How to catch spring walleye spinning from boat and shore

Fanged predator coveted trophy for many anglers. Someone is attracted by the taste of fish, someone more interesting search process, so as to find and successfully purposefully to catch walleye can only enough experienced anglers, it can be considered a kind of indicator of skills.

Others enjoy the process of fighting a strong fish. Fishing for walleye in the spring on a spinning from the shore is the most popular way of hunting for fanged, as it does not require the presence of swimming facilities, however, and the availability of many promising points in this case is severely limited.

Features spring behavior fanged

In the spring we can distinguish two main bursts of activity perch before spawning and after. It was at this time expect the best catches. Pre-spawning feeding period of the predator longer and more intense. Perch a few revived after the beginning of ice melting, and the peak of activity occurs approximately two weeks before laying the eggs.

However, fishing here is not so simple. Often at this time there are spring floods, the water becomes opaque, turbid, and in such circumstances, Zander refuses to take the bait. Fish at this time swim upstream in search of suitable places to lay the eggs. Fang comes to life only after the flood peak passed.

After spawning, also usually there is a flurry of activity. Zhor at this time, shorter and less intense. At this time, should pay attention to the following feature – Sudak may stay near the nest to protect the eggs postponed. Such a guard will attack any approaching objects, including fishing lures.

The search for promising places on the pond

Selecting points that will oblavlivaemye in search of walleye, depending on the situation on the pond at the moment. At the beginning of the ice melting small fish often gathered into flocks near warmed by the sun edge – there are not only warmer, but also the content of oxygen in the water above. A little way below and from such accumulations of extraction is often possible to detect and walleye.

Medium-sized predator in spring can be found near other places of production, especially if there is the opportunity for an ambush. It can be:

  1. Where in the main body of water flow into the tributaries or just the large streams of melt water.
  2. Areas with return flow, especially the boundary of the main flow and the “return”
  3. A variety of snags and fallen into the pond trees are also attractive to the fanged predator, as it is ideal for hunting from ambush.
  4. In late spring appear thickets of aquatic vegetation is also quite suitable places.

However, note that the larger predator in the shallow waters almost not shown. Look for him standing near driftwood, on the borders of the pits near the edges and other anomalies of bottom topography, subject to the depth of this place from 3 meters and more.

Tackle suitable for fishing from the Bank

When buying a suitable for shore fishing walleye spinning should pay attention to the following characteristics:

  1. Length. Depends on the size of the reservoir, and preferences on baits. For small and medium-sized rivers is enough of 2.1-2.4 meters for large water bodies suitable options to 2.7, and is also occasionally encountered in the 3 metre model. This jerk wiring it is desirable to select a relatively short forms, the long length prevents correct twicethe these baits.
  2. System. As for the baits, and for effectively hooking (mouth of a walleye is quite bony and hard) are more suitable for fast or ultra-fast spinning options, which also allow better control of the fish during the catching.
  3. Test. This parameter depends on the depth and strength of current in fishing. For shallow water areas with quiet water enough 14-20 grams. But for serious depths and high currents you may need more than 40.
  4. The material of manufacture. Most modern reels, even the low-price segment, are manufactured from graphite – it provides fast action and the lightness of the rod. From composite or fiberglass to achieve the appropriate indicators will not work.

Coil pick up, determine the rod. Depending on personal preferences of the angler it can be as “chopper” and multiplicera model. But more popular still are bezynertsionnoj. The preferred size, depending on the rod, from 2000 to 4000. For comfortable work with the coil will be enough and 4 bearings – this is enough to ensure smooth running.

Leashes should choose based on the number of pike in the fishing spot. If not, or very little, it is better to give preference to stealth in water the fluorocarbon. If toothy predator comes across frequently, no choice, but to use metal leashes remains (can you really take the most subtle options, they are less visible).

Options for boat fishing

Spinning rods for fishing with swimming facilities are slightly different from those that are caught from shore. First and foremost this applies to the length of the rod. In the limited space maneuver blank 2.4 meters and more can be extremely uncomfortable. So if you plan on fishing vessels, it is better to give preference to spinning from 1.9 to 2.1 in length. In addition to maneuver tackle these options are more suitable to run tugs crankbaits.

Coil suitable both spinning and baitcasting, here all depends on the individual preferences of a particular angler. If to speak about “the chopper”, you should pay attention to models 3000-4000 size with a margin of safety, as when fishing from a boat a chance to catch a trophy slightly higher.

Important! To facilitate fishing with the use of swimming facilities may echo sounder and GPS Navigator. This will significantly simplify the search of walleye and will enable the easy return of the chosen catchability place.

Bait, suitable for spring walleye fishing

This fish has a distinctive anatomical feature, namely a relatively narrow throat, which is reflected in the choice of prey. Used lures should be taken into account when fishing for walleye usually are elongated, elongated spinners, silicone or crankbaits.


Perfectly caught walleye in the early spring on a jig, as the next season. Silicone lure show stable efficiency, as well as allowing you to sh the most promising points in the bottom layers, where most are located, and the Parking fanged predator. Basically in the course are models with elongated body shape – vibrohvosta, slugs, worms and imitation insect larvae. Favorite color options in this predator – yellow, light green, green, red.

Wiring pick up on the situation – if a predator exhibits a sufficient activity, and the classic steps would be sufficient. The passive behavior of walleye require some more experience animating lures. Here work can, and scraping along the bottom, and short explosions with light twitching the tip of the rod spinning on the breaks, and many other options.


Often used models with body shape minnow, although other variants also find use. The lure must have a fairly large blade, allowing it to quickly reach the working depth. Also some of the most popular sinking lures and suspender, such as buoyancy allows efficient sh in a favorite Parking spot walleye.

Rotating and oscillating spinner

Spinners also find application in the spring fishing for pike. Often use spoons elongated shape, and the wiring of these baits perform in jig style – with drops to the bottom and the subsequent explosions.

Spinners are used with less frequency. Basically this model with elongated petal-like “of great Britain long” from Mepps. Used turntables to 2 sometimes 3 numbers. To quickly enter the working depth the fans are often additionally okrujayut.

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