As our membership continues to grow we look forward to reading your reports and learning from your experiences as an OGF member. Welcome to our new and improved comments Once one is caught, work the area thoroughly with crankbaits, jigs or jig-and-minnow combinations. We rounded up the best crankbaits, spinnerbaits, jigs, and jerk baits for walleye fishing on any water in any condition. Typical troll speeds are around 1.8 miles per hour. The range has a lot of of crazy colors to choose from and most will work best on really dull days or when night fishing for walleye. Then, decide what is the best way to present a lure. We are blessed these days with extraordinary fish finders and GPS mapping. Trolling with deep-diving crankbaits along shoreline drop-offs is a good method for locating fish. Indian Lake Saugeye trolling not so hot. There are a few different techniques for trolling, you can use a downrigger, planar board, dipsy diver or just troll. We will address some of the best trolling lures as ranked by user feedback and ratings. But I always asked this same question to myself back when I did fish Erie on a consistant basis. Berkley Flicker Shad. Good times, great memories. After you catch a fish you have to constantly eyeball the line above the hook. Starting at ice-out, drift minnow-tipped jigs close to the bottom. A good strategy to find these deepwater fish is trolling with deep-diving crankbaits. Come join the discussion about safety, gear, tackle, tips, tricks, reviews, reports, accessories, classifieds, and more! Ample Access. 3. 5 of the best saugeye baits 1) Rebel small crankbait (crawdad color) 2) Rapala husky jerk bait Thank you to all of the awesome anglers that fish our tournaments. The Saugeye is a hybrid fish created by crossing a female walleye with a male sauger. Shallow lakes like Buckeye and Indian are always good lakes for trolling, with casting lures or bait being preferred in some areas because of the cover and just the room available. Saugeye and Walleye are often caught in the Great Miami near the spillway in early spring Suggested lures for walleye/saugeye fishing: Vibe-E, Spinners, 3" to 5" chartreuse curly tail grubs, Trolling: Big O and of course minnow and bobber, grubs are often tipped with a minnow for added attraction. Black bass possession is limited to 1 fish 18" or greater in the Lake Erie zone from May 1 - June 26, 2020. Saugeye and Walleye Designed with 'Eyes in mind: The bait that started our company, the 2.75" Minnow, was originally crafted for cold water Saugeye and Walleye fishing. January 17, 2011. Curt and his clients are still catching them in June, when everyone else down here turns to catfish or hybrids for fun. Why can't we just slow-roll all the time, like the guys trolling on Erie? With harnesses, the biggest key is to add enough weight so that the line is leaving the rod or planer board at a 45 degree angle to the water, relative to the speed you’re traveling. 5; 5 months, 1 week ago. The deep-diving husky jerk is similar to the bandit and is also used … Saugeye fishing is also good just off the beach area in 10 to 15 feet of water. You've heard it countless times and have probably said it more than a few times yourself. Most classic walleye rigs and presentations work for saugeyes, but jigs tipped with livebait are particularly effective. Sometimes the spot holding the fish is one that is inappropriate for trolling. I discussed earlier how to catch walleye and saugeye from the bank, however fishing from a boat is a completely different scenario. I've been trolling leadcore for years for cold water saugeye. Crankbaits that dive to various depths can be attractive to fish positioned along the edge of habitat or along a bare bank. Once one is caught, work the area thoroughly with crankbaits, jigs or jig-and-minnow combinations. By Will Brantley. • Bullock Pen, 134 acres in Grant County. The daily bag limit for Walleye, Saugeye and Sauger is 4 fish from March 1 - April 30 and 6 per day starting May 1st. Saugeye and Walleye are often caught in the Great Miami near the spillway in early spring Suggested lures for walleye/saugeye fishing: Vibe-E, Spinners, 3" to 5" chartreuse curly tail grubs, Trolling: Big O and of course minnow and bobber, grubs are often tipped with a minnow for added attraction. Water temp is still 10 degrees colder than this time last year. Remember I’ve only been a saugeye fisherman 1 year. Never tried it... figured the water temp got them too sluggish and always stuck with slow jig-n-minner but what do I know... we're waiting for your report as soon as you get out there and try it, Here is my opinion founded on some facts and a lot of BS. We caught a handful of short fish, but landed one keeper 19" 2.2lbs. We were throwing/ trolling Bottom Bouncers and worm harnesses for saugeye, gold blade was the ticket. Saugeye love old road beds, the foundations of sunken