By Dwayne Ammeter

Fisherman holding up a walleye he caught fishing a river.

As the air cools each day and the leaves begin to change, the bite in the north country begins to heat up. This trip found me out on a back-country lake where accessibility is limited.

The morning found us catching good-sized walleyes off weed edges with sharp drop-offs using the RZ Jig in firetiger pattern. Later in the morning, we switched our tactics to trolling the bottom of the drop-offs with the Northland Float’n Walleye Crawler Hauler. By mid-day we found ourselves pitching soft plastic tubes in green pumpkin for what turned out to be exactly what these smallmouth bass were looking for. Sometimes a well-planned walleye trip can turn into a phenomenal smallmouth trip.

Angler showing off a morning time smallmouth he caught.

So as the weather turns and winter nears, get out and enjoy some of the year’s best fishing! Till next time, tight lines!

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