Monday, August 18, 2014

Jiggin Rap Madness!!

It has been a good couple weeks for the LOA crew for walleyes on Leech Lake.  We are finding fish out deeper but still relating to shoreline structure, IE underwater points and bars.  Fish have been anywhere from 14-30 feet of water depending on wind and cloud cover.  Another key has been to stay on the move and not sit on fish too long.  A typical scenario is to mark a school, go through and pick off the aggressive ones and then move onto the next school.  Additionally, these schools of fish will slide around on individual pieces of structure as you are working them so don't just fish your old icons.

As the title suggests, the dominant fish catching presentation has been the vaunted jiggin rap.  This is not a secret anymore and it is clearly out fishing live bait by a LONG shot.  It does take some time to get used to it, but rest assured, it is worth the effort.  Experiment with size and color as well; despite this being a reaction bite, the pattern seems to make a difference.

As fall approaches, the bite will continue to improve.  Everybody's favorite bite, the jig and minnow, will resurrect itself soon as well.  No matter what your bait/weapon of choice is, get out there and make a memory!

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