Upper Red action is centered on the shallows. 

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Summer patterns are holding for some species.

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Are cooler water temperatures signaling the end of summer patterns?

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When using drift socks, don't forget the buoys. 

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If it's August, it's time to get aggressive when you're on the water.

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By Dan Johnson

Some anglers lament August’s arrival, fearing a late-summer slowdown commonly called the “Dog Days.” But such feelings are often misplaced, because there’s plenty of fine summertime fishing waiting on lakes across Lindy Land.

In southern Wisconsin, for example, Lindy pro staffer and ace guide Dave Duwe reports the walleye fishing is off the charts on Delavan Lake. “It’s the best it’s been in the past five to 10 years,” he said. “Both numbers and size are good.”

Duwe says most fish are coming from 22 to 24 feet of water off main lake points, with Lindy Rigs with leeches and nightcrawlers producing the bulk of the bites.

Pike fishing is also consistent in depths of 20 to 25 feet.

“The best approach for pike has been Lindy Rigging medium suckers,” he said.

Duwe also said tempering your bait is an important step to success.

“Make sure to temper your live bait,” he advised. “Remember, bait shop water is substantially colder than the lake’s water. If you try to move your bait directly to lake water, it will die.“

If you do lose a few sucker minnows to the rigors of warm water, rig them on a Little Joe Heart-of-Steel Spinner and take them for a spin through the same depths to mop up pike that missed the Lindy Rig.

Up on Lake Michigan’s Bays de Noc, meanwhile, many of the anglers fishing the Masters Walleye Circuit tournament out of Gladstone, Mich., over the weekend found big-water walleyes on the bite.

Winners Greg Whitson and Mark Campeau, both of Ontario, trolled up a two-day, 10-fish tournament limit weighing a whopping 52 pounds, 1 ounce.

Spinner rigs were their weapons of choice. They noted that relatively blistering speeds of 1.4 to 1.5 mph were critical to getting bit, as slower paces just didn’t cut it.

It’s a good reminder to always experiment with spinner rig speeds any time of year, but particularly now, when hungry walleyes are aggressively chasing large prey.

Another way to trigger aggressive ’eyes is tying on a hard-wobbling hybrid rig like Lindy’s Lil’ Guy, which blends the attraction of a Lindy Rig, crankbait and spinner rig into one deadly package.

0 Comments | Posted in Pike Walleye By Scott Faldon

Devils Lake Red Hot For Walleyes And Pike

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Top Spring Pike Tactics

April 21, 2015

How to and where to catch trophy northern pike right now.

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The focus at Devils Lake has shifted from perch to walleyes and pike.

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0 Comments | Posted in Ice Fishing Perch Pike Walleye By Scott Faldon

The spinnerbait is often overlooked as anglers reach for in-line spinners or cranks, but it's the No. 1 choice right now.

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