake Erie. You too will be hooked on catching walleyes.

Walleyes feed readily and generally are concentrated in large schools. They are great fun to catch by anglers of all ages and are highly sought after as superior table fare!

We typically start the walleye fishing season in late March to early April depending on the winter ice thaw. In the early part of the spring, we will be fishing shallow water humps jigging hair jigs tipped with minnows.

As summer approaches we will start to drift fish with spinning lures tipped with earthworms. These lures, commonly known as “the weapon” are a variation similar to the famous “Erie Dearie”. When used correctly in the right conditions yield amazing results! Your experienced captain knows just when, where and how to make your walleye fishing trip a successful one! Whether you are an experienced Lake Erie angler or first timer the captain will take the time to teach your crew our time tested tips, tricks and winning techniques.

As the summer heats up we will begin to add trolling to our walleye catching arsenal. Walleye trolling is highly productive on days when there is simply little to no wind for drift fishing. These are common occurrences in the summer and fall months but not to worry … trolling for walleye is some of the most exciting, action-packed fishing to be had on Lake Erie. Our trolling techniques are hands-on, using light tackle that all anglers will enjoy! Your captain and first mate will teach you the simple basics quickly and your crew will be reeling in walleye the rest of the day! We run several lines off of planer boards at different depths using jet divers and spoons.

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