Fishing the slip sinker rig is quite easy, after a cast allow the rig to sink.When you pull the rig the stop catches the sinker as it moves along the bottom allowing the bait to look natural for an easy meal.Here is a basic seasonal guideline to follow in buying the proper live bait for walleyes: Jigs are the most common lure used for walleye.
Most often they relate to structural elements like rock humps, inside turns, breakline transitions, and man made cribs.
This is why the presentations must be precise, to offer your bait in the strike zone.
Walleye are known for picking up live bait and dropping it as soon as they feel any type of resistance.
The slip-sinker rig eliminates the resistance, as a walleye strikes the bait the angler free spools the line allowing the walleye to swim away to eat the bait for a hookset.
The slip sinker rig is made up of three components, a hook, sliding weight and a stop.
They can be purchased pre-tied at most sport shops or you can make your own.Another very popular spinner for walleye is the weight forward spinner primarily used on Lake Erie.Walleye anglers tip the spinner with a piece of night crawler leaving an inch or so trailing behind the single hook.When walleyes suspend at a certain depth on a piece of structure (rock pile, crib, or submerged hump) the slip bobber rig is highly effective by presenting the live bait at a pre set depth, putting the bait right in their face.You can make slip bobber rigs rather easy or buy them at sport shops.Most walleye anglers tip their jigs with live bait for added attraction and scent. When the water is cold and the walleyes are sluggish, use a very slow presentation, short gentle taps on the retrieve works the best.