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Catching pressured walleyes

Fishing the Midwest

June 17, 2014
Bob Jensen , The Daily Freeman Journal

I was in central Minnesota last week fishing with my friend Mike Frisch. Mike is an outstanding angler for a variety of fish, but on this trip we were after walleyes. So were dozens and dozens of other anglers on the lake we were on. Word was out that the walleyes on this particular lake wanted to get caught, and lots of fishermen were on the water trying to oblige them. This created an abundance of fishing pressure and made the walleyes change their ways. They quit doing what they had been doing, and that made the catching tougher for the folks who didn't adapt. If you adapted, you caught walleyes: If you didn't, the frying pan stayed clean. Here's what we did to catch walleyes when the catching got tough.



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