Higher trolling speeds can also be utilized on rivers in conjunction with the current. We will address some of the best trolling lures as ranked by user feedback and ratings. Husky Jerk Walleye Trolling Lure. Trolling works fine for Saugeyes in winter water temps. But finicky saugers are notorious short-strikers. What speed do you guys troll on Erie? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38RdjSQDN4o, Outdoor Hub, LLC (d/b/a Carbon Media Group), 3290 W. Big Beaver Rd. I don't use planer boards but a few do, You won't need to go … The lake's small size, plus the absence of large motorboats, makes the reservoir ideal for canoes, kayaks and john boats. A soft-plastic, grub-style body offers a slippery, life-like appearance, while the … While saugeye fishing success naturally comes and goes, business couldn't be better. Sometimes you can tell what species they are by the way they relate to cover and structure. Minimum size limit is 15 inches. Most of my winter Saugeye come from deep stream wintering holes, where I can bank fish. Good luck! Saugeye is a hybrid mix between a walleye and a sauger, Alum creek receives an annual stocking program of both saugeye and muskie. 'Eye color: Walleye/Saugeye/Sauger see yellows, oranges, and greens better than other colors. It is a rule not a law. We caught a handful of short fish, but landed one keeper 19\" 2.2lbs. Suite 500, Troy, Michigan 48084 USA. Saugmon 7 years ago #2186 This has been a dismal start to the season this year. To share photos, experiences and information with other Atwood Lake saugeye anglers. Troll the west side flat to the drop off in 30’+. Catch short-striking fish like saugers and walleyes with this wintertime tailrace rig. We appreciate the fact that you take time out of your busy schedules to fish. I would get a map and look for humps in or near deeper water. Mostly I don't like sitting in the boat freezing my arse off. Saugeye may be caught along the dam and causeways by trolling live bait rigs and crankbaits near the water’s surface. Indian Lake Saugeye trolling not so hot. We were throwing/ trolling Bottom Bouncers and worm harnesses for saugeye, gold blade was the ticket. I only use braid with a heavy snap swivel no problems. Saugeye and Walleye are often caught in the Great Miami near the spillway in early spring Suggested lures for walleye/saugeye fishing: Vibe-E, Spinners, 3" to 5" chartreuse curly tail grubs, Trolling: Big O and of course minnow and bobber, grubs are often tipped with a minnow for added attraction. I catch some Saugeye in winter and most are very deep, 20-40 feet. But we never tried it in the winter or even for suspended fish over deep water in the summer. The range has a lot of of crazy colors to choose from and most will work best on really dull days or when night fishing for walleye. The advantages of using a downrigger is being able to control your depth when you troll. Usually this time of year 1.2 to … Example dive depths for this lure are 30 feet of line is 10 feet down, 90 feet of line is 18 feet down and 195 feet of line in 22 feet down. This time of year is hard fishing, alot of seach and destroy on a new lake. Shallow lakes like Buckeye and Indian are always good lakes for trolling, with casting lures or bait being preferred in some areas because of the cover and just the room available. 5; 5 months, 1 week ago. That’s saugeye time, and action should be unusually good, since the high water means few have been caught so far this winter. Walleye/Saugeye in the spring and early summer can be of tremendous size and our Oklahoma limits are very generous. And it's not just in the spring, when 'eyes are easy. In summer heat you can try to get them down deep where the water can be may degrees cooler. Tailrace jig Pete Sucheski I discussed earlier how to catch walleye and saugeye from the bank, however fishing from a boat is a completely different scenario. reply to topic previous topic next topic. We were throwing/ trolling Bottom Bouncers and worm harnesses for saugeye, gold blade was the ticket. That’s what I’m saying, I’ve haven’t heard of anyone doing this for saugeye or maybe some are and just not saying anything.
As our membership continues to grow we look forward to reading your reports and learning from your experiences as an OGF member. Welcome to our new and improved comments Once one is caught, work the area thoroughly with crankbaits, jigs or jig-and-minnow combinations. Anglers that learn when to slow down and when to crank it up, have the best chance of hooking a walleye. That is a good place to be fishing. The Saugeye is a hybrid fish created by crossing a female walleye with a male sauger. The fishery is rated fair. They do come up shallow to feed, but it is really hard to hit those short feeding periods and most of them are at night. Sounds like there is enough from you guys who have been fishing for them much longer than I have to give it a go! If the fish are hitting the bait hard, anglers can try making the run with the current. We are blessed these days with extraordinary fish finders and GPS mapping. I find fish first. Remember I’ve only been a saugeye fisherman 1 year. I manage to get my share of Crappie also. Fingerlings are fish that are about 1-2 inches long. For saugeye, casting jigs tipped with brightly colored soft plastics around rocky areas in spring and fall. I use to fish saugeye alot. Trolling puts a lot more pressure on your gear especially if you are using planer boards or heavy lead core line to help get down deep. I have wondered if a bottom bouncer trailing a small plug would work. ****Vertical jigging for saugers and walleyes in tailraces is a productive wintertime technique. 04-10-2020, 11:53 AM #5. Know matter how good you think you are. Never tried it... figured the water temp got them too sluggish and always stuck with slow jig-n-minner but what do I know... we're waiting for your report as soon as you get out there and try it, Here is my opinion founded on some facts and a lot of BS. 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