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Manitoulin Island Fishing For For Walleye

Tips For Walleye Fishing in Kagawong Lake

Catching walleye / pickerel requires the right rod and reel combo, knowledge of where to find the walleye on Kagawong Lake, using the best walleye baits and applying specific techniques. One of the better spots on Kagawong Lake is out in front of Freds Camp on the west side of the lake. It is also important to pay attention to the fishing conditions on Kagawong Lake. Walleye Equipment Catching pickerel in the spring and summer involves using different strategies. The best chance of success comes when we use the proper gear, lures and live baits.

What is the best walleye fishing gear for beginners?

  • Walleye Rod and Reel Use a six foot medium-action rod with a very sensitive tip and a spinning reel with 8 pound line.
  • Walleye Lures Jig heads with rubber tails, diving stick-baits, small spoons and spinner baits are all effective at different times.
  • Using Live Bait For Walleye Minnows, night crawlers, and leeches fished with a jig, spinner bait or bottom bouncer are the most popular live bait choices for catching pickerel.
  • Walleye Location Where do you find walleye or pickerel? Learning how to catch pickerel involves looking for weeds, identifying key underwater structure and using the weather conditions to help find the location of the fish.
    During the day walleye often sit in holes along the bottom of the lake or river. Sometimes the fish are found suspended on a rock shelf, submerged island, or off a point when feeding on minnows.
    Islands and reefs are good locations for finding pickerel, especially on windy days. Starting at the shallow part of the island, work your way out until you find the depth range of 15 feet to 25 feet. Normally, perch and small pike ambush minnows from the range of 8 feet of water down to 15 feet. The walleye are usually found in the next depth zone.
    Rough water and cloudy days will bring pickerel closer to shore to feed on bait fish. The edges of weed beds are also good spots to find feeding walleye, especially in the late spring and early summer.
    After the sun sets, pickerel will move into shallower water to hunt for schools of minnows. They can often be caught at this time by casting lures off of a dock, or from a shoreline that has a quick drop off to deep water.

Sliding Float Rig
Despite needing a large float, this technique is very sensitive, so you’ll be able to detect the most gentle of bites. The main benefit to slider fishing is that it allows you to fish deeper with great sensitivity and accuracy.

Walleye fishing spinnerbait, jig tails, spoons, jig, crank crankbait

The slip sinker rig is one of the most common and useful of all fishing rigs. It is very versatile and can be scaled up and down depending on the situation. A slip sinker rig can be used in two different ways. The plastics are slowly retrieved with the sinker making contact with the bottom. The amount of buoyancy the lure has determines whether it will float above the weight, slowly sink, or go right to the bottom. Lures that resemble crayfish do well on the bottom. Lures that look like lizards tend to do better when they float.

Other Walleye Jigs and Lures

  • Cordell Wally Diver
  • Lindy Fuzz-E Grub Jig
  • Terminator T1 Spinnerbait
  • Lindy Slick Jig
  • Strike King Redeye Shad
  • Rapala Shad Rap (No. 7 & No. 5)
  • Lindy Watsit Jig
  • TriggerX Nightcrawler
  • Rapala Husky Jerk
  • Storm Hot 'n Tot Mad Flash
  • Reef Runner Little Ripper
  • Koppers Live Target Crawfish
  • Mepps Black Fury Spinnerbait (Size#3)
  • Bass Pro Shops Walleye Angler XPS Jig Spin
  • Northland Fishing Tackle Forage Minnow Jigging Spoon


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