Walleyes Inc. Your one stop internet fishing resourceDaiichi Hooks Try the Bleeding Bait series for the best hooks on the marketLindy Little Joe Fishing TacklePanther Marine ProductsDual Pro Charging Systems the Chargers the Pro's UseRAM MOunting Systems the Ultimate in Electronic Mounting systemsBait Rigs TackleRanger Boats Still buidTrojan Batteries Simply the strongest battery on the marketThe only underwear you need for extreme cold weatherBedfors Sales Illinois # 1 Ranger Boat DealerDaiwa Fishing ReelsDrift Control The Best Drift Sock AvailableWe Didnt Invent Planer Boards we just made them easier and better to useWalleyes Inc. Your one Stop Internet fishing ResourceWalleyes Inc. Your one Stop Internet fishing Resource


Walleye In-Sider save 58% click here

Bass & Walleye Boats Magazine Save 64%  Click here

Cranking For Walleye T Shirt
Check out our T-shirt Line Now in colors and long sleeves
  Walleyes Inc. Pro Team Team Favorites Lodging, food,tackle, equipment and more
 ? Home
 ? Pro Page
 ? Pro's Pointers
 ? Tournaments
 ? Fishing Reports
 ? Fishing Articles
 ? Fishing Clubs
 ? Fishing Links
 ? Resort Links
 ? Guide Links
 ? Press Releases


 ? Walleyes Inc. Store
 ? New Products
 ? Product Links
 ? Boats For Sale
 ? Classifieds
 ? Contact Us

Survivior Livewell Intake System on the Run
Survivor Livewell
Intake System on 
"The Run" 

Click Here For 

More Information

Walleyes Inc quick Change Spinner Pack Special only $5.95
Walleyes Inc. 6 
Pack Spinner 
Pack Special
Only $5.95
Click Here

Lowrance Instructional DVD

Click here for Bruce Samson's Great New Instructionsal Interactive DVD

Pathfinder Scent Dispensing Crankbait Kit

Click here to See New Scent dispensing Crankbaits

Quick Scent Bait Stick
The Ultimate Bait Scent
Click here for more information

Welcome to Walleyes Inc.com Click Here to Check Out Our On-Line Tackle Store

Patience at Peninsular
By Bob Riege
Boom! Hardly had my jig touched the water before it was attacked ferociously. “Can’t be a walleye,” I hollered as I strained against the fish, “he hit too hard.” Ginny let her jig sink while she reached for the net. Unexpectedly, her line also tightened and we had a double, our first of many that day.
Ginny and I had ventured to Armstrong Ontario and contacted Ernie and Donna Nicholl of Trophy Fish Outposts. They put us on a lake called Peninsular. I had heard of Peninsular from my boss and he told us that we would have to practiced a lot of patience if we were to be successful at Peninsular Lake. Actually, we practice some good common sense and we found fish all over the lake especially on mid-lake humps or sunken islands.
Patience at Peninsular These environments are not foreign to the walleye they have been living there all summer long.
When fishing these humps I rely on my Lowrance depthfinder to tell me if anyone is home on these humps. I usually like to look for a good shelf that comes out from an island that has boulders on it. This is the structure that many walleye key in on to rest and ambush their prey as they slide back and forth from the hump to deep water. These are transition areas where the fish come to feed. These humps provide a structure for baitfish that have moved out into deep water as schools, and are looking for a place to rest. Naturally, what attracts the baitfish also attracts the walleye. The other thing that my depthfinder unit allows me to see is how active these fish are. Many times you can go over the hump and you will see that the walleyes are moving up to the top portion of the hump, this signifies that they are in a positive mood and within minutes you should be landing a nice plump walleye in your boat.

A very interesting pattern develops on stained water lakes. It revolves around sunlight. It’s difficult to say exactly why, but on cloudy days, you’ll catch most of your fish in the weeds; on sunny days, most will come off the rocks. It’s not a hard and fast rule, but it holds remarkably true.
There will usually be a number of patterns that might work during the summer period, some at the same time. However, you might find only one, maybe two, big-fish patterns.
On cloudy days walleyes rise up near the tops and out to the edge of weeds. They’re active and easy to get at, and you can usually catch a bunch. If you fish the rocks on a cloudy day, though it’s usually tough.
On the other hand, when the sun shines, the walleyes tend to bury down into the weeds during the day. They’re no longer active on the edges. You’ll have to pick and scrounge to get a few.
But when the sun shines on the rocks, it’s like magic. The walleyes are active. I believe it’s a matter of better vision coupled with increased baitfish activity. First, there’s increased light penetration through the water and more light reflection off the rocks. The rock fish can see better than usual. Second, increased light penetration spurs more algae and plankton growth, and, therefore more walleye movement. Rocks may even warm up a bit. There may be more to it than that, but whatever the reason, when it’s sunny, the rocks are the place to be.
The rocks, if they are close enough to the surface, absorb heat from the sun like a solar panel. The warmth attracts minnows and you know the rest. A few scattered weeds growing up between the rocks can be a real bonus.
It’s not a matter of the fish moving from the rocks to the weeds, or vice versa, depending on the sun. It’s simply the localized population of fish responding to changing conditions. One bunch is active; the other isn’t. Tomorrow things may change. Be aware of the triggering effect of sunlight and concentrate you efforts accordingly.
The stained water demands lure choices that trigger by both sight and sound. Since you should work over, through and along the edges of weeds and down among the rocks, you should select a limited number of lures that will do all of the above. All you need is a very simple tackle assortment to fish these areas. I prefer the ¼ ounce Max Gap jigs tipped with a Berkley Gulp minnow imitation or a paddle tailed grub.
The sunlight penetration also makes a big difference as to where the walleyes are located on any given hump. You wouldn't think that sunlight could penetrate down as far as 25 or 30 feet but in clear lakes it does. So when fishing, pay close attention to the sun and make sure that you fish the shady side of that hump. More active fish will be found in this area.
I prefer shallow rock humps with big, boulder-sized rocks. I also prefer them to be fairly close in proximity to shore. They don’t necessarily have to be tied to the shoreline, but they should be fairly close.
A wind coming into the rock pile can be advantageous, although I have enjoyed some nice catches on, calm days. The direction of the wind will have a lot to do with how the fish locate. Usually they will be working the windy side of the rock pile.
Presentation is usually done backtrolling jigs and snap jigging them. I prefer to backtroll because I can stay at a constant depth and drag my jig across the rocks and allow it to fall in the transitional breakline areas as well.
The patience comes when you decide that you are going to catch a lot of fish and remembering these techniques. So tie on a jig and head up to Peninsular as soon as the ice is off the lakes.
For more information or booking opportunity contact Ernie or Donna Nicholl, at Huron Air 1-866-488-5619 www.trophyfishoutposts.com. Or drop them a line at: P.O. Box 310, Armstrong, ON, Canada P0T 1A0 Fax. (866) 583-2812

Fish Clix Banner Exchange

International Fishing Banner ExchangeInternational Fishing Banner Exchange
International Fishing Banner Exchange