Nick Cekalla and Nick Lindner break down the topic of fall walleye fishing, specifically trolling, including locations to check out as water temperatures drop and a few go-to crankbaits that will get the job done for fall walleyes.
What’s nice about this style of fishing is how much water you’re able to cover on a body of water and find fish as they roam and stay on the move chasing baitfish. Cekalla looks for stopping points during this transition from summer to fall spots on deep sand and deep rock as they work towards shallow water these spots change throughout the day based on light penetration and movement of the walleye’s food source.
It’s important to note that not all fish you mark on electronics are active or will eat and that why trolling is so productive because you can use more aggressive fast-moving baits to find those fish that are willing to react.
Cekalla starts with the Rumble Shad and moves to the Rumble B and Stick as the water gets colder. As with the speed of his troll he typically starts faster and slows down until he gets bit consistently. It can be the best time of the year to target the biggest walleye in the system and adapting to their ever-changing behavior will be the key.
Fall walleye fishing is magic but it doesn’t happen without the right knowledge and tools.