Fishing Tips

Brad Hawthorne’s “JIG TROLLING” breakdown to catch more walleyes

I had the chance to hop in the boat yesterday with Mille Lacs guide Brad Hawthorne where he schooled me on the forgotten art of “jig trolling” for walleyes. Great, finessy way to cover more water and keep your bait in the strike-zone longer. Something I’ll definitely be adding to my walleye-fishing arsenal — hope you dig it!

His go-to bait RIGHT NOW is a secret color (but he ended up showing it in the video!) Northland Long Shank Fire-Ball Jig. Also whacked a bunch earlier in the day using the same “jig trolling” technique with a 4″ Impulse Smelt Minnow.

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