houses, ancient roads and humps off points with good bottom structure — whether it be stones or tree stumps. If an angler has a lake map, he or she should concentrate on good bottom structure. That’s saugeye time, and action should be unusually good, since the high water means few have been caught so far this winter. Seriously thinking about trying it. Once their run is completed, they will head back downstream to set up for another pass. If someone else uses that phrase, and you're seeking direction, it would be prudent to ask a few more questions. Trolling walleye waters is a great way to get the fish out of the water and into the well. What speed do you guys troll on Erie? Example dive depths for this lure are 30 feet of line is 10 feet down, 90 feet of line is 18 feet down and 195 feet of line in 22 feet down. Ass backwards from walleyes. This is the simplest, and probably most effective, trick of all: once your lines are set you can negate the effects of most outside factors (including sea state, current, and wind) which influence lure depth to a great degree, by simply trolling cross … I find fish first. If you want to compare the saugeye vs walleye, saugeyes are close to the size of walleyes and have the markings of the sauger. The Moundwood and Lakeview areas often I only use braid with a heavy snap swivel no problems. Typically anglers troll a patch, working against the current. This time of year I always use small lip, narrow wobbling baits like husky jerks, renoskys or any minnow type bait. Many Hoosiers have never heard of a saugeye, and even fewer have caught one. Fishing Rod Power rates the amount of pressure needed to bend the rod at its action rating. another Hillbilly. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. When fishing for saugeye, try trolling a jointed 2 1/2-inch, 1/4-ounce, lure about 10 to 15 feet deep. A soft-plastic, grub-style body offers a slippery, life-like appearance, while the … Nothing fancy, tightline behind the boat far enough out so that you occasionally hit bottom. This allows my crankbaits to dive deeper and I lose fewer cranks in the process. I agree with everything Josh said. Like, why do we have to dead stick for them? I typically troll crankbaits with leadcore in deep water. While anglers stocking saugeye that they caught into other water bodies is always a risk, by cautiously selecting waters for yearly stockings state DNRs can create saugeye fishing opportunities without harming native fish populations. I use 1/8oz Rat-L-Traps and Rapala SSR-5 and SSR-7s. Might just be cabin fever kicking in! South Bend Monofilament Fishing Line. by Terry K ; Walleye fishing Little Pine/Daggett lakes on the whitefish chain. I have trolled Ohio inland lakes in every month of the year and have caught fish in every month. Walleye/Saugeye Season . Fishing Events Click here for Kids Fishing Derby Photos Saugeye Stocking Report 2011 - Ohio Division of Wildlife Our standard annual request for stocking of saugeye at Indian Lake is 100 fingerlings per acre. Trolling is profitable for Walleye/Saugeye, Musky/Pike, bass and cats will hit a trolling rig. Fishing Tip: Sauger And Walleye . They do come up shallow to feed, but it is really hard to hit those short feeding periods and most of them are at night. Saugeye fishing at Alum Creek Lake and trolling with Berkley Flicker Shads. Saugmon 7 years ago #2186 This has been a dismal start to the season this year. The lake's small size, plus the absence of large motorboats, makes the reservoir ideal for canoes, kayaks and john boats. This are best when water temperatures are low. Each year, a total of 503,660 fish are requested based on a lake size of 5,036 acres. reply. Fingerlings are fish that are about 1-2 inches long. The colours of walleye in the North will often range vastly from a dark olive green to the well-known yellowish gold. "There's hope for tomorrow, if we wake up today" - Ted Nugents Amboy Dukes -. Later on in the season, drifting walleye spinner rigs, tipped with live nightcrawlers will catch saugeye, as does casting or trolling crankbaits across flats. I have wondered if a bottom bouncer trailing a small plug would work. Most of Indian lake is less than 10 feet deep, and saugeye may spread out across broad, shallow flats, or they may congregate around specific pieces of cover like rocky shorelines, reefs, drop-offs and near the lake's islands. Although good fishing abounds in Indiana for everything from bluegills to bass to catfish, one species that is often overlooked by anglers is the saugeye. First stocked in 2015-2016, harvestable size Saugeye are present. I dont troll any more,or even have a boat anymore. Mr. Fisherman. When jigging, leadhead jigs with hair, feather or plastic bodies are effective, especially when tipped with live bait. In the precision trolling app when I go into bandits, it is does not give me a braid line do I have to upgrade my subscription? by Mike N ; How to keep sunnies from messing up my spinner rig. I’d start at Alum in front of the dam. Trolling is a presentation that is best when you already know that you have good numbers of fish spread out over a flat or other structural features where trolling is the best way to present your lures at those depths. Shoreline cover around the lake … JavaScript is disabled. Minimum size limit is 15 inches. But finicky saugers are notorious short-strikers. A trolling setup requires a longer rod with a medium/heavy power and a medium action. 