Ding 'Em Up

The YUM Dinger line of soft plastics have done more for my fishing than any other bait on the market. I rig a YUM Dinger wacky style during the postspawn. I use a spinning rod and skip the bait right under docks and overhanging trees.

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Walleyes At Night

Have you ever looked deep into the eyes of a Walleye? Compared to eyes of other fish, a walleye’s is a bit odd looking, kind of glassy like a marble. It gets even stranger at night, when they seem to glow. That’s because a walleye’s eye has a unique membrane, sort of like a cat’s eye, that allows them to capture every bit of available light and use it to see when other fish can’t. This explains why some of the very best walleye fishing happens at night. Because they are actively feeding, nighttime walleyes are often on the move, chasing schools of baitfish.

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When a Spoon is More than a Spoon

Lots of folks fish jigging spoons. Almost all fish them the same way. Find fish on the depth finder, drop a spoon on their heads and jig up and down. I prefer to stay to the side of fish, rather than on top of them. So, I have found a way to fish the Cotton Cordell C.C. Spoon without getting on top of the fish. Very simply, I cast it. It has been working for me, every summer and every winter, for over 15 years. And it works at times in spring and fall. Basically, it works anytime that bass are schooled up and feeding on shad.

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