Larry Bollig

Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame member Larry Bollig is a successful tournament angler, guide and lecturer. He's considered by many to be one of the state's premier multi-species anglers.

Think Shallow for Bigger Walleyes

Posted by: Larry Bollig under Fishing Updated: June 28, 2009 - 3:33 PM
Just because it is summer, it does not mean all the walleyes are deep. I have a rule and that is always fish the shallowest part of the structure you are fishing especially if the weather is good. Clouds, wind, humidity and rain help make the shallow bite better. Here is an example: yesterday I was catching walleyes on a rock pile that topped out at five feet. It was a calm day without much humidity--most of the fish were caught in 28 feet. Today the weather changed--clouds, more humidity, and a nice breeze--the change in weather means I will check out the top of the reef first and then work my way down.

When the bite is good, the biggest fish will go shallow because they can. The smaller fish are a little more shy.

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