The fishing this past month was officially the best August walleye fishing I’ve ever had. We consistently had good numbers of quality fish and very few days where the bite was slow. Normally the month of August is a hit and miss month for walleye, so it was nice to put anglers on such a good bite.
The majority of the walleye are still holding on the outside weed edge in 17’-25’. Lindy rigs with leeches or night crawlers have been catching most of the fish. Don’t rule out a jig and minnow though. We have already had success on minnows and it will only get better as we get into October.
The month of September is typically when walleye transition into their fall habits. They begin moving to points or steep breaks near deep water and start to show a preference to minnow type baits. During this time it can be difficult to stay on active walleye, so it works out great that the smallmouth love eating this time of year.
Smallmouth need to fatten up for the winter, so they go on a fall feeding binge that lasts well into October. These hard fighting fish are some of the most aggressive eaters and fall victim to numerous presentations. You can use everything from top water lures to giant live bait depending on the mood of the fish. If you ever wanted to get someone hooked on fishing, this is the type of fishing for them. Every year we boat hundreds of beautiful picture-worthy smallmouth, as well as numerous trophy sized ones.
If you ever have any questions feel free to shoot me an email and I’ll respond as soon as I can. Good luck fishing!