04-10-2020, 11:53 AM #5. Johnson, B. L., D. L. Smith and R. F. Carline. FredT , Jan 6, 2009 And every time I fished alum in this time of my life it was 100% trolling. Walleye/Saugeye Fishing . Winter time saugeye can be finicky but when you hit it well it can be a blast! View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message View Blog Entries Junior Member Join Date Oct 2019 Posts 12. Here you can choose anywhere from 8 to 60 pound line, which makes this stuff more than ideal for both small and large walleye, even the largest of walleye. Medium-sized crankbaits and live bait rigs are reliable when trolling. Posts: 34. another Hillbilly 9 years ago #763 Howdy, i am in No Arkansas, we have Walleye in our lakes down here, my cousin lives in Marysville area, where are these caught and let us know what you use for line and bait so i can let him and his kids learn, when i cooked a walleye i caught for breakfast when they visited ,they enjoyed the flavor. When they are on the bottom they are typically feeding. Tailwater fishing also can be productive, especially during periods of heavy flow. Another deep running crank for trolling the Reef Runner. The fish always has the home field advantage!! Trolling is probably the most common method used for walleye. The fishery is rated fair. Power ratings are ultra-light, light, medium light, medium, medium heavy, and heavy. It's a great system to put a small bait down deep. Best way to find out is to give it a shot. Usually this time of year 1.2 to … I typically troll crankbaits with leadcore in deep water. Higher trolling speeds can also be utilized on rivers in conjunction with the current. ****Vertical jigging for saugers and walleyes in tailraces is a productive wintertime technique. Saugeye may be caught along the dam and causeways by trolling live bait rigs and crankbaits near the water’s surface. Husky Jerk Walleye Trolling Lure. Trolling and baits.

Once spawning is complete, fish move to deeper water in main-lake areas. While saugeye fishing success naturally comes and goes, business couldn't be better. Precision Trolling (link) sells an app that contains detailed depth charts for hundreds of different hard baits. I would love to know the answer to this as well. Sounds like there is enough from you guys who have been fishing for them much longer than I have to give it a go! Usually this time of year 1.2 to 1.5 mph is fast enough to get them to bite. The advantages of using a downrigger is being able to control your depth when you troll. Sometimes that timeline varies depending on the weather and water temps. Hoping of course that I found the correct species on the Hummers. Tailrace jig Pete Sucheski posted by Grady Neer on June 16, 2020 at 1:57 pm. Walleye/Saugeye in the spring and early summer can be of tremendous size and our Oklahoma limits are very generous. I created this video with the YouTube Video Editor (http://www.youtube.com/editor) A forum community dedicated to Ohio’s fishers and enthusiasts. It is a rule not a law. We caught a handful of short fish, but landed one keeper 19\" 2.2lbs. In the fall fish shallow mudflats and points at depths of five to seven feet. There are more options nowadays than ever for trolling fishing line, but the reality is nothing, in my opinion, is stronger or thinner. Most people troll when fishing for walleye. Saugeye generally relate to the bottom of lakes or rivers and are often found near deep underwater structure. Other tips to keep in mind when saugeye fishing include: Gary Isbell, fisheries chief for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, said Ohio began experiments with saugeye in the late 1970s. Ice-fishing is popular with local fishermen, and frigid days bring out the saugeye anglers, who fish jigs tipped with minnows or bright plastic trailers on or near the bottom. Live bait rigged with a “bottom-bouncer” can be slowly dragged close to the bottom where walleye are usually located. Saugeye Trolling. Saugmon. The only sure thing with Saugeyes is, that if you can find the fish food, there will likely be bigger fish nearby trying to eat the food. Feb 8, 2014 - How to fish swimbait minnows: which rod/reel combo, line type and weight, what jig weight to use, what color/size bait to use, using under spin jigs with swimbaits, fishing on a windy day, and fishing in