Walleye caught on a live-bait spinner rig.

As walleyes are on the move, a productive way to target them is with live bait rigs. Here are some tips on how to increase your catch. Much thought is given to spinner blade color selection. I like to keep it simple, however and use water clarity as a guide in helping me select which spinner rigs to use. When the water is clear, I opt for metallic colors, while off-colored waters call for some of the brighter colors. I prefer Pro-Walleye Crawler Harnesses for much of my spinner fishing, using the UV Silver Christmas and UV Gold Christmas patterns in clear water, and the UV Hot Steel and UV Tiger patterns in off-colored waters.

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Whether the waters you fish are off-colored or clear, odds are good that the walleyes in those waters will be susceptible to fast fishing methods this summer. Using the tips just presented can, in fact, probably help you get in on some fast fishing this summer as those walleyes are on the move!

As always, enjoy your time on the water, and remember to include a youngster in your next outdoor adventure!

Not sure how to store those live bait and spinner rigs, you’ll want to check out these 7 storage hacks.

Mike Frisch is a western Minnesota fishing guide and co-host of the popular Fishing the Midwest TV series. Visit www.fishingthemidwest.com or follow Fishing the Midwest on Facebook for more “fishy” stuff.


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