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 30â+. 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. Thatâs what Iâm saying, Iâve havenât heard of anyone doing this for saugeye or maybe some are and just not saying anything.