Species: Walleye, Northern, Lake Trout
Time of year: Summer, Fall
How to Fish: Trolling is the best way to use these deep divers. They work well at various speeds, from light paddle to running the waves with a strong wind at your back. The more line you let out, the deeper they will run. You can get down 25 to 30 feet. When casting them out and reeling them in, you can expect to get down 10 to 15 feet deep.
This is a good search tool for locating walleye on humps in the middle of lakes or chasing schools of ciscos. For lake trout, troll them or deep basin or cliff drop-offs.
Choosing Color: Use perch or chrome patterns during sunny days and gold shiner patterns on cloudy days or in a good walleye chop.
Why: During the summer months, walleye will swim deep to find cooler water and lower lights. Drag them around medium to small rock-covered points, mid-lake reefs close to deep water. Larger lakes with ciscos, Walleys will spin summer chasing them in open water.
- Be sure to let out a lot of fishing line so the lure has a chance to get down deep.
- The lighter the line deeper it will run.
- A good ball bearing snap swivels will reduce line twist
- If worried about losing your lure to northern pike, a heavy fluorocarbon leader is not a bad idea. Of course, we don't mind selling replacements.