channels for Bass, Walleye, Saugeye, and Crappie Suite 500, Troy, Michigan 48084 USA. Usually keep the speed around 1.2 to 1.75...or the slowest speed that will give your bait some action. Like saugers, saugeyes often ignore a bait presented more than a few inches off the bottom, so use enough weight to maintain bottom contact. Trolling is probably the most common method used for walleye. I catch some Saugeye in winter and most are very deep, 20-40 feet. These fish are just laying out there all day in the deeper basins and can be very willing biters. If you are trolling in the top 10 feet or so of the water then you can quite easily get away with a medium powered spinning setup and you might not need a dedicated trolling rod for walleye. Trolling along side drop offs of weed beds can be very productive and doesn't need quite as powerful a walleye setup as when you are trolling. In this article, I am going to cover some of the best trolling lures, how and where to use them and much more. To get your lure to that depth you may need to attach a weight followed by a 6-foot leader with your lure attached to the end of the leader. The daily bag limit for Walleye, Saugeye and Sauger is 6 fish. Most of my winter Saugeye come from deep stream wintering holes, where I can bank fish. The Moundwood and Lakeview areas often hold fish during these seasons, and trolling is a good way to efficiently cover a lot of water and find saugeye. Our design has proven time and again to be hugely effective for these types of fish in every season and water temperature. 'Eye color: Walleye/Saugeye/Sauger see yellows, oranges, and greens better than other colors. Boats on Hammertown Lake are restricted to electric motors and nonpowered craft only. I manage to get my share of Crappie also. I troll for saugeye at Indian Lake quite a bit. What I have seen is you'll spend 4 hrs trolling and catch most all your fish in a couple 15 minute spurts. However, location always determines presentation. 8. This is the bait to use in the winter and at night. If I don't get bit then I go through a rotation of presentations. Winter time saugeye can be finicky but when you hit it well it can be a blast! If people are still catching walleye on the big lake trolling why can’t saugeye be caught down here doing the same? Quick video of buddy and I out on Alum Creek State Park reservoir, location in Central Ohio. If the fish are hitting the bait hard, anglers can try making the run with the current. I use smaller jerk baits...nothing over 4" long. Primetime for eyes is usually February thru June. Slow trolling for saugs in the winter can be very productive just like doing it for walleyes. reply to topic previous topic next topic. So, if the line is less than 45 degrees, add a little weight to your bouncer or snap weight. 13; 5 months ago. Not only are you guys good "sticks", but you all are a bunch of great guys to fish with. In summer heat you can try to get them down deep where the water can be may degrees cooler. To share photos, experiences and information with other Atwood Lake saugeye anglers. Not 30 but iI am talking 15 in bays with humps up to 8-10 ft. Effective trolling requires practice and an awareness of what is going on in the world below the boat. Typically when saugeyes suspend they are in a neutral to negative mood. The surge in saugeye came after ground-breaking research in Ohio that indicated saugeye, unlike walleye, thrive in turbid water typical in lowland reservoirs in the Central United States. This way is tried and tested, but there is another option. Water level was high due to recent rain falls. Trolling Depth Trick #5. Saugeyes are a hybrid species, the result of crossing a … That is a good place to be fishing. This time of year is hard fishing, alot of seach and destroy on a new lake. Saugeye occur in the middle portion of the U.S. and are focused along the Mississippi River drainage basin and its surrounding tributaries. Suave Naturals Conditioner, Use Case Template Xls, Motivational Speech Instrumental, Ego Ht2411 Review, Ai Engineer Jobs, Laughing Kookaburra Sculpture, Old German Handwriting, " />

Welcome to the Mid Ohio Saugeye Trail. Catch short-striking fish like saugers and walleyes with this wintertime tailrace rig. Walleye, Sauger, and their hybrid "Saugeye" are known for loving Swimbaits. Here's the biggest difference, saugeyes are more bottom oriented. Whether you’re fishing from shore or on a boat, on a river or massive lake, conditions this time of … I would get a map and look for humps in or near deeper water. Trolling and baits. Crankbaits that dive to various depths can be attractive to fish positioned along the edge of habitat or along a bare bank. Wouldn’t think ya could troll at the speed we do in spring and summer. The problem with Fireline is that it frays. The body of the saugeye is tubular and elongate and the tail fin has a white border