We were in 40 FOW east of Point Abino, near the border.
We had SW winds 4-6 km/hr and wind died down later. We still had a good chop on the water.
I took some underwater video wth my GoPro camera.
Here's the summary of our day:
we got 8 nice walleye.
We got 5 before 10 am. The last 3 walleye were caught over the next 5 hrs!
-4 were caught on black and purple worm harness, on down-rigger set at 10 feet off the bottom, and 90 feet back.
-2 were caught on copper/yellow worm harness on down-rigger set at 10 feet off the bottom and 90 feet back.
-1 was caught on blue fox fire tiger spinner/worm on down rigger, same depth and same length back as above.
-1 was caught on black and purple thunder stick-on from an in-line planar board about 130 feet back. This was our only fish caught on a planar board.
I know lots of guys are using lead-core line for walleye (just like salmon). They don't need down-riggers and they still get good depth control. However, I have found great success using 20 lb. braided line off my down-riggers too. The braided line is non-stretching and therefore allows great hook sets with 80-130 ft of line out!
I switched to braided line many years ago when I noticed that ordinary mono line would stretch with 90-100 ft of line out and I could not get a proper hook set for walleye. I lost many fish with mono line, but now I find the walleye seem to hook themselves with the non-stretch braided line!
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Maddalena Environmental Inc.