Jason Mitchell and Green Bay guide Bret Alexander share some productive tips on how to use the Deep-Vee Bucktail jigs for spring walleye. Not all hair jigs are created equal. The subtleness and natural profile of the right hair jig can catch spring walleye when nothing else will.
There aren’t many techniques that can catch a walleye in the early season the way a bucktail jig can. If fish are negative, or cold the subtle and tantalizing action of the Deep-Vee Bucktail can be the ticket to turning on the bite.
In this episode you see the guys chase dirty warmer water on Green Bay to find active pre-spawn walleyes in very shallow water which can certainly be a challenge. A big key to the bites you see is when these walleye are super lethargic you need a stinger hook to make sure you aren’t missing short biting fish. Move with the wind because the warm water will move and bring the walleyes with it.
It helps to use your electronics to scan these large flats to find where they are positioned otherwise you can waste a lot of time fishing unproductive water. Side imaging over rolling sand makes spotting pods of walleye much easier than other structure.
Talking about the Deep-Vee Bucktail, the big advantage of this bait is it fishes nice and thing which is very important.
Deep-Vee Bucktail Jig Kit (39 Piece) $129.99
Kit includes 36 packaged Deep-Vee Bucktail Jigs, a 36 inch Northland ruler scale, an eye cleaner and a Northland tackle box.
The Deep-Vee Bucktail Jig sports a keeled “DEEP-VEE” design that’s thicker on top and thin on bottom to track straight and fall fast. It also features large eyes that exude a “match-the-hatch” realism. Dressed with bucktail on the back end this jig can be fished by itself or with your favorite type of live bait or plastics.