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Walleye rigs
« on: June 23, 2017, 05:31:47 PM »
Let's hear or see your go to walleye rigging.

I went last weekend for the first time and tried a few of the so called "walleye" rigs you buy and couldn't buy a bite. Switched it up with a couple spin and glows and cookies that I had in my bag and we caught four. Ended up having a killer time on the boat with my brother and son.

Just looking for a few ideas that guys are using. We are gonna be up on the Snake around the Palouse.

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Re: Walleye rigs
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2017, 05:41:21 PM »
I most often just flatline plugs like shad raps, husky jerks and salmo's either over the top of weeds or contour trolled off weed lines or shorelines. I get bored dragging worm rigs at a snails pace. Plus you generally catch a variety of fish on plugs.
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Re: Walleye rigs
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2017, 09:12:48 AM »
Thanks! I don't have any of those types of plugs. Only kind of plugs I've ever used was on the river systems on the west side for salmon and steelhead. Pulling wiggle warts and tadpoles. Time to go shopping!!
For the first trip I thought we did pretty good trolling. Huge learning experience! Hopefully we can learn something each time out and refine our techniques! Seems like a really fun fishery that we have close by.
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Re: Walleye rigs
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2017, 11:03:05 AM »
jointed #4, #5 and #7 shad raps here.  I pick the size based off of water depth.

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Re: Walleye rigs
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2017, 05:38:00 PM »
Picked up a few plugs and some crawlers. Gonna run a few different set ups and see what's working. Gonna be hot so getting an early start. Once it warms up how deep should I look for the bite?
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Re: Walleye rigs
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2017, 06:49:54 PM »
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Re: Walleye rigs
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2017, 10:37:48 PM »
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Re: Walleye rigs
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2017, 11:05:25 PM »
Thanks! I don't have any of those types of plugs. Only kind of plugs I've ever used was on the river systems on the west side for salmon and steelhead. Pulling wiggle warts and tadpoles. Time to go shopping!!
For the first trip I thought we did pretty good trolling. Huge learning experience! Hopefully we can learn something each time out and refine our techniques! Seems like a really fun fishery that we have close by.

Down on the stretch of the Snake you're referring to I have caught Walleye, catfish, bass, steelhead and chinook on plugs in the same day. My go to is the fatfish (similar to a wiggle wart) in herring bone color, orange with black stripes on the side. Wiggle warts and hotlips are good there to. This was in the fall, late September/early October.
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Re: Walleye rigs
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Re: Walleye rigs
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2017, 07:17:34 AM »
Picked up a few plugs and some crawlers. Gonna run a few different set ups and see what's working. Gonna be hot so getting an early start. Once it warms up how deep should I look for the bite?

Don't run plugs and spinners at the same time unless you like detaingling all the lines on the boat as they cross up

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Re: Walleye rigs
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2017, 08:55:23 AM »
Picked up a few plugs and some crawlers. Gonna run a few different set ups and see what's working. Gonna be hot so getting an early start. Once it warms up how deep should I look for the bite?

Don't run plugs and spinners at the same time unless you like detaingling all the lines on the boat as they cross up

^^^This, plus speeds vary to fish each effectively.
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Re: Walleye rigs
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2017, 09:33:42 AM »
Tried a few different rigs yesterday. Did pretty good for the second attempt I think. Got my son on his first walleye and caught 5 total and added 7 perch as well. Nothing big, but some good fish and chips are in the future.

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Re: Walleye rigs
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2017, 12:17:41 PM »
jointed #4, #5 and #7 shad raps here.  I pick the size based off of water depth.
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Re: Walleye rigs
« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2021, 09:23:30 AM »
jointed #4, #5 and #7 shad raps here.  I pick the size based off of water depth.

Which size at what water depth?
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Re: Walleye rigs
« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2021, 03:51:04 PM »
jointed #4, #5 and #7 shad raps here.  I pick the size based off of water depth.

Which size at what water depth?

diving characteristics of the individual plugs.  Dive info listed on end of packaging.

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Re: Walleye rigs
« Reply #15 on: April 28, 2021, 05:47:00 PM »
jointed #4, #5 and #7 shad raps here.  I pick the size based off of water depth.

Which size at what water depth?

diving characteristics of the individual plugs.  Dive info listed on end of packaging.

Thanks, Iíll be in a smaller lake thatís not really deep.
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