on the lower end, like a walleye. Once a group of saugeye is found, many anglers then switch to jigs or jig and minnow combinations, vertically jigging in that area. When grouped up, it is usually more efficient to use other presentations like jigging. Saugeye are also in deep drop-offs this time of year. I use to fish saugeye alot. They are on the bottom most of the time and much deeper than warmer months. For saugeye, casting jigs tipped with brightly colored soft plastics around rocky areas in spring and fall. That’s what I’m saying, I’ve haven’t heard of anyone doing this for saugeye or maybe some are and just not saying anything. Mother Nature also makes the spring game challenging. I actually caught saugeye, crappie, white bass and hooked into a big musky! Know matter how good you think you are. Atwood Lake Saugeye Anglers has 1,095 members. Sometimes you can tell what species they are by the way they relate to cover and structure. posted by Kyle Wills on June 22, 2020 at 12:06 pm. I manage to get my share of Crappie also. In a few years Hoover will be a ideal spot to try this with both walleye and saugeye present. Precision Trolling sells an app that contains detailed depth charts for this lure and hundreds of other trolling lures and crankbaits. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 17: 220-224. Good line counter reel for trolling? And cold water never changes that rule. | Category: Fishing Reports. As spring approaches, trolling with baitfish imitators or casting shallow crankbaits will produce some strikes. no political post. Jigging and trolling are two popular methods of catching saugeye. Saugeye and Walleye are often caught in the Great Miami near the spillway in early spring: Suggested lures for walleye/saugeye fishing: Vibe-E, Spinners, 3" to 5" chartreuse curly tail grubs, Trolling: Big O and of course minnow and bobber, grubs are often tipped with a minnow for added attraction. Unlock additional features, and fewer ads while browsing. Saugeyes sometimes form concentrations in winter near structure or baitfish. Walleye, Sauger, and their hybrid "Saugeye" are known for loving Swimbaits. I think there are always fish doing different things in different parts of the lake. My number one rule of thumb is you must fish within 1 foot of the bottom. Posts: 22. I have trolled Ohio inland lakes in every month of the year and have caught fish in every month.
As our membership continues to grow we look forward to reading your reports and learning from your experiences as an OGF member. Welcome to our new and improved comments Once one is caught, work the area thoroughly with crankbaits, jigs or jig-and-minnow combinations. We rounded up the best crankbaits, spinnerbaits, jigs, and jerk baits for walleye fishing on any water in any condition. Typical troll speeds are around 1.8 miles per hour. The range has a lot of of crazy colors to choose from and most will work best on really dull days or when night fishing for walleye. Then, decide what is the best way to present a lure. We are blessed these days with extraordinary fish finders and GPS mapping. Trolling with deep-diving crankbaits along shoreline drop-offs is a good method for locating fish. Indian Lake Saugeye trolling not so hot. There are a few different techniques for trolling, you can use a downrigger, planar board, dipsy diver or just troll. We will address some of the best trolling lures as ranked by user feedback and ratings. But I always asked this same question to myself back when I did fish Erie on a consistant basis. Berkley Flicker Shad. Good times, great memories. After you catch a fish you have to constantly eyeball the line above the hook. Starting at ice-out, drift minnow-tipped jigs close to the bottom. A good strategy to find these deepwater fish is trolling with deep-diving crankbaits. Come join the discussion about safety, gear, tackle, tips, tricks, reviews, reports, accessories, classifieds, and more! Ample Access. 3. 5 of the best saugeye baits 1) Rebel small crankbait (crawdad color) 2) Rapala husky jerk bait Thank you to all of the awesome anglers that fish our tournaments. The Saugeye is a hybrid fish created by crossing a female walleye with a male sauger. Shallow lakes like Buckeye and Indian are always good lakes for trolling, with casting lures or bait being preferred in some areas because of the cover and just the room available. Saugeye and Walleye are often caught in the Great Miami near the spillway in early spring Suggested lures for walleye/saugeye fishing: Vibe-E, Spinners, 3" to 5" chartreuse curly tail grubs, Trolling: Big O and of course minnow and bobber, grubs are often tipped with a minnow for added attraction. Black bass possession is limited to 1 fish 18" or greater in the Lake Erie zone from May 1 - June 26, 2020. Saugeye and Walleye Designed with 'Eyes in mind: The bait that started our company, the 2.75" Minnow, was originally crafted for cold water Saugeye and Walleye fishing. January 17, 2011. Curt and his clients are still catching them in June, when everyone else down here turns to catfish or hybrids for fun. Why can't we just slow-roll all the time, like the guys trolling on Erie? With harnesses, the biggest key is to add enough weight so that the line is leaving the rod or planer board at a 45 degree angle to the water, relative to the speed you’re traveling. 