A wealth of fishing options awaits walleye fans this weekend in Lindy Land. On some lakes, multiple patterns offer the chance to fish the way you want to, whether it’s deep structure, shallow weeds and rocks, or somewhere in between.

Take Minnesota’s section of mighty Lake of the Woods, for example.

“Right now, it all depends on what you want to do,” veteran guide and Lindy pro staffer Jason Taggert said. “Jigging, drifting spinner rigs and trolling crankbaits are all producing fish.”

For his part, Taggert often opts for jigging techniques when guiding a party of clients.

“It’s a great way for groups of even novice anglers to catch fish,” he said. “Clients often feel more involved in the process that they do when watching trolling rods.”

Recently, Taggert’s clients have enjoyed success for walleyes and saugers vertically jigging 3/8- to 1-ounce Lindy Jigs tipped with leeches while anchored over 32 feet of water north and west of Zippel Bay.

“The bigger jig sizes seem really heavy, but they can help people tell the difference between bites and bottom in deep water,” he explained.

Keeping the jig close to bottom has been important.

"Tap bottom, raise it about 4 inches, and then hold it as still as possible,” he said.

Taggert has also been trolling bright-colored Lindy River Rockers on downrigger lines over mud bottoms in 33-to-34 feet of water. Speeds from 2 to just more than 3 mph have been the best.

 “Lindy Crawler Harnesses with a size 4 Colorado blade are another great option for drifting on windy days and trolling when it’s calm,” he said.

Spinners have been producing over the mud, but he says depths of 12-to-18 feet of water north of Garden Island in the Crow Duck area have been productive as well.

“Bonus pike are also possible,” he added. “The other day a client caught a 38-inch northern on a Lindy spinner, and that was a blast!”