We have all run into a stretch of walleyes that just won’t take our jigs the whole way. When most walleye anglers run into these short biting fish one of their first reactions is to attach a stinger hook to their jig to increase hooking percentages. Stinger hooks work, but there is another technique that can help seal the deal on these short biters. I call it “bulking up” with soft plastics. By simply adding a soft plastic like Powerbait to a jig you can dramatically increase the surface area of your offering without adding much weight. This makes your presentation much easier for a walleye to move in flare its gills and inhale. Next time you come up short on jigging walleyes try bulking up to help seal the deal.