If you feel like summer sped by far too quickly, you’re not alone. But rather than lament its passing, why not rejoice at the opportunity to tap Lindy Land’s fall walleye bounty with a variety of time-tested tactics?

In fact, if you assess the options within striking distance, it’s often possible to choose the situation and style of fishing you like best.

For example, if trolling is your game, look for lakes where walleyes gather along shoreline structure and weed edges. Crankbaits including the Lindy Rally Fish, River Rocker, Wally Demon and Wally Shad all catch fish — as do spinner rigs and hybrids like the Lil’ Guy.

If you’d rather dance a jig, follow the lead of Lindy pro and Fish Ed television host Jon Thelen and look for active walleyes on wind-swept main-lake points. Thelen racks up banner catches snap-jigging 1/8- to ¼-ounce leadheads like a Lindy Watsit or Fuzz-E-Grub tipped with a with a skull-hooked 3-inch rainbow chub or shiner minnow.

River-run reservoirs and flowages also offer fine jig fishing. Depending on what the system has to offer, walleyes often school along steep-breaking channel edges, where they’re suckers for a similar jig, meat and softbait combination.

Veteran Lindy guide Jason Muche notes that more muted jig strokes trigger strikes when walleyes flood into holes along the Wolf River. “It’s great fishing and largely overlooked,” he says. “Walleyes pile up in 20- to 25-foot holes, and the action lasts through freeze-up.”

Don’t forget Lindy Rigging. This deadly method of presenting live bait in the most natural manner possible produces some of the year’s biggest walleyes. Slip bobbering is also a threat, and a fine way to put fish on the bank or in the boat day or night.

As an added bonus, the lakes and rivers are quiet this time of year. Otherwise serious walleye seekers set their sights on hunting or other terrestrial pursuits. Don’t make the same mistake. Get out, enjoy the action and make this your best fall yet.