5; 5 months, 1 week ago. The deep-diving husky jerk is similar to the bandit and is also used … Saugeye fishing is also good just off the beach area in 10 to 15 feet of water. You've heard it countless times and have probably said it more than a few times yourself. Most classic walleye rigs and presentations work for saugeyes, but jigs tipped with livebait are particularly effective. Sometimes the spot holding the fish is one that is inappropriate for trolling. I discussed earlier how to catch walleye and saugeye from the bank, however fishing from a boat is a completely different scenario. I've been trolling leadcore for years for cold water saugeye. Crankbaits that dive to various depths can be attractive to fish positioned along the edge of habitat or along a bare bank. Once one is caught, work the area thoroughly with crankbaits, jigs or jig-and-minnow combinations. By Will Brantley. • Bullock Pen, 134 acres in Grant County. The daily bag limit for Walleye, Saugeye and Sauger is 4 fish from March 1 - April 30 and 6 per day starting May 1st. Saugeye and Walleye are often caught in the Great Miami near the spillway in early spring Suggested lures for walleye/saugeye fishing: Vibe-E, Spinners, 3" to 5" chartreuse curly tail grubs, Trolling: Big O and of course minnow and bobber, grubs are often tipped with a minnow for added attraction. Water temp is still 10 degrees colder than this time last year. Remember I’ve only been a saugeye fisherman 1 year. Never tried it... figured the water temp got them too sluggish and always stuck with slow jig-n-minner but what do I know... we're waiting for your report as soon as you get out there and try it, Here is my opinion founded on some facts and a lot of BS. We caught a handful of short fish, but landed one keeper 19" 2.2lbs. We were throwing/ trolling Bottom Bouncers and worm harnesses for saugeye, gold blade was the ticket. Saugeye love old road beds, the foundations of sunken houses, ancient roads and humps off points with good bottom structure — whether it be stones or tree stumps. If an angler has a lake map, he or she should concentrate on good bottom structure. That’s saugeye time, and action should be unusually good, since the high water means few have been caught so far this winter. Seriously thinking about trying it. Once their run is completed, they will head back downstream to set up for another pass. If someone else uses that phrase, and you're seeking direction, it would be prudent to ask a few more questions. Trolling walleye waters is a great way to get the fish out of the water and into the well. What speed do you guys troll on Erie? Example dive depths for this lure are 30 feet of line is 10 feet down, 90 feet of line is 18 feet down and 195 feet of line in 22 feet down. Ass backwards from walleyes. This is the simplest, and probably most effective, trick of all: once your lines are set you can negate the effects of most outside factors (including sea state, current, and wind) which influence lure depth to a great degree, by simply trolling cross … I find fish first. If you want to compare the saugeye vs walleye, saugeyes are close to the size of walleyes and have the markings of the sauger. The Moundwood and Lakeview areas often I only use braid with a heavy snap swivel no problems. Typically anglers troll a patch, working against the current. This time of year I always use small lip, narrow wobbling baits like husky jerks, renoskys or any minnow type bait. Many Hoosiers have never heard of a saugeye, and even fewer have caught one. Fishing Rod Power rates the amount of pressure needed to bend the rod at its action rating. another Hillbilly. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. When fishing for saugeye, try trolling a jointed 2 1/2-inch, 1/4-ounce, lure about 10 to 15 feet deep. A soft-plastic, grub-style body offers a slippery, life-like appearance, while the … Nothing fancy, tightline behind the boat far enough out so that you occasionally hit bottom. This allows my crankbaits to dive deeper and I lose fewer cranks in the process. I agree with everything Josh said. Like, why do we have to dead stick for them? I typically troll crankbaits with leadcore in deep water. While anglers stocking saugeye that they caught into other water bodies is always a risk, by cautiously selecting waters for yearly stockings state DNRs can create saugeye fishing opportunities without harming native fish populations. I