So far this fall, relatively mild conditions across Lindy Land have slowed the annual movement of baitfish and predators into main-lake shallows and incoming tributaries, leaving plenty of time to tap the crazy good walleye bite once water temperatures finally slide into the low 50s and high 40s.

There are a number of ways you can reap the shallow bite. One of the deadliest programs is a four-step process for plying primary points, as practiced by Jon Thelen, veteran guide and host of Lindy Legendary Fishing Tackle’s Fish Ed TV.

At heart, Jon’s point pattern hinges on hard-bottom, main-lake points with access to deep water on both sides. “Wind blowing into the area concentrates walleyes and baitfish, making wave-washed points far better than still-water structure,” he noted.

Such promontories attract a variety of forage, including fall-spawning tullibees and baitfish seeking warm water and food, such as countless minnow species, plus juvenile perch and panfish.

And when the wind blows, hungry ’eyes roll in for the feast.

To fish a promising point, move in from upwind side and work — in order — the windswept face, tip, top and downwind edge.

Fancast the top. Drift-fish the sides and tip with a 1/8- to ¼-ounce Lindy Watsit or Fuzz-E-Grub jig tipped with a 3-inch rainbow chub or shiner, at a 45-degree angle behind the boat.

Whether you are casting or drifting, Thelen recommends employing a snappy jigging cadence featuring sharp 18-inch lifts. “Let the jig pendulum to bottom on semi-tight line,” he said. “And if the wind’s really puffing, use a drift sock to keep you pace manageable.”

Thelen’s proven point pattern produces golden-flanked walleyes right up to freeze-up, and is a great way to put fish of all sizes in the boat.

Perhaps best of all, with many of Lindy Land’s lakes all but abandoned by fair-weather anglers, chances are you’ll have this epic fall action all to yourself.