The Fall Walleye Pattern You Should Know About
Category: fishing reports
Oct 6th, 2021 by Keith Worrall
Modified Oct 6th, 2021 at 12:52 PM
Fall Fishing & Lake Kabetogama
Experiencing unbelievable weather for this time of year. Despite the nice days and unseasonably warm weather, we are starting to see some classic fall patterns develop.
Spent the past week on Kabetogama Lake in northern Minnesota. A picturesque lake with great walleye and smallmouth bass fishing. We targeted the walleye this trip and caught some really nice fish basically just hanging and jigging jigs and minnows over the side.
Have seen this pattern before but it is worth pointing out right now with many anglers snapping glide baits or snap jigging. There are times when fish want the bait doing nothing.
The program was double hooking a small shiner or big fathead so that it was dead and basically hanging the jig vertically below the boat and doing nothing with it. The bites were light where you would just feel a little bit extra weight. The guides on Kab had been seeing that pattern through the summer. If you moved the jig too much, the fish wouldn’t touch it. Thought that was interesting.
For this type of bite, long shank hooks are important so the hook comes out further down the back of the minnow. Been using Northland’s Deep V jig a lot this summer because of the hook and also like the pill shape head for deep water.
More nice weather in the forecast, a lot of great fishing left this fall.