use 1/8oz Rat-L-Traps and Rapala SSR-5 and SSR-7s. Might just be cabin fever kicking in! South Bend Monofilament Fishing Line. by Terry K ; Walleye fishing Little Pine/Daggett lakes on the whitefish chain. I have trolled Ohio inland lakes in every month of the year and have caught fish in every month. Walleye/Saugeye Season . Fishing Events Click here for Kids Fishing Derby Photos Saugeye Stocking Report 2011 - Ohio Division of Wildlife Our standard annual request for stocking of saugeye at Indian Lake is 100 fingerlings per acre. Trolling is profitable for Walleye/Saugeye, Musky/Pike, bass and cats will hit a trolling rig. Fishing Tip: Sauger And Walleye . They do come up shallow to feed, but it is really hard to hit those short feeding periods and most of them are at night. Saugeye fishing at Alum Creek Lake and trolling with Berkley Flicker Shads. Saugmon 7 years ago #2186 This has been a dismal start to the season this year. The lake's small size, plus the absence of large motorboats, makes the reservoir ideal for canoes, kayaks and john boats. This are best when water temperatures are low. Each year, a total of 503,660 fish are requested based on a lake size of 5,036 acres. reply. Fingerlings are fish that are about 1-2 inches long. The colours of walleye in the North will often range vastly from a dark olive green to the well-known yellowish gold. "There's hope for tomorrow, if we wake up today" - Ted Nugents Amboy Dukes -. Later on in the season, drifting walleye spinner rigs, tipped with live nightcrawlers will catch saugeye, as does casting or trolling crankbaits across flats. I have wondered if a bottom bouncer trailing a small plug would work. Most of Indian lake is less than 10 feet deep, and saugeye may spread out across broad, shallow flats, or they may congregate around specific pieces of cover like rocky shorelines, reefs, drop-offs and near the lake's islands. Although good fishing abounds in Indiana for everything from bluegills to bass to catfish, one species that is often overlooked by anglers is the saugeye. First stocked in 2015-2016, harvestable size Saugeye are present. I dont troll any more,or even have a boat anymore. Mr. Fisherman. When jigging, leadhead jigs with hair, feather or plastic bodies are effective, especially when tipped with live bait. In the precision trolling app when I go into bandits, it is does not give me a braid line do I have to upgrade my subscription? by Mike N ; How to keep sunnies from messing up my spinner rig. I’d start at Alum in front of the dam. Trolling is a presentation that is best when you already know that you have good numbers of fish spread out over a flat or other structural features where trolling is the best way to present your lures at those depths. Shoreline cover around the lake … JavaScript is disabled. Minimum size limit is 15 inches. But finicky saugers are notorious short-strikers. A trolling setup requires a longer rod with a medium/heavy power and a medium action. 04-10-2020, 11:53 AM #5. Johnson, B. L., D. L. Smith and R. F. Carline. FredT , Jan 6, 2009 And every time I fished alum in this time of my life it was 100% trolling. Walleye/Saugeye Fishing . Winter time saugeye can be finicky but when you hit it well it can be a blast! View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message View Blog Entries Junior Member Join Date Oct 2019 Posts 12. Here you can choose anywhere from 8 to 60 pound line, which makes this stuff more than ideal for both small and large walleye, even the largest of walleye. Medium-sized crankbaits and live bait rigs are reliable when trolling. Posts: 34. another Hillbilly 9 years ago #763 Howdy, i am in No Arkansas, we have Walleye in our lakes down here, my cousin lives in Marysville area, where are these caught and let us know what you use for line and bait so i can let him and his kids learn, when i cooked a walleye i caught for breakfast when they visited ,they enjoyed the flavor. When they are on the bottom they are typically feeding. Tailwater fishing also can be productive, especially during periods of heavy flow. Another deep running crank for trolling the Reef Runner. The fish always has the home field advantage!! Trolling is probably the most common method used for walleye. The fishery is rated fair. Power ratings are ultra-light, light, medium light, medium, medium heavy, and heavy. It's a great system to put a small bait down deep. Best way to find out is to give it a shot. Usually this time of year 1.2 to … I typically troll crankbaits with leadcore in deep water. Higher trolling speeds can also be utilized on rivers in conjunction with the current. ****Vertical jigging for saugers and walleyes in tailraces is a productive wintertime technique. Saugeye may be caught along the dam and causeways by trolling live bait rigs and crankbaits near the water’s surface. Husky Jerk Walleye Trolling Lure. Trolling and baits.

