The August Full Moon is here and no better time then now to make sure you have those Salmo Stings in the #12 and the colors that are the go to for us are the clown, GMO and Black/Silver. Glens Army Navy has the best selection in the Northland and make sure to get those headlamps to help see all those walleyes when trying to unhook those fish.
The Night bite continues to be solid and I would expect we should see a good bite if the weather cooperates through the end of the week and even as we head into Labor Day weekend. Keep in mind that the water temperatures are still nice and warm and those frisky walleyes like the baits moving at 2.5 to 2.7 MPH. Make sure when pulling these baits that one uses the pull and drop approach meaning every 10-20 seconds give the rod a quick sweeping action forward and then quickly drop the rod back, this sweeping action hurries the bait through the water and then allows the bait to stop just for a second or two and suspend, the quick changes in pace typically triggers the fish to bite.
The Walleye action on Winnie continues to show nice eaters along the shallows of Winnie and we are still finding excellent results with the spinners and crawlers and the hot colors continue to be those Hot perch and hammered gold, but we are seeing a few days where the silver colors are starting to kick in. We have also seen a consistent bite on the Salmo Hornets and we have found better luck trolling these in the deeper 10-13 foot of water with the #5’s. The hot colors continue to be the Viking, Hot Perch and Blue Dace. The speed while pulling them in this depths remains at 2.0 MPH and our line lengths are consistent at 90 feet.
We will be focusing our attention on Winnie over the next couple of weeks in preparation for the AIM Series Walleye Championship that we will be fishing on September 1st and 2nd. I will try to keep everyone updated but look for regular reports after the tourney.
Bite on the Fall Frisky bites come day and night,