Larry Myhre’s August walleye tips.
Throwback write-up with some interesting snippets, excerpts below:
> Most of the time the fish are relating to weeds, particularly cabbage and coontail. I prefer to fish cabbage as it is much easier to move your presentation just outside of the weedline….
> I abandon the typical “Lindy” sinker when fishing weeds and instead use a cone-shaped [bassin’] sinker…slides through the weeds without fouling on them and can save you a lot of aggravation.
> During the heat of Aug, I tend to use nightcrawlers much more than leeches…crawlers beat leeches most days once the insect hatches start going off. If panfish are driving me crazy stealing crawlers, I’ll switch to leeches which are a lot tougher….
> Before snelling the hook, I slide on a 6mm bead…could be fluorescent orange, chartreuse, green or white. Some days one works better than the other – I’ve fished a lot of live-bait situations where the bead made a tremendous difference….
> I also carry fluorescent orange and chartreuse yarn, the same stuff steelhead anglers use. I usually divide it in half (because it’s pretty thick) and cut off a piece about 3″ long.
> Next I attach it to the snell right at the eye of the hook with a simple overhand knot…trim the ends down to about 1/4″ long. It provides a bigger target than a bead – acting almost like a spinner – but you can go a lot slower.
Dang, the creative juices are flowing! 👀🤯
> Pinch off the tail of your crawler, removing about 1/3 of its length. Not sure why – some think it puts more scent in the water – but it’ll definitely make a difference most days.
> If your hook is picking up moss or other gunk, go to a floating rig so the hook doesn’t drag over the bottom. Floating jigheads work well and add a dash of color ahead of the worm.