Congratulations are in order for Lindy guide Jason Feldner and teammate Kyle Clifton for a fine finish at the recent Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit tournament on Devils Lake, North Dakota.

Feldner and Clifton put together a two-day, 10-fish MWC limit weighing a whopping 35 pounds, 11 ounces to finish seventh among 76 two-person teams from across the Midwest that were battling for cash and bragging rights.

Their go-to approach included trolling Lindy Lil’ Guys tipped with head-hooked half crawlers at speeds of 1 to 1.2 mph behind a 1½-ounce bottom bouncer along the edges of weedbeds and flooded roads in eight to 12 feet of water.

Feldner also reports that overall, walleye fishing has been exceptional lately on the High Plains oasis.

“Fishing has been great,” he said. “Now that the weather has cooled down and water temperatures are back in the lower 70s, bigger walleyes are showing up close to shore again.”

Pulling Lil’ Guys or Lindy Crawler Harnesses behind bouncers is a great way to get them right now. But Feldner says a variety of presentations hold water as well.

“You can pretty much catch them any way you want,” he said. “For example, casting River Rocker crankbaits and ¼-ounce Lindy Jigs tipped with paddle-tailed plastics along windblown banks is taking a lot of fish from 18 to 26 inches.”