Split-shot Rigs for Ultra Finesse Walleye Fishing

Drop shot hookOne overlooked technique for extracting fussy walleyes from specific structure is to try a split-shot rig. When traditional jig fishing has slowed down taking the subtle approach of a light hook like Mustad‰’s Live Bait hooks and coupling with a small split shot creates aåÊscenario where the livebait can be the attraction and yet the rig can be cast and worked like a jig. Simply pitch the Split-Shot Rig out and let it settle to the bottom, then work it back to the boat with a slow lift drop motion. If you find a key spot on the structure simply let the bait pause and work in that area for an extended period.


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