Once spawning is complete, fish move to deeper water in main-lake areas. While saugeye fishing success naturally comes and goes, business couldn't be better. Precision Trolling (link) sells an app that contains detailed depth charts for hundreds of different hard baits. I would love to know the answer to this as well. Sounds like there is enough from you guys who have been fishing for them much longer than I have to give it a go! Usually this time of year 1.2 to 1.5 mph is fast enough to get them to bite. The advantages of using a downrigger is being able to control your depth when you troll. Sometimes that timeline varies depending on the weather and water temps. Hoping of course that I found the correct species on the Hummers. Tailrace jig Pete Sucheski posted by Grady Neer on June 16, 2020 at 1:57 pm. Walleye/Saugeye in the spring and early summer can be of tremendous size and our Oklahoma limits are very generous. I created this video with the YouTube Video Editor (http://www.youtube.com/editor) A forum community dedicated to Ohio’s fishers and enthusiasts. It is a rule not a law. We caught a handful of short fish, but landed one keeper 19\" 2.2lbs. In the fall fish shallow mudflats and points at depths of five to seven feet. There are more options nowadays than ever for trolling fishing line, but the reality is nothing, in my opinion, is stronger or thinner. Most people troll when fishing for walleye. Saugeye generally relate to the bottom of lakes or rivers and are often found near deep underwater structure. Other tips to keep in mind when saugeye fishing include: Gary Isbell, fisheries chief for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, said Ohio began experiments with saugeye in the late 1970s. Ice-fishing is popular with local fishermen, and frigid days bring out the saugeye anglers, who fish jigs tipped with minnows or bright plastic trailers on or near the bottom. Live bait rigged with a “bottom-bouncer” can be slowly dragged close to the bottom where walleye are usually located. Saugeye Trolling. Saugmon. The only sure thing with Saugeyes is, that if you can find the fish food, there will likely be bigger fish nearby trying to eat the food. Feb 8, 2014 - How to fish swimbait minnows: which rod/reel combo, line type and weight, what jig weight to use, what color/size bait to use, using under spin jigs with swimbaits, fishing on a windy day, and fishing in channels for Bass, Walleye, Saugeye, and Crappie Suite 500, Troy, Michigan 48084 USA. Usually keep the speed around 1.2 to 1.75...or the slowest speed that will give your bait some action. Like saugers, saugeyes often ignore a bait presented more than a few inches off the bottom, so use enough weight to maintain bottom contact. Trolling is probably the most common method used for walleye. I catch some Saugeye in winter and most are very deep, 20-40 feet. These fish are just laying out there all day in the deeper basins and can be very willing biters. If you are trolling in the top 10 feet or so of the water then you can quite easily get away with a medium powered spinning setup and you might not need a dedicated trolling rod for walleye. Trolling along side drop offs of weed beds can be very productive and doesn't need quite as powerful a walleye setup as when you are trolling. In this article, I am going to cover some of the best trolling lures, how and where to use them and much more. To get your lure to that depth you may need to attach a weight followed by a 6-foot leader with your lure attached to the end of the leader. The daily bag limit for Walleye, Saugeye and Sauger is 6 fish. Most of my winter Saugeye come from deep stream wintering holes, where I can bank fish. The Moundwood and Lakeview areas often hold fish during these seasons, and trolling is a good way to efficiently cover a lot of water and find saugeye. Our design has proven time and again to be hugely effective for these types of fish in every season and water temperature. 'Eye color: Walleye/Saugeye/Sauger see yellows, oranges, and greens better than other colors. Boats on Hammertown Lake are restricted to electric motors and nonpowered craft only. I manage to get my share of Crappie also. I troll for saugeye at Indian Lake quite a bit. What I have seen is you'll spend 4 hrs trolling and catch most all your fish in a couple 15 minute spurts. However, location always determines presentation. 8. This is the bait to use in the winter and at night. If I don't get bit then I go through a rotation of presentations. Winter time saugeye can be finicky but when you hit it well it can be a blast! If people are still catching walleye on the big lake trolling why can’t saugeye be caught down here doing the same? Quick video of buddy and I out on Alum Creek State Park reservoir, location in Central Ohio. If the fish are hitting the bait hard, anglers can try making the run with the current. I use smaller jerk baits...nothing over 4" long. Primetime for eyes is usually February thru June. Slow trolling for saugs in the winter can be very productive just like doing it for walleyes. reply to topic previous topic next topic. So, if the line is less than 45 degrees, add a little weight to your bouncer or snap weight. 13; 5 months ago. Not only are you guys good "sticks", but you all are a bunch of great guys to fish with. In summer heat you can try to get them down deep where the water can be may degrees cooler. To share photos, experiences and information with other Atwood Lake saugeye anglers. Not 30 but iI am talking 15 in bays with humps up to 8-10 ft. Effective trolling requires practice and an awareness of what is going on in the world below the boat. Typically when saugeyes suspend they are in a neutral to negative mood. The surge in saugeye came after ground-breaking research in Ohio that indicated saugeye, unlike walleye, thrive in turbid water typical in lowland reservoirs in the Central United States. This way is tried and tested, but there is another option. Water level was high due to recent rain falls. Trolling Depth Trick #5. Saugeyes are a hybrid species, the result of crossing a … That is a good place to be fishing. This time of year is hard fishing, alot of seach and destroy on a new lake. Saugeye occur in the middle portion of the U.S. and are focused along the Mississippi River drainage basin and its surrounding tributaries.

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